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The Democratic Republic of the Congo on the front lines against COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) knew what to do. It was one of the few benefits to come out of the country’s previous experience with Ebola.

Community grant helps Black women escaping domestic violence

Lisa Ogbole is a survivor of domestic violence, an immigrant, and a woman, but she says one of the most important supports she can provide to Black women who are escaping domestic violence is that she too is Black. In February 2019, Ogbole opened Imani’s Place in Alliston, Ontario.

The long road to recovery in Honduras

Driving through communities in La Lima, the damage is harrowing to witness. A family photograph, a child’s backpack and a stuffed bear are some of the belongings that families had to abandon as they rushed to evacuate.
The flooding that followed the two hurricanes devastated entire communities who were already dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the pre-existing humanitarian crisis.

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.

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.

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!

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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