Amplifying the stories of the pandemic throughout Canada

Stories

Small Business Owner

Struggle of the small business owner during covid

From North York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

The trivializing of mental health

From Calgary, AB
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I fell so far so fast... 'In the end; your alone with it all...' - Tony Soprano

From Brampton, ON
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Patient or Family Member

death of wife

mike from Strathroy-Caradoc, ON
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Other

After 2020 Shock

Anna Myatt from Ottawa, ON
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Essential Worker

The Devaluing of Ontario's Essential Workers

From Milton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Parent

From Mississauga, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Desperate to see my kids in school

From Barrie, ON
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Educator

So many learning issues, so few ways to help.

From Lindsay, ON
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Educator

A letter to my teachers

From Markham, ON
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Educator

Opening Schools in the GTA

From East York, ON
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Educator

Education workers with young children given zero support

From Ottawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

No Access to Justice and Kids Can’t Wait

From London, ON
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Patient or Family Member

I never left my house

From North York, ON
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Healthcare Provider

We need an exit strategy NOW

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Educator

The laughter is gone.....

From South and Northeast Niagara Region, ON
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Educator

This virus is a villain

From Milton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

2nd Vaccine shots to protect people better

From Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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Other

Double Trouble

From Kings County, NS
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Small Business Owner

First Aid Failure

From Peterborough County and North Hastings County, ON
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Other

"Selfish" Young Adults

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Haven't we lost enough?

From South and Northeast Niagara Region, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Throwing money at mental health won’t change what has happened to kids

From York, ON
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Other

Collateral Damage

Destiny from East Haldimand County / Northwest Niagara Region / Most of rural Hamilton, ON
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Other

Single parenting during Covid

From Vancouver, BC
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Essential Worker

Attention employers: We will not meditate our way out of this pandemic.

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Mental Health Mahem

From Central Toronto, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Being one of the first infected in Canada

DJLOVESCATS from Edmonton, AB
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Healthcare Provider

I am a nurse, I am a statistic x two but I am alive

From Spruce Grove, AB
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Concerned Citizen

On Mother's Day: An Update.

From London, ON
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Essential Worker

There’s no place for pandemic caution in my company culture

From Kitchener, ON
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Essential Worker

Masks up in public, optional behind employee only doors.

Melanie from Cambridge, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Please explain how we're protecting essential workers

From Whitby, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Tired of being 'strong'

From Ottawa, ON
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Educator

My Heroes

From Bolton, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Everyone in my clinic can work except for me despite getting vaccinated

From Hamilton, ON
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With Covid Comes Grief

From Parry Sound North Shore, ON
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Essential Worker

Medical Laboratory Technologist MLT, Lab worker, & Educator, exhausted Training MLA Medical Lab Assistants

From Ottawa, ON
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Educator

L4N

From Barrie, ON
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Other

You are not going to decide what's best for me.

From Orillia, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Count us in too!

From Ottawa, ON
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Other

I lost a 20 year old family member

From Newmarket, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I’m in pain all day everyday

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Twelve months lost – but it's a lot when you are 72.

Doug Jordan from Ottawa, ON
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Healthcare Provider

#SILENTNOMORE

Ontario Nurses For Change from Scarborough, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Just a Nurse

Jenn RN ICU from Oshawa, ON
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Educator

Do I need a doctor's note?...I am so scared.

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

From London, ON
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Other

Separated from my partner for 9 months

From Ottawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Living Alone

Philip Lock from Barrie, ON
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Concerned Citizen

What is happening to kids is cruelty

From York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Pandemic first time mom

From West Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Tragedy in the Time of Pandemic

From Perth, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Endless loop of depression and anger

From Newmarket, ON
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Concerned Citizen

NACI - is it a help of a hindrance.

Charlie from Etobicoke, ON
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Educator

School board employee

From Brampton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Pregnant and Tured

From Whitby, ON
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Concerned Citizen

My poor kids.

From Peterborough, ON
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Concerned Citizen

The Mothers Load

From Elgin County, ON
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Educator

My Two Year Old had Covid

From Scarborough, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Working around the clock. Full time parent and full time employee.

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Enough!

From Mississauga, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Hopeless RN

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Essential Worker

Watching a trainwreck from relative safety

From Kitchener, ON
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Essential Worker

My residence is in Ontario but my job is in Quebec.

From Centre-Sud, QC
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Concerned Citizen

I’m so tired

From Burlington, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I am part of the 1/7 Canadians that lives alone.

From Centre-Sud, QC
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Concerned Citizen

Apparently I’m not at risk

From Guelph, ON
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Concerned Citizen

My kids’ mental health has never been worse

From Vaughan, ON
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Helpless

From Kitchener, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Disgraceful. What a debacle.

From Burlington, ON
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Small Business Owner

Left Wondering Who Is Guiding our Political Leaders or Are They Listening to Themselves

From Cambridge, ON
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Small Business Owner

Frustrated

From Guelph, ON
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Essential Worker

Getting vaccine essential. Reforming Ontario welfare system into British Columbia model also essential.

David Boyd from Cambridge, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Separated and Pregnant

From Perth County, ON
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Other

I would swim across the Niagara River to see my granddaughter

From Fergus, ON
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Educator

The classroom that Ford never saw

From London, ON
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Healthcare Provider

I was fired from a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for speaking to the media about PPE shortages in March 2020

From London, ON
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Single parent and essential worker, when it is convenient to the provincial government

From London, ON
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Essential Worker

Disgruntled Ontario Worker

From London, ON
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Patient or Family Member

It's all not real, until it is

Mel from Cambridge, ON
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Other

Pandemic Pregnancy

From Waterloo, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Tracing Testing and Travel

From London, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Surgery cancelled.

From Wellington County & Rural Waterloo Region, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Kids suffering

From Kitchener, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I worry about the kids

From East York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Disabled Ontarians and COVID-19

From London, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Covid is here and it is here to stay!

From Peel/Dufferin Boundary West, ON
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Patient or Family Member

The day they declared covid a pandemic was the day I found I was pregnant

From Mississauga, ON
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Healthcare Provider

This Is an Endemic

From Brampton, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Take control and protect yourselves!

Darlene from Pickering, ON
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Other

Not Working Since Pandemic started last March

From Mississauga, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Cancelled surgery because of government failures

From Mississauga, ON
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Essential Worker

General public

From Bowmanville, ON
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Concerned Citizen

No hope on ODSP

From Hamilton, ON
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Educator

Keep your mouth shut!

From Burlington, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Double vaccinated snowbirds returning are not being counted in the numbers that are vaccinated.

From Oakville, ON
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The hope that never came

From Newmarket, ON
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If only I had known. . .

From Newmarket, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Fired for protecting my health

Tyler Manary from Collingwood, ON
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Small Business Owner

Licensed and Trained

Debbie from Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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Patient or Family Member

I am so sorry Momma!

Debbie Dunseath from Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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Small Business Owner

I'm high risk, in a hotspot, and couldn't get a vaccine until I joined the Vaccine Hunters Discord.

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Stop telling me kids are resilient

From Woodbridge, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Government has failed our vulnerable seniors both in nursing homes and also in their homes under the Provincial care service called LHIN.

Stanb1 from North York, ON
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Patient or Family Member

When You Receive a Call From Your Son

From North York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Frustrated Toddler Mom

From Central Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Afraid

From Scarborough, ON
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Other

COVID-19 From work

From Cambridge, ON
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The loss of my spouse

Sandra Carlton from Scarborough, ON
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Concerned Citizen

After nearly 50 years in Canada, seriously considering moving back to U.S.

From Windsor, ON
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Essential Worker

#thisisyourshot? If so, why can I not get it anywhere

From Brampton, ON
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Essential Worker

Essential business vs essential work

From Middlesex County, ON
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Other

Loneliness is killing me!

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Child having daily panic attacks since online school started

From East Toronto, ON
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Patient or Family Member

It can happy so easily!

From Niagara Falls, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Work lies to get my son to work

From North York, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Alone and afraid

From Oshawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Check on your Stay at Home Parents .. we're not okay.

SAHM from Peterborough, ON
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Concerned Citizen

COVID-19 and the anguish of worsening my mental health & that of my kids; working from home and supporting my kids' remote learning.

From North York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Made to feel as if I'm nothing but a burden by this government

From Cambridge, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Vaccines

Charlie from Etobicoke, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Terrified

From Hamilton, ON
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Essential Worker

We are NOT all in this together

From Brockville, ON
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Other

The flip side to COVID-19

From Mississauga, ON
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I’m now one of those numbers. Another data point. Another story. Faced with my own mortality that COVID will kill me.

Angelo from Mississauga, ON
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We lost our son, we will NEVER recover.

From Dugald, MB
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Losing my child was the worst thing to happen, during pandemic devastating

Ms. Chenier from Cornwall, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Parent of child w/ heart condition discriminated against & looses job at unsafe workplace

From East York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Moving Nightmare

From Fredericton, NB
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Essential Worker

The Real Frontline.

From York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Too tired to stand up most days...

From West Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Our Health Care System has failed my Mom

Elizabeth Browne from Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Smeyes: Smile with your Eyes

From Mississauga, ON
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Small Business Owner

Truth or fiction

From Mississauga, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Having a mental health breakdown

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Small Business Owner

I know something you don't

From Central Toronto, ON
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Other

Only parent & not an essential worker

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

My daughter mental health comes first

From Mississauga, ON
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Concerned Citizen

LOCK DOWN IN ONTARIO

From Central Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Lack of socializing is destroying my child

From Brampton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Privileged. And burned out.

From Waterloo, ON
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Educator

The Frontline

From Ottawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Where are the mobile clinics and paid sick days ?

From Whitby, ON
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Essential Worker

Essential Worker with Baby

Daniel from West Toronto, ON
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Other

Jobs, funding

Lorna from Oshawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Other serious health issues not addressed

Sandy Bodnar, Terra Cotta from Caledon, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Tired Healthcare worker’s

From Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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Essential Worker

Co-worker got Covid, but I was told to come in the next day

From Central Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Every level of government is missing in action

From Hamilton, ON
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Essential Worker

First Shot

From Gatineau, QC
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Concerned Citizen

Second Vaccination

Ashley from Downtown Toronto, ON
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Healthcare Provider

ER Physician Simcoe/ Muskoka

From Orillia, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Pulled in so many directions

From Burlington, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I miss my mom and dad.

From Central Toronto, ON
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Essential Worker

Not In My Job Description

From Bridgewater, NS
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Small Business Owner

Moving Back to America

From Central Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Booking 2nd covid vaccine nightmare.

From North York, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Exhausted......

From N5M
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Concerned Citizen

Type One Diabetics Should Be Considered Highest or High Risk in the Vaccination Plan

From London, ON
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Essential Worker

Essentially Forgotten and Alone

From Scarborough, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Dad missing his daughter.

From Ottawa, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Don’t Call Me a “Hero”

From London, ON
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Small Business Owner

Broke

From Kitimat, BC
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Concerned Citizen

Anxiety Attacks - Panic Anxiety Disorder During the Pandemic

From Whitby, ON
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Concerned Citizen

When advocacy isn’t enough... why are type one diabetics not considered highest risk?

From Kingston Main, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Second Shot

John B from Woodstock, ON
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Healthcare Provider

PSW BURN OUT

Jocelyne from Hamilton, ON
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Other

Chaos

From Kingston Main, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Angry, sad and anxious

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

14 months alone while governments deem me disposable

Susan Kiddie from North York, ON
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Educator

Unsupported Educators = Underserviced Students

From Stratford, ON
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Healthcare Provider

being a 'hero' has it's price

From Hamilton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Working Parents are Suffering...

From Etobicoke, ON
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Concerned Citizen

So much stress for so long

From Middlesex County, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I wake up filled with dread and anxiety

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Essential Worker

Living away from family, working in Toronto

From East Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Vaccination efficiency at pharmacies

From Barrie, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Rejected workforce

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Healthcare Provider

We are all tired

From Kingston Main, ON
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Educator

The toll on educators with young families

From Ottawa, ON
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Concerned Citizen

So embarrassed to live in Ontario

From East Toronto, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Children decompensating and no one cares

From East York, ON
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Patient or Family Member

The social determinants of health are stacked up against my family.

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Unreasonable curriculum expectations during pandemic

From Mississauga, ON
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Other

Failed COVID-19 testing not once but twice!

From Central Toronto, ON
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Other

Finding out how little you actually matter.

From York, ON
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Concerned Citizen

The Right to an Education

From West Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Covid Anxiety

From Woodbridge, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Lost days work for doing the RIGHT THING!

Rachel from London, ON
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Essential Worker

Losing hope...questioning future?

From L9Y
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Concerned Citizen

Exhausted

From Woodbridge, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Unprotected “heros”

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Covid ➡️ Long Covid ➡️ Ongoing Chronic illness, is my new reality... :(

From Middlesex County, ON
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Concerned Citizen

13 months of isolation and anxiety.

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

vaccine denial

From Mississauga, ON
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Small Business Owner

I am in the future right now looking back on today. Lessons learned will be shelved by politics and risk management is still governed by $.

From London, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Just to breathe again...

From North York, ON
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Small Business Owner

Unmasked interview

From Mississauga, ON
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Educator

Don't the kids deserve the same standards (or better) than adults?

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

New pandemic mom

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Far reaching effects of COVID such as post-COVID syndrome and PTSD - healthcare/front line and residents of retirement homes and LTC

From Frontenac County, Lennox and Addington County, Southwest Leeds and Loyalist Shores, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Long term effects can still affect young people - even with a mild case

From Guelph, ON
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Essential Worker

Workplace will not allow the use of N95 or double masking. Company doctor denies airborne transmission is a concern.

From Oshawa, ON
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Essential Worker

Financial services officer worker

From Oakville, ON
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Other

Staff in the jail system.

From Markham, ON
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Concerned Citizen

I’m vulnerable too! Please help!

From L4h
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Concerned Citizen

We have been in lockdown since March 2020.

From L6M
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Healthcare Provider

Crying

From Hamilton, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Cancelling surgery

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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Educator

Exhausted Mom/Teacher

From London, ON
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Patient or Family Member

Caregiving during pandemic

From Ottawa, ON
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Healthcare Provider

This is bad

From Hamilton, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Adventures of an Accidental Vaccine Hunter

Rhea from Central Toronto, ON
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Small Business Owner

Ladies Room Hugs

Rayna from Cornwall, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Doug Ford doesn't care about mothers

From London, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Care triage is happening

From Mississauga, ON
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Healthcare Provider

the positive test is just the beginning

From Central Toronto, ON
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Small Business Owner

Family saved by sick leave pay

From West Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Hiding From The World During What Should Be The Prime of My Life

From Hamilton, ON
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Healthcare Provider

ICU Nurse

From Brampton, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Moral Distress in Community Nursing

From London, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Children ruined

From Central Toronto, ON
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Concerned Citizen

Working in non essential manufacturing

From Paris, ON
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Healthcare Provider

Are you coming to intubate me?

From Downtown Toronto, ON
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