Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has remained #DurhamStrong through our resilient spirit. The past year and a half has changed the way we work, communicate, and live. Yet, everyone has faced different struggles and triumphs throughout this time.

As Durham Region looks to the future, and economic and community recovery, the are calling on residents to share their unique experiences on a new, interactive platform, Get involved by sharing your story, to help connect and build community recovery and healing. You can write a story, share a photo, video or artwork; and connect with other members of the community to learn about their pandemic experiences.

This project aligns with Durham Region’s Recovery Framework and Action Plan; and is supported by the Regional Recovery Task Force, which includes representatives from Lakeridge Health, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and the not-for-profit sector.

“As we have all faced the same storm of the pandemic, everyone’s experience has been a little different. Some of us have faced major challenges such as losing a loved one to COVID-19, changes in employment status, or difficulty finding housing. Some of us have learned new skills, embraced new technology to stay connected, and found new appreciation for the small joys in life. One thing for sure is that our collective experiences will shape our generation, and our Region, for years to come, Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected to stay #DurhamStrong. Through strong community relationships among residents and neighbours, families and friends, government and businesses alike, Durham Region has demonstrated our resilience and spirit. Let’s come together to share our experiences and learn from one another,” states John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Region of Durham


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