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Over half of Canadians worry last-minute gifts will disappoint this holiday season

November 28, 2016 - The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family and, for many, giving and receiving gifts. However, gift giving can be a source of stress. According to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross, nearly 30 per cent of holiday shopping is done at the last minute, and over half of Canadians worry those last-minute gifts they purchase will disappoint. While Canadians are feeling strapped for time for seasonal shopping, charitable gifts are becoming an increasingly popular option. Nearly sixty per cent of Canadians say they receive trinkets and traditional items like socks they'll never use, while sixty-four per cent would prefer to receive a charitable gift that would help someone else.
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Over $2.7 million raised by Walmart Canada for the Canadian Red Cross

November 17, 2016 - Walmart Canada’s in-store fundraising campaign for the Canadian Red Cross during October raised $2.7 million to support disaster preparedness and response activities for communities across the country.
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Six months on, Red Cross spends $178 million to assist people affected by wildfires

November 03, 2016 - Six months after a devastating wildfire swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to announce that $178 million has already been spent to assist those affected by the fires. More than 58,000 households have received direct financial assistance through an electronic transfer of funds.
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Canadian Red Cross sends Emergency Health Clinic to Haiti

October 17, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross has deployed its Emergency Health Clinic in a joint effort with the French Red Cross, to help support several communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. The Emergency Health Clinic team will work in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Health and the Haitian Red Cross.
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Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew devastation

October 12, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that eight banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. 
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Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Matthew

October 04, 2016 - The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following Hurricane Matthew, a category four hurricane that is wreaking havoc in Caribbean countries, with already devastating impact in Haiti. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Canadian Red Cross condemns attack on humanitarian convoy in Syria

September 20, 2016 - A devastating attack hit an emergency aid convoy at a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) warehouse in Aleppo, Syria, killing at least one SARC humanitarian worker and around 20 civilians. This attack took place on Monday, September 19, as the aid workers were unloading trucks carrying vital aid.
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One third of Canadian households have no first aid training

September 07, 2016 - According to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross, not all Canadian households are adequately prepared with First Aid training in the event of an emergency. World First Aid Day, a day to highlight the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives, takes place this September 10.
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Red Cross announces updated fundraising total of $299 million in support of the Alberta Fires

August 03, 2016 - Thanks to the unprecedented outpouring of support from Canadians across the country, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to announce a fundraising total of $299 million, including matching funds contributed by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, for the Alberta Fires Appeal fund.
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Aviva Canada and the Canadian Red Cross deepen partnership to deliver essential community health services to Canadians

July 12, 2016 - Aviva Canada has become the national Founding Community Health and Wellness Partner of the Canadian Red Cross. Over the next three years, Aviva Canada’s additional $750,000 commitment will be instrumental in enabling the Red Cross to address the growing health needs of Canadians.  
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