Sharing the smile behind your PPE

Over 2,200+ portraits requested nationally!

 

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.

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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

 
CBC News
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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Our Team

Executives
 
Adamo A. Donovan
Founder & Director
Montreal, QC
Hui (Harriet) Yan
Co-Director
Ottawa, ON
Jason Tran
Co-Director
Ottawa, ON
Rayoun Ramendra
Co-Director
Toronto, ON
Caroline Gregory
Co-Director
Toronto, ON
Jyoti Prashad
Head of Finance and Social Media
Toronto, ON
Nuri Song
Director
Hamilton, ON
Andrea Vucetic
Co-Director
London, On
Sebastian Aniol
Co-Director
London, On
Jessica Wang
Director
Vancouver, BC
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Volunteers
Lauriane Forest
Montreal, QC
Fadi Touma
Montreal, QC
Adrian Goin
Montreal, QC
Cynthia Ventrella
Montreal, QC
Diana Di Iorio
Montreal, QC
Jammy Zou
Montreal, QC
Alyssa Salaciak
Montreal, QC
Erica Sirdevan
Montreal, QC
Laura Rendon
Montreal, QC
Daamoon Ghahari
Toronto, ON
Kenneth Williams
Toronto, ON
James Sanayei
Toronto, ON
Erin Artna
Hamilton, ON
Hannah Kim
Hamilton, ON
Kayla Zhang
Hamilton, ON
Alex Pozdnyakov
Hamilton, ON
Megan Chan
Vancouver, BC
Sara Choi
Vancouver, BC
James Taylor
Vancouver, BC
Simrin Dhillon
Vancouver, BC
Emily Yang
Vancouver, BC
Valerie Doyon
Victoria, BC
Brynn Walker
Victoria, BC
Katie Harding
Kelowna, BC
Caitlin Blewett
Duncan, BC
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