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This amazing spirit of human solidarity must become even more infectious than the virus itself.

Dr. Tedros

World Health Organization 

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. local time and every evening going forward, RNAO asked everyone – from the doorsteps of their homes or keeping a safe distance – to cheer on the millions of health providers, social service and other essential front-line workers in Ontario, Canada and around the world who are tackling COVID-19. 

RNAO has encouraged the public to post their cheering-up activity on social media with the tag @RNAO and hashtags #TogetherWeCanDoIt and #Cheer4HealthWorkers. The response has been incredible.

Update (Nov. 20, 2020): 

Thank you to everyone who participated nightly in our #Cheer4HealthWorkers campaign for the past 246 days. 

You've show health-care workers incredible amounts of support, & now, the time for applause is over. It's time to show your support by staying home to help stop #COVID19. #TogetherWeCanDoIt

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Media Release

For more information, please read our media release on the #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign that was published on March 19. 


 #Maskathon urges you and your loved ones – especially children and youth  – to wear a non-medical mask or face covering in indoor public spaces (shops, mall, other businesses), busy areas and transit and send us photos via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

For more details on how to get involved, please visit our official webpage

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To spread the word about the #Cheer4HealthWorkers initiative, we encourage you to include the following image in your email signature:


Thank you letters

Letters to Nurses

Letters to RNAO

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