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‘People are crying on the phone’: Indigenous communities grapple with PPE shortages

Indigenous communities in provinces across Canada, highlighting the need for additional supports in remote parts of the country.“We are struggling to keep up with the demand and I hate turning people away,” explains Claudine Santos, one of five-volunteers at VIO Volunteers.VIO Volunteers was created to provide PPE to Canada’s northern, remote and Indigenous communities.

In May, it was designated a not-for-profit charity and since then has distributed masks, face shields, disposable gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer to communities in five provinces, including Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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