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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...

Lynn Kergan’s got a thing for emergencies

Not that she wishes them upon people; her thing is teaching people how to be prepared if disaster strikes. As the volunteer operational lead for disaster management in Halton, part of Lynn’s work involves providing workshops on disaster preparedne...

“Richard Richard” and the Ottawa Branch

Guest blog by Meaghan WilliamsCourses are in session, phone calls are answered and individuals walk in and out constantly: these are the characteristics of a typical day. The Canadian Red Cross Ottawa branch is constantly a flurry of activity. Tuesd...

Did you know?

Across Ontario and the rest of Canada, groups of volunteer knitters have been coming together for decades to volunteer their services to the Canadian Red Cross. Today’s knitting circles are making mittens and other garments for communities in need...

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