Checking in on community

Making sure her neighbours are taken care of is how Razia shows her Neighbourgood.

For Razia, connection is a vital part of Neighbourgood. She knows this first-hand, because she’s been connecting people since the start of the pandemic with the information they need to stay safe.

As a community ambassador with TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization, Razia helps residents in Thorncliffe Park and Taylor-Massey understand the facts about COVID-19 and how to protect each other. By knocking on doors, making contact by phone or email and reaching out to people in parks and plazas, she’s provided a friendly ear to their questions and offered encouragement to help them access vaccine clinics.

The pandemic has made being a good neighbour even more important, says Razia.

“Being a good neighbour means being friendly but socializing at a distance, checking in with neighbours to see if they need anything when you go shopping, and sharing information and offering to lend a hand to help others.”

“It feels very rewarding when I am able to contribute to the community,” says Razia. “We can strengthen the community by getting to know each other and connecting to each other.”

Read more acts of Neighbourgood, and find out how you too can be a good neighbour.