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Red Cross Presents Wisdom of the North Photo Exhibition at Nuit Blanche

This year, as part of Toronto’s art event Scotiabank Nuit Blanche held on October 4, Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be occupying space in downtown Toronto’s media-saturated entertainment district - front and centre, in a dramatic display contrasting the city’s busy streetscape.

The sniffles return!

For parents, back to school means a lot of different things such as school supply shopping, back to work, extracurricular activities, homework and more work/life juggling. 

It also means the return of the sniffles.

Do you know how to save a life?

At any given time, skills learned through first aid training could help someone in need or even save a life! Take for example the recent news story of two Toronto men who spent their flight to Beijing keeping a man alive who was suffering from a cruising-height heart attack; or the story about an EMT volunteer who saved a newborn baby’s life, after being notified of the nearby emergency through his smartphone app.

Photo of the Day: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit aiding communities

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit is always welcomed in Ghuzlaniyah, a village situated 20 kilometres east of Damascus, where men, women and children flock to the vehicle to form lines to wait for medical consultations.

Calgarians race against the clock for disaster preparedness

As part of a three-week in-store fundraising campaign in August to support local Red Cross disaster relief, Walmart Canada and the Canadian Red Cross teamed up for Build-a-Kit Challenge, to help inform as to what is needed to survive for the first 72 hours after a disaster strikes. 

 

A young boy's life saved by community care in South Sudan

Canadian Red Crosser Chiran Livera who was recently in South Sudan to aid in the cholera outbreak in South Sudan shares the story of a small two-year-old boy who got sick and started showing all the common signs of cholera – dehydration, vomiting and muscle cramps. He was brought to the to the Red Cross community health tent that has been specifically set-up to detect and assist with early intervention of cholera.

Mobile Food Bank: Delivering more than just food

Delivering food to housebound Toronto residents, the Canadian Red Cross Mobile Food Bank also delivers a healthy serving of community support.

Red Cross observes Day of the Disappeared

By 2015, roughly 375 million people will be affected by climate-related disasters every year, 100 million more than were directly impacted last year.  And this does not count those affected by non-climate-related disasters such as earthquakes, conflicts and man-made disasters which are expected to affect many millions more.
These disasters often lead to separation of loved ones, leaving vulnerable people with no way to get in contact with those they have lost.

Kayak safety: Do you know what to do?

You may have seen this recent video of a man who capsized while kayaking that’s making the rounds on social media. Luckily, Max is ok but clearly he did not know what to do. In response, we want to offer some kayak safety dos and don’ts should you find yourself in a similar situation.

Canadian Humanitarians: Odette Cyr spends her second life helping others


Surmounting many challenges to achieve her dreams, Red Crosser Odette Cyr has spent the latter part of her life helping others in times of crisis.

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