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Category: Helping Hands

Meet the Raptors ‘Superfan’ driving around Toronto handing out free meals
9 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.
Donated tablets allow Toronto hospitals to safely connect patients with their families
9 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.
NS teacher 3D printing "ear savers" for health care workers
9 months ago

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

Tim Coombs has distributed 17,000 to date and continues daily production.
Ottawa high school teachers offer a helping hand to neighbours at long-term care home
9 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.
App invented in Ottawa helping families stay connected with loved ones in hospital
9 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.
Hamilton organization helps staff pay it forward with a warm meal
9 months 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.
Résultats encourageants pour un vaccin créé par une entreprise québécoise
9 months 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.
Halifax researchers looking to make N95 respirators out of wood pulp
9 months 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.
Toronto's BMO Field becomes a massive kitchen handing out free meals to those in need
9 months 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.
Clothing company launches a $20 million program to gift customized clothing to Canadian health care workers
9 months 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.
Ontario health care workers can get their taxes done for free by a volunteer CPA
10 months 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.
Volunteers across Canada are quickly producing personal protective equipment using 3D printers
10 months ago

Volunteers across Canada are quickly producing personal protective equipment using 3D printers

Using or improving on open-source designs, volunteers are making everything from ear guards and face shields to a ventilator connector.
Canadian-invented machine cleans and disinfects N95 masks for reuse by health workers
10 months ago

Canadian-invented machine cleans and disinfects N95 masks for reuse by health workers

The Clean Flow Mini was invented to sanitize apples and other produce, but owner Paul Moyer realized it might be able to help fight COVID-19 by cleaning used masks.
Dr. Theresa Tam: "I am encouraged by the patience, cooperation and kindness of Canadians who are making the path easier for all"
10 months ago

Dr. Theresa Tam: "I am encouraged by the patience, cooperation and kindness of Canadians who are making the path easier for all"

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam took to Twitter to share inspiring examples of Canadians who are joining the call for volunteers.
St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto gives back to the community
10 months ago

St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto gives back to the community

Staff at the hospital have set up a fundraising campaign to lend support to organizations helping the homeless.
Un joueur de la NFL travaille dans un Centres d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée
10 months ago

Un joueur de la NFL travaille dans un Centres d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, qui vient d’emporter le Super Bowl avec les Chiefs de Kansas City, essaie d'aider comme il peut.
Canadian YouTubers open restaurant tab for local health care providers
10 months ago

Canadian YouTubers open restaurant tab for local health care providers

Cristine Rotenberg and Ben Mazowita started $3,000 tabs at three Ottawa restaurants so health care workers can order a complimentary takeout meal.
Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena is now a massive kitchen preparing 10,000 free meals per day
10 months ago

Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena is now a massive kitchen preparing 10,000 free meals per day

The meals are being distributed to the city’s front-line health care workers and vulnerable persons experiencing food insecurity.
An Edmonton restaurant helps people in need with free meals
10 months ago

An Edmonton restaurant helps people in need with free meals

Restaurant owner Imran Javaid is serving up hundreds free meals a week, no questions asked.
Yukon Brewing gave out nearly 500 bottles of hand sanitizer
10 months ago

Yukon Brewing gave out nearly 500 bottles of hand sanitizer

People were asked to drop off cash donations for the Whitehorse Food Bank. According to a spokesperson for Yukon Brewing, $8,556 was raised for the food bank.
Southern Ontario company pivots from pigs to humans in fight against pandemic
10 months ago

Southern Ontario company pivots from pigs to humans in fight against pandemic

Dave Caputo’s company now builds anti-microbial barriers that prevent the spread of COVID-19 between hospital patients, rather than keeping flu from spreading among hog populations.
CMA Foundation commits $20 million for COVID-19 response
10 months ago

CMA Foundation commits $20 million for COVID-19 response

In recognition of the exceptional pressures facing health care today, this funding will be allocated to support urgent needs within the health care system.
Alberta nursing student helps long-term care residents stay connected with family members
10 months ago

Alberta nursing student helps long-term care residents stay connected with family members

Carl Abellana is using his own phone and tablet to help seniors video chat with loved ones who cannot visit them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dalhousie medical students gather protective equipment for health care workers
10 months ago

Dalhousie medical students gather protective equipment for health care workers

Students have set up a donation drive to support the effort against COVID-19.
BC Boy Scout prints hundreds of ear guards for health care workers
10 months ago

BC Boy Scout prints hundreds of ear guards for health care workers

The simple plastic guards alleviate ear strain for health care workers wearing protective masks around the clock.
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