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Information Sharing: The Benefits of Hand Washing The most effective thing you can do to protect yourself against a number of infectious diseases is to wash your hands correctly with soap and/ or an alcohol-based hand rub. Your hand may appear to be clean, however hands can pick up micro-organisms (germs) in a number of ways. Minimize your risk by: Washing your hands frequently especially after: coughing or sneezing (when you cough or sneeze use a tissue or raise your arm up and aim for your sleeve) never cough or sneeze in your hands, before and after eating, before and after preparing food, after petting an animal and after using the bathroom. Keep surfaces clean

Tomorrow is Bell Let’s Talk Day.  Check out one of the short videos at www.wemattercampaign.org/videos/ made by Indigenous youth in Canada who have shared their story of hope, strength, and positive support. Let their stories of hope inspire you and your family!   You can also upload your own stories to remind others that we matter!

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday. Please take some time to reflect on what simple steps you do (or CAN do) to take care of your own wellbeing! Make time to care for yourself- your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self! The video below, from last year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day has some great suggestions too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gnLnYsbFpk