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Category: Helping Hands

3 months ago

Les jeunes futurs professionnels de la santé veulent aussi contribuer

Plusieurs étudiants étaient sur le point de terminer leur formation lorsque la COVID-19 est arrivée.
3 months ago

Newfoundland family creates no-contact food bank delivery service

They repurposed their existing Facebook page about local restaurants to help connect volunteers and donors with people in need of food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 months ago

Un capuchon de protection 10 fois plus efficace qu'un masque N95?

Dr Caissie et l'entreprise CCM travaillent sur un nouveau prototype.
3 months ago

Déjà près de 204 000$ en dons pour Centraide Outaouais

Les fonds seront distribués aux organismes communautaires de la région pour aider les personnes plus vulnérables.
3 months ago

B.C. boy fundraises to buy snacks for health care workers fighting COVID-19

Nine-year-old Bear Yeung raised $3,000 to donate energy bars and drinks to workers at his local hospital.
3 months ago

B.C. business owner switches from making dog beds to surgical masks and N95 respirators

Jason Zanatta bought two mask-manufacturing machines from China and is retraining his employees to make 100,000 of each type of mask per day.
3 months ago

Ottawa restaurant Pure Kitchen creates brown-bag lunch donation packages for health care workers

The company’s Pay it Forward program began delivering meals to workers at hospital emergency departments and Ottawa’s COVID-19 assessment clinic last weekend.
3 months ago

"You're on Team Canada now," says six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser

The hockey star and future doctor is rallying Canadian businesses and individuals to donate surplus PPE to front-line health care workers.
3 months ago

Toronto ER doctor spearheads donation of old cellphones to city’s most vulnerable

The phones provide a means of connection for people who may have trouble accessing health and social services offered by the city.
3 months ago

Distillerie de renommée mondiale transforme son alcool en antiseptique pour les mains

Pour supporter l'effort contre la COVID-19, la Distillerie Fils du Roy fabrique maintenant un produit antiseptique.
3 months ago

This tradesperson thanks frontline workers by volunteering

Byron Bustillo put out a message offering to do small repair jobs for frontline workers and seniors, pro bono.
3 months ago

Hospitality industry rallies to feed vulnerable Canadians

Operation Ramzieh prepares and delivers food kits, designed to last approximately 10 days, to vulnerable citizens in Ottawa and Toronto.
3 months ago

Virtual citizenship ceremony allows COVID-19 researcher to become a Canadian and begin essential work

Canadian citizenship will allow Dr. Adolf Ng to begin conducting vital research that may help Canada recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
3 months ago

Nouveau prototype de respirateur conçu par une firme Montréalaise

La firme CAE a créé un nouveau respirateur qui peut être construit plus rapidement que la plupart des modèles présentement utilisés.
3 months ago

Alberta business owner donates RVs and trailers for health care workers who need to self-isolate

We've read about hotels and universities, across Canada, providing accommodations for health care workers and vulnerable families. This time an Alberta man is making headlines for donating a company fleet of RVs.
3 months ago

This online platform helps frontline medical staff get groceries during COVID-19

GroceryHero Canada matches health care workers with volunteer shoppers in their area.
3 months ago

UOttawa donates unused residence to serve as quarantine space for vulnerable families

The units will be available to vulnerable families who need a safe space to self-isolate due to illness or a positive COVID-19 test.
3 months ago

Med students at U of T support health care workers with child care, grocery shopping

The students have mobilized a volunteer network to provide essential services to health care providers working on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
3 months ago

UOttawa med students collect over 80,000 units of protective equipment for health care workers in five days

The Ottawa Hospital will vet the items, and distribute them to local hospitals and health care professionals.
3 months ago

Almonte "Dairy Distillery" ships 1,000 litres of sanitizer to the Ottawa Hospital

"Many of us on the team have been helped by this great institution, so it's an honour to be able to contribute."
3 months ago

Canada Goose switches to producing hospital scrubs and gowns amid COVID-19

To offset widespread supply shortages, facilities in Toronto and Winnipeg will aim to manufacture 10,000 units.
3 months ago

This BC shop replaced a health care worker's stolen bike for free

Oak Bay Bikes is also prioritizing repairs on bikes belonging to health care workers, and offering free loaners.
4 months ago

A former MP and health minister returns to the front lines

Like hundreds of retired hospital workers in Canada, Dr. Jane Philpott answers the call for front line support.
4 months ago

Des centaines de couturières québécoises prennent part au combat contre la COVID-19

Grâce à l'initiative d'une coopérative de Montréal, 1200 couturières se mobilisent pour contribuer à la production d’accessoires médicaux.
4 months ago

University makerspace supplies Ottawa hospitals with 3D-printed face shields

The Richard L'Abbé Makerspace staff are using their lab equipment to manufacture protective equipment for frontline health care workers.
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