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Family fun during a winter storm

If you make the wise decision to spend the day inside, here are some suggestions for activities that will keep the whole family busy:

“Make art. Be well.” Using art to help people with mental health issues thrive during COVID-19

MAC is a non-profit organization based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, that aims to empower people to explore their artistic potential while on their journey to mental health wellness. Like many organizations across the country, My Artist’s Corner has not been immune to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It takes a village: Reducing sexual and gender-based violence in Nepal

Around the world, over 35 per cent of women have been affected by sexual and gender-based violence. While many countries aim to combat this type of violence through legislation, engaging communities is often a very effective way to promote a change in behaviour.
 

A new Canadian on the frontlines of Red Cross COVID-19 response

2020 is turning out to be a year of firsts for Dr Mubariz Tariq.
It’s the first time he is supporting a pandemic response; it’s the first time he has visited an Indigenous community; it’s the first time he is carrying a Canadian passport; and it’s the first time he is working with the Canadian Red Cross.

Hear from those working to end gender-based violence

From November 25 to December 10, we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This is a time when we shine a light on gender-based violence happening in our communities and around the world – as well as the work being done to put an end to it.
 

Free resources to keep you entertained at home: Part 2

It’s normal to feel out of sorts as the days get shorter and the temperature approaches zero (or below), especially when many of us are at home due to the pandemic. To help brighten up your days and keep you entertained, we have some free indoor activities for the whole family, even your pet!

15 tips to keep up good COVID habits

It’s easy to fall into the old ways of going about our lives. However it's vital we keep up new habits to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Helping seniors stay connected

Long before the pandemic, François had an idea: introducing seniors to the use of tablet computers and the Internet to enable them to stay in touch with their family and friends, renew their prescriptions at the pharmacy, and much more. Then came the pandemic with its lockdowns and physical distancing. Instantly, the needs of seniors became much more urgent.

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