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We know, during these unprecedented times, it's important to remember that supporting one another in our community is vital to our well-being.

In Canada, an inspiring movement has emerged in response to COVID-19, this is known as the caremonger movement.

This movement describes the practice of offering help or care to those that need it most. And it isn’t just limited to delivering supplies or food; caremongering can mean running errands, or setting up online exercise classes, or cooking and doing chores for others.

Communities are coming together to support one another. Whether they are showing gratitude for our essential workers, or thanking their friends and family for kind gestures.

Our movement began through our CW Youth Council. One of our youth council members, was tasked by her teacher to write a report on how she has embraced caremongering during the pandemic. There were so many inspirational and motivating stories shared by our own local youth, that we decided to host a platform that would show how the best is coming out in our community.

"Hello, my name is Madison. I am a member of the Centre Wellington Youth Council who work to empower youth. We are the voice for municipal youth issues and initiatives. Working together, our council has decided to share stories and testimonials about youth who are working hard and showing acts of caremongering in our community during this difficult and uncertain time. This initiative is called #CWCares and I hope you will take the time to read these stories and recognize the kind and compassionate youth that Centre Wellington has to offer."

“Our CW Youth Council have worked hard to stay connected during these extraordinary times” stated Mayor Kelly Linton. “Many of the initiatives they planned on doing, have had to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. I am very proud of this council, for taking the initiative to highlight how our youth and our community are coming together by launching #CWCares. Take a moment to read their inspiring stories, and share your own. We know our community is full of kind and selfless people, we will get through this together.”

Read the Media Release here

CW Youth Council stories:

"I have currently been dropping groceries off at my family’s houses. I have also been spending my free time cleaning up my neighbourhood by picking up garbage while going on walks. I have found it to be therapeutic and a great way to take action while this pandemic takes place. I think has been quite simple to do these things and I find it quite enjoyable as well." Ashley Bell, council member

"Today, I took the time to write some messages of support and positivity on sticky notes and then popped them on cars and homes around town! All in all I would say we posted around 30, so hopefully a decent amount of people have a nice message waiting for them. " Ben Dolman, Youth Mentor

"I am a member of the CWDHS FalconTech program, and we have been providing assistance to teachers and students experiencing tech problems throughout the transition to emergency remote learning. Building on the tech support skills that we have learned in class, our support is available to any teacher or student who requests it. Some of my personal tickets have been troubleshooting student access issues, helping to make content more accessible by providing captions on videos, and developing resources for teachers to communicate with students in meaningful and secure ways." Rachel Routly, council member


How have you helped someone in our community? Or, what has someone done for you during this pandemic. Our stories and experiences will shape how we come out of this pandemic, share you #CWCares story below!

We know, during these unprecedented times, it's important to remember that supporting one another in our community is vital to our well-being.

In Canada, an inspiring movement has emerged in response to COVID-19, this is known as the caremonger movement.

This movement describes the practice of offering help or care to those that need it most. And it isn’t just limited to delivering supplies or food; caremongering can mean running errands, or setting up online exercise classes, or cooking and doing chores for others.

Communities are coming together to support one another. Whether they are showing gratitude for our essential workers, or thanking their friends and family for kind gestures.

Our movement began through our CW Youth Council. One of our youth council members, was tasked by her teacher to write a report on how she has embraced caremongering during the pandemic. There were so many inspirational and motivating stories shared by our own local youth, that we decided to host a platform that would show how the best is coming out in our community.

"Hello, my name is Madison. I am a member of the Centre Wellington Youth Council who work to empower youth. We are the voice for municipal youth issues and initiatives. Working together, our council has decided to share stories and testimonials about youth who are working hard and showing acts of caremongering in our community during this difficult and uncertain time. This initiative is called #CWCares and I hope you will take the time to read these stories and recognize the kind and compassionate youth that Centre Wellington has to offer."

“Our CW Youth Council have worked hard to stay connected during these extraordinary times” stated Mayor Kelly Linton. “Many of the initiatives they planned on doing, have had to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. I am very proud of this council, for taking the initiative to highlight how our youth and our community are coming together by launching #CWCares. Take a moment to read their inspiring stories, and share your own. We know our community is full of kind and selfless people, we will get through this together.”

Read the Media Release here

CW Youth Council stories:

"I have currently been dropping groceries off at my family’s houses. I have also been spending my free time cleaning up my neighbourhood by picking up garbage while going on walks. I have found it to be therapeutic and a great way to take action while this pandemic takes place. I think has been quite simple to do these things and I find it quite enjoyable as well." Ashley Bell, council member

"Today, I took the time to write some messages of support and positivity on sticky notes and then popped them on cars and homes around town! All in all I would say we posted around 30, so hopefully a decent amount of people have a nice message waiting for them. " Ben Dolman, Youth Mentor

"I am a member of the CWDHS FalconTech program, and we have been providing assistance to teachers and students experiencing tech problems throughout the transition to emergency remote learning. Building on the tech support skills that we have learned in class, our support is available to any teacher or student who requests it. Some of my personal tickets have been troubleshooting student access issues, helping to make content more accessible by providing captions on videos, and developing resources for teachers to communicate with students in meaningful and secure ways." Rachel Routly, council member


How have you helped someone in our community? Or, what has someone done for you during this pandemic. Our stories and experiences will shape how we come out of this pandemic, share you #CWCares story below!

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    by Dave@GrandAt101, 27 days ago

    We were touched by another case of Care Mongering. We'll let the pictures say it all. Thank you Bitna for these greatly appreciated face masks. Thank you CW Youth Council for #CWCares and inspiring acts of Care Mongering.



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    by Dave@GrandAt101, about 2 months ago

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