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

Nous partageons les gestes d’#EntraideCOVID19 et les récits inspirants des gens œuvrant en premières lignes.

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Canadian designer John Fluevog released a limited edition shoe in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

The shoes were released for pre-sale on April 23 and sold out within a few hours.
3 days ago

Meet the Raptors ‘Superfan’ driving around Toronto handing out free meals

The #MealsontheMove project has delivered thousands of meals to health care workers, first responders, shelters, food banks, and more.

VIDEO: Emergency room doctors won’t back down from the fight against COVID-19

Docs that Rock, a band composed of Canadian emergency physicians, have created an inspiring video cover of Tom Petty’s classic song.

U of T researchers developing a rapid COVID-19 antibody test

The new test will be able to determine if a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and developed antibodies to it in less than an hour.
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26hr photo project: "The hardest part of being on call is..."

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

Facebook group connects Ottawa kids and seniors through art

Group participants build art projects around a weekly theme, which are then delivered to a local long-term care facility.

VIDEO: Emergency room doctors won’t back down from the fight against COVID-19

Docs that Rock, a band composed of Canadian emergency physicians, have created an inspiring video cover of Tom Petty’s classic song.
2 days ago

Ottawa six-year-old raises more than $5,000 for long-term care home

Lennox Donnelly's original goal was to raise $50, and ended up with a hundred times that.
2 days ago

Online farmers' market housed in a Dartmouth theatre keeping vendors and customers connected

Alderney Landing Community Centre’s theatre and farmers’ market had to close due to COVID-19, but employees are sorting and fulfilling online orders for curbside pickup.
3 days ago

Meet the Raptors ‘Superfan’ driving around Toronto handing out free meals

The #MealsontheMove project has delivered thousands of meals to health care workers, first responders, shelters, food banks, and more.

26hr photo project: "I am choosing to be hopeful."

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

VIDÉO: Le déconfinement expliqué aux enfants

Avec autant de confusion, inquiétude, et de questions reliées à la COVID-19, voici une vidéo pour aider les jeunes à comprendre le déconfinement.
4 days ago

Donated tablets allow Toronto hospitals to safely connect patients with their families

Hospital staff worked quickly to install communications apps on the tablets so people can see and speak with hospitalized family members who cannot receive visitors.

Canadian designer John Fluevog released a limited edition shoe in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

The shoes were released for pre-sale on April 23 and sold out within a few hours.
5 days ago

NS teacher 3D printing "ear savers" for health care workers

Tim Coombs has distributed 17,000 to date and continues daily production.

101-year-old man recovers from COVID-19 in the comfort of his own home

Clément Maltais beat the virus without spending a single day in hospital.

First Canadian clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine to be led by Dalhousie University researchers

The Canadian Centre for Vaccinology will soon begin testing the potential vaccine to see how well it is tolerated by both younger and older adults.

Mother-daughter duo created a children's book about the coronavirus

Proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Kids Help Phone.

U of T researchers developing a rapid COVID-19 antibody test

The new test will be able to determine if a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and developed antibodies to it in less than an hour.
7 days ago

Ottawa high school teachers offer a helping hand to neighbours at long-term care home

The teachers at Woodroffe High School, which is near hard-hit Carlingview Manor, are buying toiletries for seniors and healthy snacks for staff members.

26hr photo project: "...there’s a lot of uncertainty."

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

Canadian doctor publishes their personal journal after 14 days as ward physician for COVID patients

When the pandemic hit, Dr. Ariel Lefkowitz was put in charge of the COVID Ward; all infected non-ICU patients at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
8 days ago

App invented in Ottawa helping families stay connected with loved ones in hospital

aTouchAway makes it easy for people in hospitals or nursing homes to video-call their loved ones while in-person visits are restricted due to COVID-19.

Santé Canada autorise les premiers essais cliniques de vaccins sur humains

Ceci pourrait être la première étape vers un vaccin distribué partout dans le pays.

Queen’s nursing graduate wastes zero time putting her degree to work

2020 graduate Jordan Bast finished her schooling in April and immediately took a contract at a group home in the Toronto area experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.
9 days ago

Hamilton organization helps staff pay it forward with a warm meal

We Feed The Need is making it their mission to lift spirits and help feed frontline health care workers.

26hr photo project: "I just feel really lucky..."

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

Hear astronaut Chris Hadfield’s powerful message to Canadian children

Hadfield's reading of his book "The Darkest Dark" for a Toronto children's hospital contains a welcome message of finding beauty in darkness.
11 days ago

Nova Scotia woman pens “love letters” to local care workers

91-year-old Jane Wilkins is showing her appreciation for workers on the front lines during COVID-19 with handwritten cards thanking them for their efforts.
11 days ago

Résultats encourageants pour un vaccin créé par une entreprise québécoise

L'entreprise biopharmaceutique Medicago a annoncé que les résultats de la première ronde de tests sont positifs.
12 days ago

Toronto man bakes over 200 pies for neighbours while in quarantine

"Do what you do, and give it away for free. It'll come back to you, I swear. It's a bad business model on paper, but it works. People are good."
12 days ago

Halifax researchers looking to make N95 respirators out of wood pulp

If successful, the new product could also benefit the Nova Scotia forestry sector, which suffered the loss of a major pulp plant in January.

Saskatchewan laboratory and National Research Council team up to increase production of potential COVID-19 vaccine

The lab at the University of Saskatchewan hopes the assistance from the NRC will allow them to make more of the candidate vaccine they are studying and produce it more quickly for testing.

SFU professor's invention to help recovery of ventilator patients approved for use in U.S.

Under an Emergency Use Authorization, the F.D.A. approved the use of electrical stimulation to strengthen the diaphragm, which can weaken with prolonged ventilator use.
13 days ago

Public art brightens boarded-up storefronts in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood

The murals created by local artists, both professional and amateur, honour healthcare workers and offer a hopeful perspective on the pandemic.

It's International Nurses Day, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth

Today, we honour and support nurses by thanking them for their effort, skills and dedication.

26hr photo project: "...it's the calm before the storm."

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

VIDEO: La danse de confinement avec Horacio Arruda

Horacio Arruda danse avec rapper Rod le Stod sur une chanson qui nous rappelle que le confinement est important pendant cette pandémie.
15 days ago

VIDEO: These Edmonton seniors enjoyed a giant drive-by Mother’s Day parade

“This pandemic has reminded me that Edmonton is a great place full of amazing people who care about the community."
15 days ago

Medical professionals help people with hearing loss stay informed and connected during COVID-19 crisis

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing need to see a speaker’s face to help them communicate effectively, so it’s important to help them get the information they need.
16 days ago

Toronto's BMO Field becomes a massive kitchen handing out free meals to those in need

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment program aims to deliver 13,000 meals a day.
17 days ago

Meet the 100-year-old NS woman who beat COVID-19

Kathleen Murphy's family credits the staff at Northwood long-term care facility for helping them stay optimistic after the unsettling diagnosis.

26hr photo project: "...I ran into some co-residents and they had pizza."

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

Clothing company launches a $20 million program to gift customized clothing to Canadian health care workers

Aritzia aims to gift clothing packages to 150,000 Canadian frontline health care professionals who are working against spread of Covid-19.
18 days ago

Crowvid19 and his creator raise funds and spirits around Ottawa

The metal sculpture of a crow visits the highest bidder every week, with all funds donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.
19 days ago

BC health care workers reveal ‘the person behind the mask’ in powerful video

“Health care workers are here for you. Behind each mask is an individual—a parent, child, spouse, sibling and friend—who is ready to take care of you and your loved ones."

Canadian researchers first in the world to treat COVID-19 with a specialized procedure

A team of doctors in London, ON successfully treated a patient with COVID-19 using a modified dialysis machine.
19 days ago

First responders in Nova Scotia making bedtime more fun for kids

Paramedics, fire fighters and police officers from Pictou County are recording Facebook videos of themselves reading bedtime stories for children.

New initiative aims to connect lonely patients with family and health care providers

Frontline Connect, a physician-led grassroots organization, is providing patients with data-enabled devices to make sure they stay connected with their doctors and with family.
20 days ago

Snowbirds embark on cross-country tour to boost morale

“Operation Inspiration” will see the Snowbirds fly East to West over the coming weeks.
20 days ago

CHEO’s virtual emergency room will help parents decide if kids need to go to the hospital

The new service offers video appointments where a doctor will assess the child’s condition and advise parents whether they need to come to the emergency department.
21 days ago

Ontario health care workers can get their taxes done for free by a volunteer CPA

Chartered professional accountants will prepare tax returns for Ontario health care workers free of charge, as a thank-you for their work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.