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Get inspired by these community-focused efforts that Canadians can take on to help those in need, especially during the novel coronavirus. Everyone can participate, engage with friends and family to join, and encourage others to help these efforts grow.

Ear Guards

You can help healthcare workers suffering from face mask pain by using your 3D printer to create ear guards. Using this template, each ear guard only costs nine cents to make.

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To prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and to help encourage regular hand washing, use these DIY Handwashing Station instructions to build stations that can be placed on your front porch, or near local construction sites or public spaces.

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Sew Masks

N-95 and surgical masks are in high demand and short supply. Instead of purchasing a mask, make one for personal use and make extra for healthcare, nursing home and other critical workers too. Find DIY instructions to sew your own, thanks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Volunteers Needed – Crisis Text Line

Kids Help Phone is seeking English, French and bilingual speaking volunteers to support their Crisis Text Line, which offers free nationwide texting support to youth, 24/7. Each volunteer Crisis Responder receives training to better help young people across Canada.

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App NextDoor

Find others in need via the app NextDoor - just be sure to follow proper physical distancing procedures and wash hands before and after delivering supplies like groceries to neighbours or those who are food insecure.

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Support Canadian Communities

Find a local shelter or organization that needs support, and learn how to safely drop off a care package.

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Face Shields

The current shortage of Personal Protective Equipment has left front-line healthcare workers with little protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have a 3D printer, help make a positive difference in your community by printing and donating face shields.

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