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Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? We all should be when it comes to emergency preparedness!   Families have an advantage over other Canadians when it comes to emergency preparedness and public safety.  If you have kids, I can guarantee you t...

Stay tuned for Emergency Preparedness Week

Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. If a hazardous material leak required your family to evacuate or a severe winter storm confined your family at home, would you know what to do? An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster cou...

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes...with snack foods! (Part 1)

We loved this blog from our friends at RedCrossPDX in Oregon, we decided to post it. There are some easy ways to demonstrate how volcanoes and earthquakes work! Last year I was fortunate to work with Oregon State's Robert Lillie, a Professor of Ge...

Celebrating World Malaria Day: Special guest blog

Guest blog by Namugenyi Kiwanuka.
A few years ago, I contracted malaria in Sierra Leone. I came face to face with the realities of what it’s like to seek treatment for this deadly and common illness. Even though I had access to the bes...

Pull a net over your avatar

If you haven't already seen it, check out this cool app that allows you to put a net over your Facebook avatar to show your support for World Malaria Day. http://apps.facebook.com/malariabites/Malaria bites.

Red Cross youth making a difference

Guest blog by Arnav Agarwal, Canadian Red Cross youth volunteer Naomi Distelkamp, a Canadian Red Cross youth volunteer from Niagara Region, has a clear message for all youth: “When you put your mind to something, the possibilities really are end...

Sudbury volunteer’s clocked 36,000km

If you live in Sudbury, then chances are you’ve seen Red Cross volunteer Alfred Lafantaisie driving around the community in a van decked out in the Red Cross logo. He’s clocked 36,000 kilometres, taking seniors to medical appointments. He’s gotten...

From Bingo to PDA, this youth volunteer is making a difference in Durham

Guest blog by Sherifa Hadi
When Brent Baxter finished high school, he was looking for a way to give back to his community. He started volunteering with the Durham Region Red Cross and the branch’s bingo program. In 2000-2001 he began volunteering w...

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