Ethiocare helps new immigrants from east Africa transition to their new lives in Canada, supporting any mental health issues that may arise. The organization has seen increased anxiety in the community as a result of COVID-19, specifically around the outbreaks at meat processing plants in High River and Brooks.

Donations to the Local Love in a Global Crisis fund were reinvested to expand Ethiocare’s mental health awareness program through radio messaging programs broadcast in different languages, including Amharic, Oromo, and Tigre. EthioCare also helped to connect people with family and loved ones to reduce distress and feelings of social isolation.