Happy New Year! We hope that you had time to rest and recover over the holiday season. We welcome the New Year 2021 with the acknowledgement of all the suffering and loss that we experienced in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the spread of misinformation and increased inequalities that have impacted our elders, our health-care workers and many of the essential workers that cannot afford to stay home and follow the public health guidelines.
Last year also highlighted the extreme injustices and discrimination that our Indigenous, Black and racialized communities face every day due to systemic policies, barriers and attitudes at every level of society.
We are proud to say that Bridge for Health emerged out of 2020 with a newly elected board of directors that represents the diversity of experience and expertise to be able to renew our commitment creating a healthy and safe future for all. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members, volunteers and partners who contributed to our work this past year as is highlighted in our newsletter.