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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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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BC, Red Cross prepare for disasters with field hospital

September 29, 2014 - VICTORIA – The B.C. government, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross have brought the Canadian Red Cross Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) training to British Columbia for the first time as they work together to strengthen preparation and response to a catastrophic disaster such as an earthquake.



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The Red Cross launches grant program to help flood-affected Saskatchewan communities

September 23, 2014 - (Regina, Sept. 22, 2014) Communities in southeast Saskatchewan that were devastated by the summer floods can now apply to receive help to recover through the Canadian Red Cross Community Projects Grant Program. 

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Red Cross assisting Manitobans affected by flooding

July 15, 2014 - Manitoba residents affected by recent flooding can get assistance from the Canadian Red Cross in person or over the telephone.
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Canadian Red Cross teams bringing help to flooded Manitoba communities

July 09, 2014 - Canadian Red Cross volunteers are travelling to a number of Manitoba communities affected by flooding to see what help is needed as people recover from flooding.
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Saskatchewan credit unions accepting donationsfor Red Cross disaster relief in Saskatchewan

July 04, 2014 -

The Canadian Red Cross and Saskatchewan credit unions today announced that cash donations to help Saskatchewan residents devastated by recent disasters will be accepted at participating Saskatchewan credit unions from July 4-25, 2014.

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The Red Cross reports assistance provided in Lac-Mégantic: Nearly $9 million in one year

July 03, 2014 - Following the tremendous outpouring of generosity in support of the Lac-Mégantic community, the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross provided an overview of the work that has been accomplished over the past year.
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