A timeline showing GiveAMask.ca's milestones along with the milestones of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ontario.
Over the past 18 months, we have experienced an action-packed whirlwind of activity filled to the brim with all things GiveAMask.ca. From the late-night brainstorming sessions in March 2020, to the official website launch that led us to creating and selling great masks and t-shirts. While we are certainly proud of the work that’s been done, we are most proud of the difference we were able to make – and the meaningful relationships that have been fostered with the Canadian organizations directly serving those in need of support. As we head into the dog days of summer (yay for dogs!), we thought it was the perfect time to move the spotlight onto our charitable partners. Over the course of the...
Protect yourself and others - and help us all get back to a more normal life!
Masks. Boy do we love talking about masks. For some, they’re a sign of progress, an indication that a community is coming together to protect one another. In other circles, it is a contentious issue filled with questions and concerns. Let’s take a short stroll through history to uncover the origins of modern medical masks.
With the stay-at-home order having expired on June 2, Premier Doug Ford announced the introduction of the “phase system” model Ontario will be implementing to combat the spread of COVID-19 which will begin on Friday on June 11, 2021. Check out our handy infographic to help make sense of it all.
Excerpt: Love and safety is for everyone and we want to make sure that everyone receives it. Show your support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ with us!
Without a doubt things have become more difficult since the pandemic caused lockdowns across the world, this is a focus on how it has affected one of the most marginalized groups in modern society, the LGBTQ community.
Some parts of the world are now mostly free of COVID-19 - how did they get there?
Our mask-wearing practices can be a deciding factor in how well we are doing in fighting the Coronavirus. By looking at the habits of other countries, it not only shows the effectiveness of wearing masks but it may also give us an insight of how our future will look like.
India is in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. After months of varying restrictions and results, the country is being hit with one of the worst case loads recorded - and that doesn't account for unreported numbers. So, why did this happen? How did it happen?
We are officially in a third-wave of COVID-19 in Ontario. Just a few weeks ago, Premier Doug Ford announced an “emergency brake” effectively closing gyms, indoor dining, hair salons, and other personal care spots. This article discusses the handling on COVID-19 in the country over a year in lockdown.
Another way to put us out of business - get your vaccine! The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada has accelerated in recent weeks. But if you - or someone you know - are still on the fence about whether or not to get your shot, here are some tips and reasons that might help you brave the complicated booking systems and line-ups.
Throughout 2020 and 2021 so far, there have been many reasons for social uproar in which people all over the world took it on themselves to organize marches and protests because they did not feel heard otherwise. Therein, one of the arguably most prominent occasions has been Covid-19 and its health restrictions.
Masks have become a staple item that we don when entering public indoor spaces. While it can be frustrating and uncomfortable, there are some fun things that we could be hiding under that mask. From a fancy moustache to unfortunate blemishes, wearing a mask has some perks!
We’re ready to go out of business. But we can’t. Seriously. Put us out of business. We don’t want to have to be doing this. We want everything to get back to normal. Us not being in business means that everyone is safe and vaccinated. Us not being in business means that we’re returning to work and school and everything in between. Us not being in business means that we don’t need to sell masks and t-shirts to donate masks to people that need them. Until then, we’re going to keep trying our hardest to help people. When we started GiveAMask.ca, the most common question was “What are you going to do when Covid-19 ends”. And obviously we considered it....
Currently we consider masks crucial to controlling a rapidly spreading virus, but let’s take a walk through a few iconic films to highlight some memorable mask-wearing characters. Some of our favourite costumes can be attributed to these movies and may offer some inspiration for mask styles of your own.
If you are sick of wearing the same face-mask everyday and tired of it ruining your look, we’re here to help! Being safe should not negate your fashion sense, so let’s take a look at current trends that will inspire you to include your masks in your fashion.
As our grasses regain their colour and our flowers begin to bloom, it is the perfect time to celebrate our beautiful planet again. This time around, with the added environmental impacts of the global pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to pay attention and care for the place on which we live: the Earth.
One year on, the story of why we started this project and where we’re going.