Students launch community initiatives to support those in need

January 13, 2021
As the pandemic continues, several students at institutions across Canada have launched new initiatives to serve their community. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology student Paul Harford was inspired by a course on sustainability in society to develop a community pantry to share necessities with those in need. University of Guelph student Kartikay Pabbi is a founding member of the Toronto chapter of Hygiene for the Homeless who helped to deliver over 300 hygiene kits to youth shelters across the GTA. The chapter is planning more initiatives in the future. University of British Columbia medical student Sukhmeet Singh Sachal developed a way to communicate pandemic safety to his gurdwara community in a culturally relevant way. Sachal is now working with a team of 100 volunteers to expand the program to other gurdwaras across Canada. NAIT | UoGuelph | Daily Hive (National)