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Thursday, April 16, 2020

As an emerging digital content creator, digital media practitioner, women entrepreneur, and/or service-based company, we are here for you - our CFC Media Lab community.

This third compilation of COVID-19 Response Resources offers useful new insights and tools to support you and your company. You will also find out about new ways that companies are supporting our community during the pandemic.

Please do not hesitate to connect with us at with any questions, feedback or ideas related to how we can support you.


The CFC Media Lab Team


These insights and perspectives have been compiled to offer you thinking tools as you make decisions to support the evolution of your business.
Did you miss the final edition of our 3-Part Webinar Series - Navigating the New Normal?

We explored the "New Social Contract" scenario, and provided tools that allow people to co-create in this new reality. Moderated by Ana Serrano (CDO, CFC) and Aaron Williamson (Founder, Goal17 and CFC Media Lab Faculty member), with guest Suzanne Stein (OCAD University).

Access the recording HERE. Read the recap HERE.

Insight on the psychology of founders who win in downturns (James Currier, Managing Partner at NFX)

Perspective on 5 new human truths that have surfaced due to COVID-19, which customer experiences need to address (Accenture)

Suggestions on how to be an inclusive leader during the crisis (Harvard Business Review)

Get inspired by how small business owners survived the Great Recession (The Hustle)


We compiled these tools to support you as you navigate the impact of the crisis on the current and future state of your business. 


Leaders in our community are stepping up to help during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Fifth Wave Labs Cohort 1 company Driftscape is piloting a new use for their platform, which was originally a recommender tool for local events. The pilot will offer communities a neighbourhood scavenger hunt where residents can uncover local businesses and special offers. Learn more HERE

Fifth Wave Labs Cohort 1 company Sarah Selecky Writing School has opened a free ‘Writing Through Uncertainty’ space for participants to meet for daily freewriting and connection. Learn more HERE

IDEABOOST alumni company Tribe of Pan is using their 3D printer to produce PPE face shield frames for healthcare professionals. Help them reach their fundraising goal.

Save Small Business, along with the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, submitted a proposal for a rent abatement strategy. Help them amplify their call for action by sharing this CBC article with your networks using the hashtag #RentSupportNow.

Canada Learning Code is offering free live online workshops for kids and adults. Learn more HERE.

Centre for Mindfulness Studies has developed a mental health toolkit in response to the pandemic. Access it HERE.

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