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Opportunities to Support Communities | Responding to COVID-19 (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1feF6kCvgWXLA8cUPU8uEyQ7uZOKJhalbTh9hw8IV2VQ/edit?usp=sharing)
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This document is a living, working document of opportunities for Vancouver community members to be involved with community led response efforts to COVID-19. Please note that the BC MSRT is not coordinating any of these opportunities, this is merely a compliled, curated database of existing efforts across BC. If there are additional questions, please contact g.ching@alumni.ubc.ca
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BC 211 Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program
A program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Vzj7N8JQse47IDKg9lISeYpFZEgO6mPMKMl8BUfDiWdOZg/viewform
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National COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
Healthcare worker-centric intake open until April 28 to match volunteers to case tracking and contact tracing, to aid in health system surge capacity, and to aid in case data collection and reporting.https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?fbclid=IwAR1CgTxgse0AmHUID4ph5vvrMlN7X2YGNYq76QHEwXrEeiYqEnt8chhQL-I&toggleLanguage=en&from=facebook&poster=1437722
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Create a Virtual Food Drive for Greater Vancouver Food BankCreate an online food bank to serve those in needhttps://vfd.foodbank.bc.ca/?utm_source=Organic&utm_medium=Social%20Boost&utm_campaign=VFD
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Project Northern LightsA group of volunteers from across Canada designing open source solutions to the COVID crisis. https://www.projectnorthernlights.ca/
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COVID StopPut together by Shop3D.ca, this group aims to produce face shields among other opportunities for 3D printing to donate to frontline workers. Filament and shipping are free for anyone who volunteers their printer for production.https://shop3d.ca/pages/covid-19-response
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YVR Coming TogetherThis community organised initiative matches those asking for support with those interested in lending a hand. Requests are varied. https://www.comingtogethervancouver.org/
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Open Source COVID 19 Medical Supplies - BC (OSCMS - BC)The liaison group for the BC Hardware Engineering and Manufacturing Community to communicate with global efforts, CAD and US counterparts, the Canadian Government, local hospitals, and med device manufacturers. Currently, they are assisting with the manufacture of PPE, treatement, and diagnostic equipment.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WtzupJ4BtVFlYifkaMdRVDTZTJUSXgcp4Cu7AuGANd0/edit?usp=sharing
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YVR Makers for Emergency ResponseA group that combines makers of all kinds into one space to identify need for and to produce products needed by our frontline healthcare workers https://www.facebook.com/groups/YVRmerHelp/about/
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Crisis Rapid Prototyping SocietyA volunteer group looking for cold call, research, and technical assistance volunteers bringing together CAD design teams and a guide to 3D printers.https://www.crpsociety.org/
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UBC Emergency Ventilator ProjectA group that is building ventilators and respirator accessories to aid frontline workers in improving the safety and capacity of healthcare facilities if need becomes overwhelming in BChttps://www.ubcsosevent.com/
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CanAsk.Ca DriverDrivers are currently needed to move packages to where they need to be.https://canask.ca/i-can-drive/?fbclid=IwAR0_JkcAvyUZB2b-sgP_46VFcnOgrnRTsWQeEwTs8yhgW-JIp41TEm-yY7Y
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