International competition for ventilators backed by Montreal-based foundations and health centre

Public health

The Code Life Ventilator Challenge, a newly announced joint venture by the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is “calling for teams to design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives.” The deadline is March 31, 2020 and the challenge is backed by a prize of CAD$200,000. The top three designs will be made free to download immediately.

Calgary Flames Foundation launches COVID-19 Community Program

Frontline services | Fundraising and volunteering

The support program will distribute $1.15M to Calgary organizations in support of critical community needs.

Calgary Arts Development surveys grantees and hosts virtual town hall

Arts and Culture

Calgary Arts Development has sent a survey to all arts organization grantees to begin to understand the impact COVID-19 disruptions will have on our sector.  They are also hosting a virtual town hall mtg to update the community on what they have learned, what they are thinking about, and what actions they re taking with regard to the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our sector and communities.

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