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a month ago

Health care workers share their artistic endeavours on new website

University of Ottawa medical students built the online space Creating through COVID so that health workers from around the world can post and share art inspired by the pandemic.
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.

Ottawa Hospital researchers working on ways to treat COVID-19 and understand its impacts

The hospital received funding for three projects from the Ontario government’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.
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.

Virtual book club unites health care workers during pandemic

Doctors and nurses at the William Osler Health System share stories and best practices through book club.
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.

McGill University researchers develop new "Made in Canada" COVID-19 test

Researchers at McGill University have already made 15,000 RT-PCR testing kits and may make universal testing a reality.
a month ago

Trio of med students creating digital portraits of health care workers

Echogram, run by three medical students from UBC and U of T, offers hand-drawn portraits in exchange for donations to the Frontline Fund, which supports Canadian hospitals.

26hr photo project: "I was very scared in the beginning..."

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

Toronto violinist helps hospital patients celebrate birthdays

Gemma Donn's virtual performances provide birthday cheer for isolated patients.
a month ago

London hospital workers wearing larger photo ID badges to reassure patients

Staff at London Health Sciences Centre clip the bigger photos of themselves dressed casually and smiling to the outside of their PPE, so patients can see what they look like underneath.
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

Musical bus provides entertainment for isolated seniors

Mixbus Studio is spreading summer cheer on a tour of Quebec's long-term care homes.
2 months ago

Red Deer family builds a special library for tween with autism

11-year-old David Bowie loves the public library, but since it’s closed due to COVID-19, the Schurman family created one he can visit safely.
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

Promising results for University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine

A vaccine produced by the University of Saskatchewan has proven "highly effective" in ferrets.
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

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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 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.
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