Durham Region is calling on residents to share their unique pandemic experiences on a new, interactive platform: durham.ca/PandemicStories.
Get involved by sharing your story, so we can connect and build community recovery and healing. You can write a story, share a photo, video or artwork; and connect with other members of the community to learn about their pandemic experiences, said a statement.
This project aligns with Durham Region’s Recovery Framework and Action Plan; and supported by the Regional Recovery Task Force, which includes representatives from Lakeridge Health, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and the not-for-profit sector.
“As we have all faced the same storm of the pandemic, everyone’s experience has been a little different. Some of us have faced major challenges such as losing a loved one to COVID-19, changes in employment status, or difficulty finding housing. Some of us have learned new skills, embraced new technology to stay connected, and found new appreciation for the small joys in life. One thing for sure is that our collective experiences will shape our generation, and our region, for years to come,” said John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Region of Durham.
“Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected to stay #DurhamStrong. Through strong community relationships—among residents and neighbours, families and friends, government and businesses alike—Durham Region has demonstrated our resilience and spirit. Let’s come together to share our experiences and learn from one another,” added Sandra Austin, Director of Strategic Initiatives.