Canadian Red Cross in Nunavut
While the Canadian Red Cross does not maintain an office in Nunavut, we do actively help residents to prepare for and respond to disasters, and to build safer communities for everyone.
Responding to disasters
Emergency preparedness is more than the reaction to a disaster; it starts with prevention and preparation, so that agencies, communities and individuals are ready to respond should a disaster of any kind strike. After a disaster, a recovery phase is crucial, and usually continues for longer than the actual disaster. The emergency preparedness system in Nunavut covers these four phases. The Government of Nunavut and its Territorial Board is responsible for the disaster plan. Many departments and agencies are involved in this plan, and trained Red Cross responders are available to assist.
If you are interested in becoming a Disaster Response volunteer in Nunavut, or in learning more about preparing for and responding to disasters, contact Danielle Trudeau at (403) 261-6237 or email@example.com. For assistance following a personal disaster such as a house fire, please contact our Western Zone On-Call team at 1-888-800-6493.
The Red Cross has been active in delivering abuse and violence prevention programming in Nunavut for many years. In Arviat, several community members have participated in Walking the Prevention Circle, a professional development workshop that aims to increase community wellness. Participants included those who work in health, justice and education fields, as well as community leaders and elders. The workshop examines violence issues from an Aboriginal perspective. Historical and cultural factors
RespectED, the Red Cross Violence and abuse prevention service, has been working with the Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) for many years to deliver PHASE—Preventing Harassment and Abuse through Successful Education—in northern communities. PHASE provides everyone involved in JCR with trained help in dealing with any form of harassment, abuse of authority, neglect or abuse, whether emotional, physical or sexual. RespectED Prevention Educators travel into communities and train members of the Ranger patrol to be PHASE facilitators. Every community with a Junior Canadian Ranger patrol has a PHASE facilitator, who is familiar with where to turn in their communities for help.
**New in 2006** Funding from the National Crime Prevention Strategy will help RespectED expand its reach in Nunavut by supplying schools with c.a.r.e. Kits (personal safety training and sexual abuse prevention for children aged 5-9) and assisting with adult abuse prevention training online. Read more about RespectED's OnLine training»
To enquire about any RespectED program from Nunavut, contact Sarah Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
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