Tanya Elliott

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Forming a circle of friendship and hope

*Photographs by T. Andrew Morton [slideshow] Inspired is the best way to describe how I felt throughout this week’s launch of the Canadian Red Cross Tiffany Circle.  The Tiffany Circle is an international society of women leaders and philanthro...

The conference of "what ifs"

*Follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #CRCEmergConf Today I'm at the White Oaks Conference Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. No, unfortunately, I'm not enjoying a winery tour! Instead, I've joined more than 200 emergency management prof...

Tips for a safe summer

There’s been some sad news in Scarborough this week about two teen-aged boys who were swimming in a condo pool. One of the boys died, while media reports the other is in hospital. These are not the first drownings (or near-drownings) of the season...

Gift idea #4: Help your dad see in the dark

Keeping in line with disaster preparedness, we think this headlamp from Walmart would be a great gift idea for any dad. He can use it while he’s camping or digging around in his tool box. And if disaster strikes, he’ll be ready!

Gift idea #5: So your dad will be ready when the time comes

If you’ve got a dad like Disaster Dude John Saunders, then he will definitely like to receive a disaster preparedness kit. This kit features over 85 essential items that will help support you during the first 72 hours of an emergency. All item...

Gift idea #10: A Red Cross celebration

This idea comes from Red Crosser Nancy Twerdohlib in Niagara: Why not go all out and have a Red Cross celebration for your dad. She recommends having a BBQ, along with red and white napkins, balloons, even cupcakes - or maybe a Red Cross celebration ...

Welcoming our new President of Red Cross, Council of Ontario

Congratulations to Diane Girard! As of Sunday, June 6, Diane will step into her new role as President of Red Cross Council of Ontario. For more than 40 years, Diane, of Windsor, has given dedicated and committed service to the Red Cross as chair o...

We want your photos!

June 5-12 is Water Safety Week and in addition to blogs about water safety tips and branch programs, we're putting a call out to all of you to send us photos of you, your family/friends, volunteers or other Red Crossers that show various aspects of w...

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