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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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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Red Cross Distributes $30 Million to Evacuees in Just One Day

May 13, 2016 - In just one day, more than half of the $50 million offered by the Canadian Red Cross to help people affected by the Alberta wildfires has already reached thousands of families in need of basic items during this difficult time.
 
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Banks Accepting Donations for Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

May 06, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by the massive wildfires in Alberta.
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How Canadian Red Cross assists communities following a disaster

May 06, 2016 - Red Cross community initiatives strengthen or reinstate local services such as food banks, youth and seniors’ programs, sport and recreational activities, community centres, and other gathering places. 
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Canadian Red Cross responds to fires in Alberta

May 04, 2016 - Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history with more than 70,000 individuals displaced due to evacuation orders. 
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The Red Cross Reports on the Magog Floods Fund

July 21, 2015 - Today, the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Zone and the City of Magog are releasing a report detailling the use of funds raised and the assistance offered to the community of Magog after the floods on September 2, 2013. 
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The Red Cross continues to assist in Lac-Mégantic

July 02, 2015 - Two years will soon have passed since the tragic events in Lac-Mégantic, and the Red Cross continues to help the community get back on its feet. To date, 3,236 people have received Red Cross assistance, including children who have lost one or both parents, workers and students who have lost their jobs, as well as the owners of businesses affected by the disaster. Support has also been provided to 232 businesses, 17 non-profit organizations and over 150 projects. 
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Aviva Canada partners with the Canadian Red Cross to support disaster preparedness and response through the Ready When the Time Comes program

March 31, 2015 -

(OTTAWA, March 31, 2015) Aviva Canada has become the first insurance company to join as National Corporate Partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, committing over $500,000 to the partnership over the next three years. 


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Canadian Red Cross responding to individuals affected by two apartment fires in Regina

January 09, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is prepared to assist families affected by two separate apartment fires that occurred on Friday, Jan. 9, in Regina. A reception centre has been set up at the Quality Inn at 1717 Victoria Avenue.

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Canadian Red Cross launches holiday giving campaign to benefit families and individuals in need across Canada

December 04, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched a holiday fundraising campaign to support families and individuals impacted by disasters and personal emergencies across the country.

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