Mississauga, ON (February 23, 2021) – In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives. While many were locked down through Provincial stay-at-home emergency orders, SHIP staff led the charge to fight the spread of the virus and support our clients and communities that have been most affected.
This is a year that put us to the test, but we have risen to the challenge with compassion, dedication, resilience, and innovation. SHIP has done so much to fight COVID-19 and we are amazed and proud when we look back at our collective accomplishments.
In this “2020 year-in-review”, we look back, month by month, at the many initiatives, projects, and campaigns we implemented. It is remarkable to look back and realize the many different ways SHIP staff have responded to the pandemic. Staff worked to support all of our diverse communities as the crisis unfolded. As an organization, we pushed for equity and continued to keep our doors as open and as safely possible to ensure services continued in underserved communities. While the pandemic persisted, it shone a light on inequities faced by marginalized populations. SHIP pivoted services to be able to continue to provide much-needed supports, while also continuing to pursue our long-term strategic opportunities to emerge from this crisis as a stronger company.