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Pink Shirt Day 2015

Stepping into the school a few days later, I had not expected such flamboyance. The school caretaker had covered all the overhead lights in pink cellophane, which now projected a pinkish hue in the hallways, as though an anti-bullying Instagram filter had been set upon the school. Rosy balloons festooned the gymnasium, while students raced around in their pink attire.

Spread kindness, prevent bullying - join the conversation Feb 25

On February 25 at 9 p.m. EST, join in our Twitter Chat on Bullying Prevention (#RedCrossPinkChat ) and be part of the movement to end bullying, whether it takes place in-person or online (cyberbullying).

Raising awareness of Restoring Family Links

Losing touch with family members is common following disasters or conflicts. Communication lines get broken, families get dispersed and there’s no way of getting in touch. Often, families don’t even know where to start, or if their relatives are even alive.

Learn to prevent colds and flu with GIFs

Bypass cold and flu season with a few good habits that can help stop the spread of germs and prevent illnesses like the flu.

From football to the science behind first aid

I am a huge football fan, which means Super Bowl is a sacred event each year. This year I was lucky enough to spend Super Bowl weekend with 250 of the world’s leading cardiac resuscitation experts.

Growing more than food in South Sudan

After spending more than two years in South Sudan, Canadian Red Cross worker Pamela Riley brings home her many experiences and memories, as well as a sense of achievement in successfully building projects and relationships, including having a baby named after her.

A Canadian doctor's mission to fight Ebola

Dr. Danielle Perreault is a physician from Montreal. She has returned home after a completing a four-week mission to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. We wanted to share some of her impressions from her time working at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema. 

Winter power outages: Are you prepared?

Winter can bring freezing rain, sleet storms, snow blizzards and extreme cold temperatures. These weather conditions can affect your home by damaging power lines and equipment, often resulting in power outages.

Alberta Student Makes Giving A Part Of Life

It has always been in Tory Dalrymple's nature to give back. On her eighth birthday, she asked her guests to donate to charity instead of bringing a gift. Since then, the 13-year-old from High River, Alberta, has made giving a part of her life. After learning about the Ebola crisis in school, she set her sights on making a donation to the Red Cross. 

Canadian aid worker describes remarkable encounters at Ebola treatment centre

Social worker Lindsay Jones has just recently returned home to Ottawa after working at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. She was there to provide psychosocial support to patients being treated for the virus. She’s been describing her experiences on her blog and recently in this CBC interview. We share this excerpt.

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