COVID Stories

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The goal of this project is to create a unique historic archive of COVID Stories that will inform future generations of what it was like working and living during a global pandemic, and lessons learned from these stories will be used for program improvements, clinical teaching, and medical/health professional education.

This is a year-long community arts collaboration between Community Story Strategies and WCH’s Family Practice Health Centre (FPHC) and CovidCare@Home virtual care program, to produce COVID Stories. COVID Stories will be a collection of digital stories/short 2-5 min videos that tell a personal life story using pictures, video clips, art, and sound. Participants will join in a free, 8-hour workshop (conducted over 2 weeks; 4 hours each), facilitated by artists Jennifer LaFontaine and Emmy Pantin, to create your own digital COVID story.

A few weeks after the workshop, participants will be invited for a screening of the digital stories and a focus group discussion to explore others’ experiences of COVID-19.

You are eligible to participate, if you are:

  • Age 18 or over
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Interested in making a digital story (short video)

For more details and to participate please contact Susan Hum, Research Associate, at

This project is funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

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