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Tag: Helpers

13 days ago

Montreal teenager opens store specializing in COVID-19 care products

When her summer job was cancelled due to COVID-19, Vanessa Vassalos wanted to find a way to give back to the community.
16 days ago

Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19

The former Liberal cabinet minister, along with several colleagues, collaborated to edit the new publication, titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19.
18 days ago

New platform helps businesses and charities get PPE more quickly and efficiently

CovidPPEHelp, created by faculty members at the Rotman School of Management, connects those who need equipment with manufacturers and suppliers, and enables donations of PPE to charities.
23 days ago

Children’s hospital offers tips for parents on kids and mask-wearing

The team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has created a comprehensive tip sheet for families with children who may find it challenging to wear a mask.
a month 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.
a month 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.
a month ago

COVID-19 Women’s Initiative helps women cope with the pandemic

Med students from U of T stepped up to support women’s shelters, which have seen an increase in the need for their services during the current crisis. The initiative has since expanded to cover other regions of Canada.
a month 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.
a month 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.
2 months ago

New colouring book honours "superhero" frontline workers

Toronto company has created a colouring book for children to celebrate COVID-19 healthcare heroes.
2 months 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.
2 months ago

Victoria long-term care facility created an ice-cream drive-thru for residents

With trips out into the community not possible during COVID-19, staff at Aberdeen Hospital found a fun way to safely bring frozen desserts to residents.
2 months ago

Canadian comedians to unite for a livestream in support of Frontline Fund

Laughs for the Front will take place on Saturday, June 20 at 8pm EST and will feature such noted comedians as Tom Green and Tommy Chong.
2 months ago

Drive-in theatres provide family entertainment during COVID-19

Social distancing restrictions provide new life for drive-in theatres across Quebec.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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

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

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.