WATCH — Meet 2 teen essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic
Teens share their experiences in video
Margaux Didonè and Makhena Guérin are both doing essential jobs during the pandemic.
Margaux is a cashier at a grocery store, and Makhena works at a long-term care facility.
Their jobs are essential, meaning they are really important.
But what makes these girls unique is their age: They’re teenagers.
Makhena from Ottawa is 17.
Margaux is 16 and lives in Mississauga, Ont.
Makhena Guérin, left, volunteers as a hoop dancer at the nursing home in Ottawa where she looks after elderly people. Margaux Didonè is a cashier at a grocery store in Mississauga, Ont. (City of Ottawa, CBC)
The Canadian government describes an essential service as any “services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians.”
So what does life as a teen essential worker look like? Check out the video below to find out: