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Sharing acts of #covidkindness and uplifting stories from the front lines of Canadian health care.

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All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

A massive undertaking with complicated logistics, #TeamVaccine came together to share best practices and mobilized to deliver vaccines in two or three long-term care homes per day. As of January 15, first dose vaccination clinics have been held in all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto.

ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

"As the pandemic began to affect our Calgary hospitals and community, I realized that I wanted to capture what was actually happening inside our hospitals."

Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19

Dr. Michael Gallea hasn’t been able to hug his mother since the start of the pandemic, but got to touch her shoulder when giving her the shot.
a month ago

12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020

covidkindness.ca is all about telling stories of those making an impact on the front lines of Canadian health care and sharing acts of kindness and joy during these challenging times.
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2 days ago

Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19

The new test delivers more accurate results than others already on the market, in just five minutes.

26hr photo project: "The rewarding piece is the collaborative teamwork."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

A massive undertaking with complicated logistics, #TeamVaccine came together to share best practices and mobilized to deliver vaccines in two or three long-term care homes per day. As of January 15, first dose vaccination clinics have been held in all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto.

ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

"As the pandemic began to affect our Calgary hospitals and community, I realized that I wanted to capture what was actually happening inside our hospitals."

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.

"We're Gonna Be Okay": Saskatchewan nurse creates song of encouragement amid ongoing pandemic

Carol Scrivener, who performs as Carolina Jack, wrote “We’re Gonna Be Okay” to help people stay strong and keep fighting COVID-19.
8 days ago

Toronto lab processes its one millionth COVID-19 test

Technicians at Shared Hospital Laboratory have been working 24/7 since March 2020 to process COVID tests for four of Toronto’s largest hospitals.

Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19

Dr. Michael Gallea hasn’t been able to hug his mother since the start of the pandemic, but got to touch her shoulder when giving her the shot.

26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

73-year-old retired nurse among those ready to help with immunizations

After four years in retirement, Marcia Carr returned to nursing during the first wave of the pandemic. She is among the retired and current healthcare professionals waiting to be deployed wherever they are needed to help immunize Canadians.
14 days ago

Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19

The partnership between the magazine and Canadian journalism schools hopes to create a central repository of obituaries for those who have died from the disease.
15 days ago

Yukon administers its first COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care residents and workers

The Moderna vaccine arrived a week ago, the territory’s vaccine strategy prioritizes care homes, elderly people and healthcare workers.

26hr photo project: "I’ve always put advocacy at the forefront of my medical journey."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
16 days ago

By Canada Day, more than two-thirds of Ottawans may be vaccinated against COVID-19

The city’s public health officials expect to receive enough doses to vaccinate around 680,000 people by July 1.
a month ago

12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020

covidkindness.ca is all about telling stories of those making an impact on the front lines of Canadian health care and sharing acts of kindness and joy during these challenging times.

Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September

PHAC says based on its current rollout schedule, all Canadians should have access to a shot by the early fall of 2021.

26hr photo project: "It's been hard..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
a month ago

Calgary company develops, then donates life-saving resuscitators to Alberta Health Services

A collaboration between industry and healthcare led to the invention of the Alberta E-Vent, a new resuscitator that will benefit hospitals in areas that cannot afford ventilators.
a month ago

Ontario ice cream company to provide freezers for vaccine storage

The Chapman family in Markdale, Ontario signed on to Canada’s pandemic response plan in the 1980s. Ready to do their part, the family-owned Chapman’s Ice Cream will become a cold storage facility for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
a month ago

Cupcakes to help fight COVID-19? This Ottawa 8-year-old baked up a great idea to raise research funds

Sophie George has raised nearly $2,000 for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation by baking and selling delicious treats
a month ago

Just how safe is your bubble?

The Canadian Medical Association has launched testyourbubble.ca to help Canadians better understand how to protect themselves against COVID-19.
a month ago

Pandemic worries keeping you awake? Insomniac doctor shares the tips that work for him

Dr. Brian Goldman says these five things can improve your nightly rest and help you cope with sleeplessness.
a month ago

Ontario personal support worker is the first Canadian vaccinated against COVID-19

Anita Quidangen, a frontline health care worker at a Toronto long term care facility, received Canada's fist dose of the much-awaited vaccine.
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