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New Red Cross Pink Day shirt introduced

January 10, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross wants you to be someone’s hero when you witness bullying in a school, on the playground or in workplaces. The hashtag #BeSomeonesHero and a comic book font highlight the superhero theme of the iconic Pink Day T-shirt revealed by the Red Cross today.
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Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 29, 2017 - Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.
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Survey reveals a year of disasters has Canadians wanting to give back

November 27, 2017 - A new Ipsos survey for the Canadian Red Cross finds that in light of the numerous disasters in Canada and abroad last year, most Canadians (63 per cent) feel compelled to donate to charity or volunteer their time as we approach this holiday season. Nearly half of Canadians (44 per cent) want to help both those in need in Canada and in other parts of the world, while 52 per cent feel strongly about giving here at home.
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Canadian Red Cross welcomes Government of Canada support to Myanmar refugee crisis

October 31, 2017 - The Government of Canada today announced that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between August 25 and November 28, 2017, the Government of Canada will contribute an equivalent amount to the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund. 
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Hurricane Irma Appeal

September 15, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that six banks in Canada will be accepting financial donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Irma.
 
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Red Cross responds to Hurricane Irma

September 07, 2017 - The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane that has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Caribbean. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. 
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Survey reveals one in three Canadians who witness cyber-bullying stand up to it

August 30, 2017 -

A new Ipsos survey for the Canadian Red Cross finds that more than one in three Canadians say they have witnessed an act of cyber-bullying, whether it was against someone they know or someone they don’t know. However, only one in three of those who’ve witnessed it have helped someone who was being cyber-bullied. This is concerning as research on peer behavior finds over half of the time, bullying stops within 10 seconds when a bystander steps in. As students head back to school for a new year, bullying, including cyber-bullying, is an important issue that needs to be addressed by teachers, parents and students alike.

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Canadian Red Cross announces Support to Small Business and Community Partnerships Funding from Province of BC

August 14, 2017 - Thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Red Cross has launched two programs to support communities impacted by the fires in B.C. 
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Active supervision can help prevent summer tragedies

August 04, 2017 - From lakes to rivers, pools to splash pads water is everywhere this summer providing opportunities for families to cool off while enjoying all that summer has to offer. The best way parents can ensure their children stay safe is by practicing active supervision, where you are not only close by young children but watching their actions to make sure they don’t get into a dangerous situation. Contrary to popular belief, drownings of young children can be very silent and happen quickly.
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Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Government of Canada support to wildfire recovery

July 23, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement of support for community recovery as individuals, families and communities return home. 
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