Varsity rugby player Zoe Totten-Coulter has been chatting with seniors who haven’t been able to socialize very much during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jean Delisle/CBC)
Postsecondary students across Canada are working together to launch care initiatives and respond to the needs of those in their communities. A McGill University student has founded Meals for Milton-Parc, which provides hot meals, hygiene kits, and warm clothing packages to those without homes in the area. Students at Thompson Rivers University are creating and handing out bags filled with fresh fruit and other supplies to their local homeless community. Athletes at Carleton University are using the time that would normally go towards competitions to connect with residents of a local long-term care home.