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Canadians tapped into social networks, expect emergency responders to use social media

October 09, 2012 -

According to new data collected by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross, the majority of Canadians are using social media regularly and expect emergency responders to also be using popular social networking tools.


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Canadian Red Cross completes shelter program in Haiti

October 04, 2012 -

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce the completion of its shelter program in Haiti, providing over 7,500 families in Jacmel and Leogane with earthquake and hurricane resistant homes.


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Walmart Canada’s annual campaign raises $2.6 million for Canadian Red Cross

September 24, 2012 -

Walmart Canada announced today that its annual fundraising campaign has raised $2.6 million in support of Canadian Red Cross disaster and preparedness programming.


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World First Aid Day: Canadians not prepared for medical emergencies, suggests new poll

September 07, 2012 -

Recent polling by the Red Cross shows that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they have been in an emergency situation where they have had to perform first aid; however, only 18 per cent are currently certified.


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Matane honours a Red Cross pioneer

September 06, 2012 - On its 75 anniversary, the City of Matane is naming one of its main parks after Mélanie Joncas, a Red Cross pioneer in the region. The announcement will be made official at a large picnic on September 8.
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Number of Canadians trained in first aid at dangerous low, suggests new poll

September 05, 2012 -

Recent polling by the Red Cross shows that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they have been in an emergency situation where they have had to perform first aid; however, only 18 per cent are currently certified.


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Monteregie: Red Cross enhancing assistance program for those affected by flooding

August 15, 2012 - In order to make it available to a greater number of families impacted by the April 2011 floods in the Montérégie, the Red Cross is enhancing its assistance program for those affected by the disaster. The criteria for eligibility to the program have been broadened to help homeowners whose principal residence has sustained damage to more than 60% of the home. For certain families who have already received Red Cross support, benefits will also be increased.
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Canadian Red Cross thanks Government of Canada for West Africa food crisis donation matching program

August 09, 2012 -

The Canadian Red Cross is thanking the Government of Canada for its decision to match donations made to charitable organizations in support of relief efforts in the Sahel region of West Africa.


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Walmart Canada and the Canadian Red Cross join forces to support Canadian communities

August 02, 2012 -

Walmart Canada announced today its stores across the country are raising funds to support Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response.


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One year on: Canadian donations continue to help drought-affected communities in the Horn of Africa

July 25, 2012 -

One year after a devastating drought was declared in the Horn of Africa, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help communities across the region recover and rebuild.


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