Giving back to the community through cooking

Giving back to the community through cooking

In February, I moved to Toronto from Dubai, where I used to work for a foreign bank. I moved to Toronto seeking a better and more permanent life. My brother and my wife’s family also live here.

Cutting hair for care

Cutting hair for care

Since barber shops and hair salons are going to stay closed for a while, my roommate Kevin Ho and I decided to buy our own hair clippers, try cutting our own hair and livestream our very first attempt. We’ve always wanted to do something to help support our frontline health care workers, and coincidentally we saw North York General Hospital’s (NYGH’s) ad on Facebook during that time.

Dr. Finer-Freedman

Judith’s story

Five days after my breast cancer diagnosis, it was my 56th birthday and I was at a Josh Groban concert. My husband surprised me with tickets months before.

The Sikh community steps up to help North York General tackle COVID-19

On May 13th, 2020, North York General Hospital (NYGH) was honoured to received an incredibly generous $75,000 gift from Gurdwara Gursikh Sabha Canada, which serves the Sikh community of Greater Toronto Area east.

Tzu Chi Foundation

Leaving a life-saving footprint on North York General Hospital

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Tzu Chi) was founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen on the rural east coast of Taiwan.

Respiratory Therapy

Unsung health care heroes

Respiratory therapists play a crucial role working with patients who have acute respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

The Cheng Family

Community bands together to help North York General tackle COVID-19

On May, 5, 2020, North York General Hospital (NYGH) was honoured to receive an incredible $50,000 gift from the Hu family to help the hospital with its COVID-19 efforts.

Mehran Afshar Education Fund

Honouring one of our own while helping tackle COVID-19

Back in 2004, Mehran Afshar started his career at North York General Hospital (NYGH) when he trained as a student respiratory therapist.

Omellia Dennis

Putting oneself at risk to help others

Entering a COVID-19 isolation room creates some anxiety for the team in North York General Hospital’s emergency department.

Dr. Ryan Margau

Re-imagining medical imaging during a dynamic time

As the Chief and Medical Director of North York General Hospital’s Department of Medical Imaging, Dr. Ryan Margau is responsible for a department that does imaging and procedures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, his department was doing around 250,000 tests per year.