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Event: York Region branch’s first official youth art show

If you’re in the area, head downto the Canadian Red Cross York Region’s Youth Art Show tonight. It’s an art show and silent auction all-in-one. Art created by participants of Red Cross Humanitarian Issues Workshops in York Region will be display...

Engaging (YOU)th!

We’re back to school again and already our Red Cross Youth Action Groups are getting started. Youth Action Groups are an important part of building awareness and taking action on many global issues. We have also worked to improve our local communi...

Photo Tuesday: York Region youth leadership camp

Every Tuesday, we’re going to publish a photo to show Red Cross at work across the province. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know!This week’s photo is courtesy of our Region of York branch .The branch held a week-long leadership camp to encourag...

Red Cross drivers take on the globe’s circumference – 80 times!

Did you know that Red Cross volunteer drivers drove 80 times around the circumference of the earth last year alone? That’s 241,000 rides to important medical appointments and 297, 300 meals delivered for seniors and those with disabilities. An ...

Red Cross Youth In Action

David Shen is not just an ordinary high school senior; he is a passionate Red Cross youth volunteer. As president of Milliken Mills Secondary School Red Cross Youth Action group, David has committed much of his energy to Red Cross and plans to keep t...

Volunteer Spotlight: Doris Barkley

A big congratulations goes to Red Cross volunteer, Doris Barkley, for recently being recognized for her work and dedication in volunteering for various organizations in Stratford. Doris recently received the Mother Theresa Faith in Action Award by t...

Not even a snowstorm will keep this volunteer grounded

For Anne Huitema, of Barrie, volunteering for the Canadian Red Cross is more than interest – it’s a full-time promise to her community. She has been volunteering with the Red Cross for 30 years, delivering food and supplies with Meals on Wheels. A...

Region of York Youth Action profile

Across the province, youth volunteers are bringing new energy and fresh ideas to the Canadian Red Cross. The group I am involved with is the Region of York youth group, which has about 60 member, ranging in ages from 14-19. Our accomplishments...

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