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Category: Helping Hands

7 days ago

University of Alberta researcher studying whether HVAC systems can spread COVID-19

Dr. Lexuan Zhong and her team are blending engineering and medical research to examine how and whether the virus can be carried and transmitted through air that’s pushed around by ventilation systems.
13 days ago

Pandemos app lets health care providers share information and hacks to help fight COVID-19

The app, created by a medical resident at U of T and two veterans of the health tech field, allows doctors to find and share new and developing information and tips that can help them on the front lines of the pandemic.
14 days ago

Youth with disabilities get some virtual social interaction thanks to Toronto rehab hospital

The youth advisory team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is hosting hangouts and Netflix parties to help the teens connect with friends and peers during the pandemic.
19 days ago

CMA and partners launch a new mental-health support line for physicians and med students

The Wellness Support Line, with funding provided by Scotiabank and MD Financial Management, will offer mental health counselling and support whenever it is needed.
20 days ago

Mississauga man sews specialized masks for the hard-of-hearing

Max Cucchiella's masks ensure that people are safe while the deaf community is not left behind.
a month ago

“I am lucky to be an RN...”; an optimistic account of providing frontline care for the homeless in Calgary

RN and University of Calgary medical student Bikram Sekhon writes about the rewards and challenges of working at an Assisted Self-Isolation Site (ASIS) alongside physicians, pharmacists and social workers.
a month ago

Med students offer clear, concise daily updates about the pandemic on COVID-19 Made Simple

The brief informational snapshots about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic are pulled from reliable news sources and are available on Facebook and Instagram.
a month ago

Drive-in theatres provide family entertainment during COVID-19

Social distancing restrictions provide new life for drive-in theatres across Quebec.
a month ago

Blood donors in Edmonton stepping up to meet the need

Even after many donors cancelled their appointments in March, the Canadian Blood Services was able to meet their blood donation goal for the Edmonton area by the end of May.
a month ago

Ottawa group sews medical gowns for homeless shelter volunteers

Ottawa Gowns 4 Homeless plans to donate 2,500 gowns to Ottawa Inner City Health.
a month ago

Toronto cancer survivor sews 600 masks for community

Deanna Insley is donating the masks to the hospital where she received treatment and to people in need.
a month ago

Calgary teen inspires community to help young girls

17-year-old Deep Braich launched Youth Helping Youth YYC to deliver hygiene kits to local girls who, due to COVID-19, are unable to access products they need.
a month ago

Trois soeurs créent une friperie pour recueillir des fonds d'urgence contre la COVID-19

Tout revenue et dons vont directement à Centraide Montréal.
a month ago

CMA Foundation contributes $250,000 to youth mental-health charity Jack.org

The non-profit offers mental health education programs for Canadian youth, including resources to help them deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
a month ago

99-year-old WW2 veteran is walking 100km to fundraise for hospitals

George Markow has been walking everyday for months in the hopes of raising $100,000.
2 months ago

Meals for Heroes Ottawa feeds healthcare workers and the homeless

University of Ottawa students start new initiative to provide healthy meals prepared by local caterers.
2 months ago

Specialized transparent masks developed for hard-of-hearing

Ottawa couple finds "clear" solution for the overlooked needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
2 months ago

University of Saskatchewan medical students connect with isolated seniors

Madeline Parker, a medical student, is participating in weekly phone calls with seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago

Check this app before heading to your grocery store to see what’s available

Saskatchewan professor Dr. Melanie Morrison created the crowd-sourced What’s in Stock app to help people prevent wasted trips to the store during COVID-19.
2 months 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 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months ago

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

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