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Learn about Sheridan’s response to COVID-19 and our safety plans for limited in-person activity this fall.

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#SheridanHelps Initiative
Updated: August 26 at 2:50 p.m.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our students, employees and alumni are lending their support to various areas of need.

Learn more about how we are supporting our community.

The #SheridanHelps Initiative is providing support by:

  • Offering emergency financial aid for students.
  • Sharing our skills and expertise to help others through this challenging time.
  • Sheridan donated several thousand pairs of gloves, hundreds of masks and gowns, face shields, safety glasses, sanitizers and particulate respirators to Trillium Health Partners and the William Osler Health System from our health and technology programs and our campus Health Centres.
  • Employees are volunteering at our Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) to print face shields, which will be donated for use at hospitals in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.
  • Investigating how our parking lots and buildings might be used to support emergency measures as needed.

Related news stories from Sheridan

March 25: Places, Please: A virtual 24-Hour telethon to benefit the Actors Fund of Canada

March 30: Sheridan theatre producer, students help raise $41,000 for entertainers impacted by COVID-19

April 1: Sheridan launches #SheridanHelps Initiative to support students and our communities

April 3: Education Outside the Classroom During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6: Sheridan finds creative ways to support students during COVID-19

April 8: Grads shift gears to fight COVID-19

April 15: Sheridan team uses cutting-edge technologies to create PPE for frontline healthcare workers

In the media

April 2, Samaritan Mag: Sheridan Colleges Creates COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid Bursary

April 7, The Pointer: Thousands wait for federal benefits to flow with food banks and colleges picking up the slack in Peel

April 8, Brantford Expositor: Sewers make cloth masks to help in COVID-19 fight

April 14, Toronto Star: Davenport Helps initiative offers aid to neighbours who need it — and lets volunteers ‘feel a little bit less helpless’

Opportunities to volunteer and donate to help our local communities:

Sheridan’s employees and students have strong ties to our communities, and many want to donate their time and/or resources to help during this crisis. Please consider the opportunities identified here.

Volunteering in the community during COVID-19

There are several volunteer coordinators in our local communities that are continuing to support the non-profit sector during COVID-19 with organizing volunteer support.

View volunteer opportunities

Supporting our local communities

Despite the limitations of volunteering in person during COVID-19, there are still many ways you can contribute to help our local communities and the agencies that continue to serve those most vulnerable. Please consider supporting these agencies if you're able to.

View agencies that are seeking donations