Sharing the smile behind your PPE

Over 2,300+ portraits requested nationally!

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Our Story

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portrait Project is a hybrid art and medical intervention designed to improve patient care and team dynamics by humanizing the alienating appearance of PPE, through warm and smiling headshot portraits fixed to the outside of a healthcare worker's PPE.

The PPE Portrait Project was created by Mary Beth Heffernan in response to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of students who organize the Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program in Montreal reached out to Mary Beth Heffernan for her guidance to help implement this initiative into Montreal’s hospitals. The project quickly expanded to include other university students across the country to form PPE Portraits Canada.

Get your own free PPE Portrait here!

 
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4 provinces
17 cities
26+ professions
2200+ portraits
PPE Portraits in Action
Physician
Medical Students
Physicians Ob/Gyn
Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program Volunteers
Music Therapist
Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program Volunteers
Kinesiologist
Vancouver General Hospital
BC Women's Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital
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Features

 
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CBC News
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CBC Daybreak Radio
CBC Daybreak Interview
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MUHC Health Matters Podcast
McGill Univeristy Health Centre (MUHC) Health Matters Interview
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