While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for nearly everyone, we’ve all had different experiences over the last couple of months as we try to get used to the new normal. Some people are experiencing great hardships - like layoffs from work or the loss of a loved one. Others are working from home, taking care of their children or both.
This pandemic changed the world instantly, and until we have a vaccine, we don’t know when or how this situation will end. Despite this, we owe so much gratitude to so many people, especially healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who have faced more risks than most. This pandemic has affected everyone from employers and employees, to seniors, mothers, fathers, friends, neighbors, and children. It's been a challenge, but so many people have stepped up to help others in need.
We’d like to say thank you to our clients for your continued support as we manage through these unprecedented times.
With a crisis comes innovation. The ComplyWorks’ team has been diligently working behind the scenes to ensure that you (our clients) are getting the most out of our compliance management platform with new solutions like our Fit to Work program to meet your evolving needs during this pandemic and beyond.
Not only do we have all healthcare and essential workers to thank, but we’d also like to thank the people in our communities who have volunteered to help those in need and to bring added joy and entertainment to their neighbors. A few ComplyWorks’ team members would like to show their gratitude to all frontline and essential workers and share in their own words: their personal experiences during COVID-19.
I would like to thank Justin Richard, who is also known as the Auburn Bay Viking. Every week he puts his health and safety at risk and goes to the store to buy groceries for those who can't. With our community so close to the South Health Campus, a lot of the people he is helping are frontline workers.
A huge thank you to all frontline workers, thank you for putting yourselves in the way of danger to save others! You are all true hero’s and words alone cannot express the gratitude you deserve.
My sister’s neighbors are in a band called As High as We Go. They put on a concert for the neighborhood, and it was just what my soul needed to recharge. I finally saw my niece and nephew, from a distance, outside having fun and listening to music. For a few hours, we were able to escape what was going on around us.
I want to thank my entire family for everything they do. Many of my family members are frontline healthcare workers. My two older sisters are nurses in Calgary. And my extended family includes nurses and doctors in Calgary and the U.S. I have another cousin, who is a Calgary police detective. My oldest sister is a dermatological surgical nurse, and because of the pandemic, they've halted minor surgeries, so in the meantime, my sister volunteered to work at the COVID-19 screening clinic.
My other older sister is a cardiac nurse at the Foothills hospital, and they continue to keep abreast of how their ICU units are working through the COVID pandemic and when they will have to take care of recovering COVID patients. My sister that works at the Foothills Hospital received a surprise from a couple of our neighbors. Before she left for work, she noticed an envelope under the garage door. She opened it to see a thank you card signed by a couple of neighbors. She smiled and proceeded to leave, as she pulled out of the garage, she noticed there were balloons and hearts stuck to the garage door with messages of thanks from a few neighbors - she was deeply touched by this gesture.
Thank you to LaToya who has been connected to our family since 2008, she took care of my mom and dad in the last year of their lives. She is a ray of sunshine and the best person I know. Currently, she manages several hospitals' ER staff - she literally never stops. LaToya joins my wife and I, four times weekly to work out and runs four marathons a year. She posts on social media nightly since the beginning of COVID 19 – always strong and positive messages, as she faces so many risks. She is my Angel.
I have immense respect and gratitude for all frontline and essential workers, especially nurses, as my parents are. There is fear and worry on my end, but they carry great strength and hope, which they show to their patients. Thank you is not nearly enough! I also write encouraging notes to seniors, which has been my little act of kindness, and has made me more thankful for life.
A big shout out to all the frontline workers in grocery stores. Thank you for sourcing safe and fresh products for us, and for waking up early to ensure the stores are clean, sanitized and ready for us, and for enforcing the safety guidelines. The dedication, motivation, and the relentless love you all show, proves that mankind will get through this tough time. To all essential workers, you are true heroes. I salute you.
In such a difficult time, it has been amazing to see who the real heroes are. Thank you to my brother’s welding company for providing N95 masks for employees to take home for their families. The building management in my mom’s over 60 condo for leaving surprise Easter baskets outside everyone’s door (some of the residents have not left their units since COVID-19 started). And to her neighbor, who is making free masks for hundreds of people.
And a big thank you to the cashier I see in my local grocery store, who had no mask or gloves provided to her for weeks, but still showed up for work, smiled at everyone, and greeted us all like old friends with no option to work from home.
Thanks to all the grocery workers and the cleaners and the shelf stockers who can’t stay home and stay safe. We all owe them so much for keeping us fed.
A HUGE thank you goes out to my fiancé and all the men & women working on Unit 62 at Rockyview General Hospital. As a labour and delivery nurse, just because the world stopped, it doesn’t mean the babies do! Not only have they had to make numerous changes to their procedures and prepping, but they have also shouldered the burden of accepting an increase in expecting mothers due to the temporary closure of South Health Campus’ and High River’s maternity wards. From having to deliver newborns at triage due to lack of hospital space and dealing with COVID-positive patients, these amazing people continue to do their job every day!
Thank you to all frontline and essential workers – we couldn’t get through this without you! And thank you to those who have shown acts of kindness to bring light to the situation. I’ve received cupcakes, meals, and flowers from family and neighbors. I’ve also enjoyed watching drive-by birthday celebrations, car shows, and a local singer/songwriter who performs in our community (at school fields) on weekends.
Thank you to all the essential workers for everything you do and for putting yourself in the way of danger to save others. You and your dedication are appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who works outside of their home, I applaud you for continuing to support your family and for following the rules to help keep the rest of us safe. To those who are scared or feel lost and alone, thank you for reaching out for help we are here for you, you’re not alone. Thank you to all the cleaners and maintenance staff for keeping all the buildings clean and sanitized to limit the spread. Thank you to all support staff, healthcare workers, police, fire services, and ambulance care! May everyone be blessed by good health, happiness, and a strong support team! God Bless.
We wish everyone well as we get through this pandemic together. There is light on the other side, as the world slowly reopens. In the meantime, thank you and continue to stay safe.