For the past few weeks, people have been standing outside of their homes and making noise for nurses at 7:00 p.m.
The Ontario Northland has even gotten involved with its iconic horn that usually signifies the start and end of the workday, by sounding it for the frontline workers. However, a new initiative is set to start tomorrow night to honour Doctors Day.
Across Ontario, people are asked to show their appreciation for doctors on the frontlines by simply turning on their phone flashlights at 9:00 p.m.
Officials say Doctors Day occurs in Canada every May 1 and is a time to highlight doctors’ expertise and patient care. With this year’s Doctors Day coming in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Medical Association is initiating this initiative called “Shine A Light For All They Do.”
Aside from just lighting up your phone and holding it high, Ontarians are being encouraged to participate on social media with #ShineALightForThem, or visit the Doctors Day website.