It has been moving to experience and witness the generosity of Canadians over the last six months. It was not uncommon to hear stories in the midst of fears around food scarcity and grocery store paranoia, of neighbours delivering baskets of hard-to-find supplies and food. During COVID-19, Canadians across the country have rallied to support their neighbours, whether by joining the chorus of pots and pans each night, by visiting those that are most isolated from a distance, or donating to a local food bank. So much so, that the term “caremongering” was coined to describe the trend of generosity and compassion. Despite experiencing threats to their own health and that of their families, as well as job and financial insecurity, Canadians have continued to give.
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