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Canal Alliance volunteer Aurelia Vargas hands out free COVID home tests outside Canal Alliance


Marin nonprofits seek equitable pandemic recovery

Posted: March 28, 2022

With societal inequities coming into sharper focus during the pandemic, vulnerable residents in Marin should be at the center of a countywide COVID-19 recovery strategy, a new report says.


Marin leaders promote COVID boosters in Canal area

Posted: February 20, 2022

Marin County’s public health office, hoping to get more COVID-19 booster shots into arms, is set to expand mobile vaccination clinics in San Rafael’s predominately Latino Canal neighborhood.

Aliados por la salud members


Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) implement creative strategies to support the health of vulnerable communities

Posted: June 11, 2021

In January 2021, Canal Alliance joined the Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) campaign. This partnership includes University of California San Francisco, Marin County, and Merced County and is focused on identifying challenges and proposing solutions for improving COVID-19 services to Latino immigrant communities.  

Yolanda Oviedo, Senior Manager Residential Properties/COVID Response


Partnership with UCSF on NIH grant to bring critical resources to Latino immigrants

Posted: February 3, 2021

Through an exciting new partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Canal Alliance will participate in the development of more effective measures for COVID-19 testing, resource distribution and vaccine distribution in under-resourced, Latino-immigrant communities.

Lauren Silver


Committed to supporting the community

Posted: January 21, 2021

As the Financial Assistance Program Supervisor, Lauren Silver oversees a team that connects community members with emergency cash payments to help support individuals and families with the economic repercussions of the pandemic.

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October 9th: Opportunities for Growth

Posted: October 9, 2020

At Canal Alliance, we are always looking for opportunities to better support the Latino community. We invite you to learn about our opportunities for making a difference when you join us in our efforts!

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September 4th: A Step Forward

Posted: September 4, 2020

Updates on our COVID-19 efforts, advocacy and policy work, and the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.

Contact Investigator Arandu Alvarez supports clients to quarantine when they have been exposed to COVID-19.


Investigating COVID cases in the Canal

Posted: September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities caused by language barriers, underscoring challenges that non-English speakers face accessing critical information during public health emergencies.

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Were you unable to pay April rent?

Posted: April 29, 2020

You still have time to protect yourself from being evicted, but you must act NOW!

Omar Carrera


Marin Voice from CEO, Omar Carrera: Let COVID-19 be the reason we attack long-standing inequities

Posted: April 24, 2020

While COVID-19 has created challenges in public health, business, the economy, education and lifestyle, it is also a brutal reminder of the inequities that existed before COVID-19.

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