Thank you, everyone, for contributing to this initiative.

The following are some of the achievements accomplished in 7 weeks since March 20th, 2020:

  • We fundraised just over $20,000
  • 5,000L of hand sanitizers were delivered to Hospitals, First Responders, Shelters, First Nations Communities, Long-Term Care Facilities, Midwives, and other health care workers
  • We were able to create a co-op of Breweries and Distilleries in the region to work with each other to produce hand sanitizer leveraging each other knowledge, tools, and supplies
  • The Hand Sanitizer co-op produced the majority of the hand sanitizer for Southern Ontario for a period of almost 3 months
  • We received donations of PPE from countless people across the Waterloo Region that were stockpiled and delivered according to the need for health care workers across the region. We sent care packages consisting of sanitizer, cleaning products, first-aid, and PPE to First Responders in Nova Scotia, and First Nations Communities across Northern Ontario
  • We were able to use relationships and contacts to help open lines for bringing PPE into the region from overseas manufacturers
  • We were able to fund the creation of over 400 gowns and caps for community health care workers
  • We created countless articles and media content showcasing others in our community that participated in both our initiatives and there own
  • We amassed almost 300 volunteers, and at our peak had almost 25 active volunteers running the Covidhealth.ca operation

THOUGHT LEADERS

John Stix – Share Your Affirmations

Although we’re all feeling fear,  we can choose hope and be inspired by the actions we’re all taking. Let’s unite and express how we truly feel in this moment and know that…

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ARTS & LIFE

#BEhumanKIND – Podcast

Sharing thoughts from our community heroes to put an optimistic spin on the region’s fight against COVID-19. Stay tuned every Tuesday and Thursday for video and audio podcast

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THOUGHT LEADERS

John Stix – Share Your Affirmations

Although we’re all feeling fear,  we can choose hope and be inspired by the actions we’re all taking. Let’s unite and express how we truly feel in this moment and know that our vulnerability is a strength and not a weakness.

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ARTS & LIFE

BEhumanKIND

What does it mean to be human? If you live in the Waterloo region or Canada for that matter, your explanation probably includes kindness and empathy for others…

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FEATURED STORY

Hand Sanitizer for Indigenous Communities

In an improbable chain of events – a chain forged from determination and cooperation  – a vital shipment of medical-grade sanitizer spray is now in the hands of frontline workers in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario at a crucial time in this global health crisis…

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Stories of our Heroes

FEATURED STORY

Hand Sanitizer for Indigenous Communities

In an improbable chain of events – a chain forged from determination and cooperation  – a vital shipment of medical-grade sanitizer spray is now in the hands of frontline workers in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario at a crucial time in this global health crisis…

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Stories of our Heroes

FEATURED STORY

To Sew or Not to Sew, That Was Never the Question

An idea that started with 10 people five weeks ago on a Zoom call has morphed into an army of sewers, volunteers, and cheerleaders 3,400 strong. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, like most, Diana Coatsworth, owner of Diana Coatsworth Design in downtown Toronto, Ont. felt mixed emotions…

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Thank you everyone!