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One year later: Red Cross remains committed to recovery in Fort McMurray

April 24, 2017 - Almost one year ago, the people of the Wood Buffalo region were fleeing as wildfires tore through their communities and homes. In the months following the disaster, an unprecedented $323 million was donated by individuals, community groups and companies across Canada, including matching funds from the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, to directly help those affected by the fires. The Red Cross has spent and committed $244 million to date, which represents 75 per cent of the total funds.
 
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Walmart and its customers coming together for Canadians

April 20, 2017 - Walmart’s annual campaign for disaster relief and preparedness raised a record setting total of $3.27 million for the Canadian Red Cross this year, including an $818,000 contribution from Walmart. 
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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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Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

February 22, 2017 - More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.
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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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