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Red Cross Pink Day spurs thousands to stand for respect

February 22, 2017 - Today, Saskatchewan is taking a stand for respect during national Red Cross Pink Day. 
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Canadian red cross set to end registration for financial support program - New Brunswick ice storm

February 16, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross will stop accepting new applications at the end of this week for emergency financial aid to those most severely impacted financially by the January 24-25, 2017  ice storm and related power outages in New Brunswick.
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Red Cross Announces Humanitarian Award Recipients

January 26, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is recognizing three extraordinary humanitarians in Saskatoon at the second annual Power of Humanity Luncheon in Saskatoon on April 26, 2017. 
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Economical and the Red Cross continue partnership to help Canadians prepare for disasters

January 13, 2017 - To help Canadians be prepared when disaster hits, Economical Insurance has renewed its partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, and will provide $450,000 over the next three years for the Red Cross national disaster management program. This partnership will help deliver at least 175 emergency preparedness sessions in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa, Moncton, and Halifax.
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Despite overall support of Geneva Conventions, Red Cross survey indicates many Canadians uninformed on rules of war

December 05, 2016 - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today released a new report, People on War, accompanied by a detailed survey of Canadians. The survey found that while over three quarters of Canadians believe it still makes sense to impose limits on war, an astonishing 31 per cent of Canadians indicated they believe that humanitarian aid workers being killed or injured while delivering aid in conflict zones is a part of war.
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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.
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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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