Stronger Together: Making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic
KITCHENER -- Community members continue to step up to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From a Cambridge doctor who helped her hospital prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 to a group of Waterloo researchers developing a needle-less vaccine, people are working hard to support one another this year.
CTV Kitchener is featuring work during the pandemic every Monday.
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Read stories of people making sure we're stronger together, even when six feet apart:
Local collaboration expands access to food for newly resettled Ukrainians
New adaptive bike for Mount Forest boy, thanks to local legion and Lion's Club
Elora family organizing fundraiser for cancer research
Teaching students about the meaning of giving back to the community
University of Guelph students could win prize for on-campus initiative to alleviate food insecurity
Fundraiser held for children's cancer centre in Kitchener
Volunteer at Kitchener school gets sentimental gift from his past
New fund aims to support Kitchener-Waterloo charities as fundraising approaches shift
'Not alone': Hundreds of crochet creatures hidden around Cambridge by young creator
New community art project ties together hundreds of pandemic stories
Hockey coach shaves head to raise money for local children's cancer charity
Kitchener friends keep the spark alive for over 5 decades
The arts and culture sector in Kitchener is getting a boost thanks to a collaboration with Harvard and Bloomberg.
Guelph teacher hitting all the right notes.
Officials say collaboration has played a key role in how Waterloo Region responded to the pandemic.
After nearly two years of virtual sessions, a Kitchener dance team is finally able to practice together again – and it's just in time to prepare for a special show.
Songs written by a woman from Elora are helping children get through the pandemic.
Kitchener's tiny home project to address homelessness and 'inspiriation' for other cities
Man buys 49 coffees for health-care workers for his 49th birthday
A rendition of "O Canada" that was specifically for the City of Kitchener’s 2020 virtual Canada Day Special continues to be played in classrooms across Canada.
Five-year-old Stratford girl reads 750 books in a year to help MS Society
A youth-led tutoring hub based out of Waterloo is keeping students connected and helping them reach their academic goals.
Teens writing holiday cards to seniors in Waterloo Region
Cambridge high school students create a comforting space during pandemic
Local high school teacher given Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence
'We have to find some healing': Mobile stage spreads positive message during pandemic
A new podcast is working to promote resiliency, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of landscape architect students from the University of Guelph felt compelled to somehow help hospitals during the pandemic.
A Waterloo walk-in clinic transformed into a COVID-19 testing site in a week.
A local doctor is being praised for her work preparing Cambridge for the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive and are administered in Ontario, researchers in Waterloo Region are trying to design a needle-free option.
A simple sack of small toys has helped put hundreds of children at ease when getting swabbed for COVID-19 in Cambridge.
A teacher in Waterloo helped bring a classic board game to life.
A director of a restaurant group helped her staff and other businesses access EI when the COVID-19 pandemic first started.
A nurse who made sure her coworkers were taken care of during the first wave of the pandemic.
Staff at the WCDSB helped make face shield parts for front-line workers.
Cambridge students helped connect with others through social media.
The head of the ICU at St. Mary's Hospital helped people stay positive in the pandemic.
A video inspired by a book is a love letter to the community.
The WCDSB is recognizing its custodial and maintenance staff for keeping people safe during the pandemic.
A recreational therapist is helping spark joy for her patients.
Women are leading the pandemic response in Waterloo Region.
Local hospitals play "Here Comes the Sun" to celebrate when COVID-19 patients head home.
An event space pivoted to offer housing to the homeless population during the pandemic.
A paramedic using humour and past experience to get through the pandemic.
A seniors day program continues to promote health and wellness amid COVID-19.
A app lets customers map out stores before heading out for a shopping trip.
A clinic in Grey Bruce administered the most vaccines in a single day.
A blues band connects virtually with fans through a weekly concert.
HopeSpring continues to help cancer patients during the pandemic.
Transplant ambassadors continue to provide support to patients going through dialysis.
A virtual scavenger hunt in Wilmot Township is bringing the community together.
A Waterloo neighbourhood is connecting online through a Facebook group.
A DJ in Waterloo raised $15,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada through a virtual set.
A man uses his daily walk to clean up a Kitchener neighbourhood.
A group in Cambridge is knitting thousands of poppies for Remembrance Day.
A neighbourhood group is delivering food for local restaurants.
A Guelph artist is painting life-sized cartoons to boost the spirits of those in the community.
An online concert has garnered attention from people across the world.
Volunteers from local Rotary Clubs have played a vital role in administering COVID-19 vaccines in Huron Perth.
A Kitchener pharmacist is being praised for his kidness while administering COVID-19 vaccines.
A young Cambridge woman was gifted virtual singing sessions with her celebrity idol.
A Guelph postcard project is keeping people connected during the pandemic.
Four All Ice Cream has made a special flavour to honour hospital workers.
A Waterloo company has created an online tool to help businesses navigate the pandemic and reflect on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Residents of Lydia Street in Kitchener continue to show support for front-line18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
A local band has added rapid COVID-19 testing to their pre-show ritual.
A virtual marketplace has created a community shopping experience for small businesses in the pandemic.
A Cambridge mosque is giving back after being vandalized.
A student-led food drive at St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School far exceeded expectations, helping feed residents in need of help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A national program is helping alleviate pressure at the University of Guelph's food bank.