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Now he’s giving back to the community. In a Bilbao hospital he cares for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

by Andrew McKay

Our Portuguese community is a bedrock of Canadian society, and its people strive to find ways to better not only their friends and colleagues, but the country as a whole. From helping stranded visitors to reaching out to overwhelmed food banks, OMNI Portuguese was proud to tell some amazing stores in 2020. 

Here are OMNI Portuguese’s top stories for 2020:

Local NGO reaches out to kids struggling in Africa amid the pandemic 

Non-profit ‘Life for Lives’ transforms office into a food bank for the elderly 

Quebec woman speaks out alleging a disturbing encounter with police officers 

Brazilians stuck in Canada due to the pandemic return home