News Releases (Page 6)

Canadian Red Cross in the News
Thank you for helping Syrian refugees who came Manitoba

April 01, 2016 - The toll-free phone line, operated by the Canadian Red Cross on behalf of the Government of Manitoba, for individuals looking to help Syrian refugees who came to the province, is now closed.
Read Full Story

Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation share the science behind new first aid guidelines

February 22, 2016 - Cleaning with soap and water might seem like the best way to disinfect a cut, but new research calls for scrapping the soap and rinsing for five minutes with clean, running tap water instead. The change to this widely adopted practice is one of many updates included in the new Canadian First Aid and CPR guidelines, which are the focus this week at the Canadian Emergency Care Conference, co-sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Read Full Story

Thousands to stand for respect during Red Cross Pink Day

February 19, 2016 - REGINA, February 19, 2016 – Next Wednesday, hundreds of schools and communities across Saskatchewan will be holding assemblies, rallies and parades to celebrate Red Cross Pink Day. 
 
Read Full Story

Victoria welcomes Syrian refugees

February 19, 2016 - VICTORIA - Feb. 18, 2016 - Jean McRae – Executive Director, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria; Kimberley Nemrava – Vice-President, Canadian Red Cross B.C. & Yukon; and Patricia Jelinski - Chief Executive Officer, United Way Greater Victoria jointly announced their plans to welcome up to 290 government-assisted Syrian refugees to Greater Victoria by the end of February and thanked the community for their generous support.
Read Full Story

The Canadian Red Cross and Bell Let’s Talk launch new programs focused on mental health training for Canadians

January 26, 2016 - New First Aid program will help both first responders and the general public provide mental health support in emergency situations.
Read Full Story

Banks across Canada accepting donations for Red Cross Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal

December 10, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks across Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the Red Cross’ efforts to assist Syrian refugees as they transition to their new lives in Canada.
 
Read Full Story

Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in B.C.

December 03, 2015 - The Red Cross and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are celebrating a record number of First Nation
individuals across B.C.
Read Full Story

Red Cross ready to assist Syrian Refugees as they start their new lives in Canada

November 25, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is positioned to assist the Government of Canada in supporting 25,000 Syrian refugees starting their new lives in Canada.
Read Full Story

Walmart Canada exceeds its campaign target and raises $3.1 million for the Canadian Red Cross

November 12, 2015 - Walmart Canada announced today that its annual Canadian Red Cross fundraising campaign raised $3.1 million to support disaster preparedness and response activities for communities across the country. This amount, which goes beyond the campaign target initially set at $2.6 million, includes more than $2.1 million in donations from customers across the country, a matching contribution of over $775,000 from Walmart Canada as well as donations of Walmart gift cards and blankets for families affected by disasters.
Read Full Story

Stop the violence. Protect health care

November 03, 2015 - In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. 
Read Full Story