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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec -

January 10, 2014 -

Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.


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ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec

January 09, 2014 - Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.
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The Red Cross will support free activities being made available to Lac-Mégantic families during the Holidays

December 19, 2013 - For many families who lost a loved one in the disaster of July 6, 2013, and for all the other residents of Lac-Mégantic accustomed to seeing the downtown area come to life at this time of the year, the Holiday Season will mark another stage in the grieving process.
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Transfer of Responsibility for Emergency Management Services for Manitoba Flood Evacuees Complete by February 1, 2014

December 10, 2013 - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced that delivery of services for 2011 Manitoba flood evacuees will fully transition from the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters (MANFF) to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) by February 1, 2014. 
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The Red Cross and Desjardins announce a new partnership to help those affected by disasters

September 12, 2013 - The Quebec Zone of the Canadian Red Cross and Desjardins Insurance announce the creation of a joint program. This program will allow them to pool their resources to help meet the essential needs of as many affected families as possible following a disaster.
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An update on the work of the Red Cross in Lac-Mégantic two months after the tragedy

September 10, 2013 - Two months after the tragedy that disrupted the lives of the Lac-Mégantic community, the Red Cross continues its work to provide those affected by the disaster with the necessary support and material help needed to overcome such difficult events.
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The Red Cross launches fundraising campaign for the floods in Magog

September 06, 2013 - In response to the major floods that took place in Magog last Monday, the Red Cross is launching a fundraising campaign to help those affected. People wishing to make a financial donation can give online at www.redcross.ca/magog.
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Red Cross establishing hospital for Syrian refugees in Jordan

August 29, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is helping to establish a field hospital in a camp for newly arriving Syrian refugees in Jordan. 
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Red Cross announces updates to the Lac Megantic assistance program

August 22, 2013 - Thanks to donors’ generosity, the Red Cross is doing even more for people affected by the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic. 
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Manitoba: Walmart Canada launches campaign to raise $3 million for the Canadian Red Cross

August 01, 2013 -

Walmart Canada is gearing up for a cross-country campaign to raise much needed funds for Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response activities. The campaign will run in Walmart stores from Aug. 1 to 25, with an ambitious goal of $3 million, of which over $700,000 are matching funds from Walmart.


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