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October is Community Support Month

It’s Community Support Month in Ontario - an awareness initiative by the Ontario Community Support Association, about all the different programs and services to help people to live at home.  We thought it would be a great opportunity to share a glimp...

Red Cross drivers take on the globe’s circumference – 80 times!

Did you know that Red Cross volunteer drivers drove 80 times around the circumference of the earth last year alone? That’s 241,000 rides to important medical appointments and 297, 300 meals delivered for seniors and those with disabilities. An ...

A new partnership to blog about

 * Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind, Senior Manager, First Nations Projects. The Canadian Red Cross in Ontario is making great strides in the work we do with our First Nations communities. We wanted to share with you news abou...

Here fishy, fishy, fishy – PFDs and machismo!

* Guest blog by Canadian Red Crosser, Melanie Goodchild-Southwind I don’t know about you but I know a lot of macho guys!  I am a biker girl, ride a Harley and I work for the Red Cross.  I love the summer.  I like to ride hard and in between scoots...

Your water safety photos

[slideshow] We asked our Red Cross staff, volunteers and friends to send in photos showing themselves and their families in shots depicting water safety. Check out this great collection of shots! We're still collecting photos - you can send them t...

National Water Safety Week, special note about children

This week is National Water Safety Week and you’re going to be hearing us talk lots about it on this blog.  We’re especially asking moms and dads to take a second to read our messages because studies show that infants and toddlers aged 1-4 years h...

Refreshing drinks to keep you cool in the heat

With all the warm and sunny weather these past few days, we have been sharing  tips to help you and your family stay safe and cool. It is really important that when the temperatures soar that everyone drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ...

Keeping your pets cool

Some of you would have met my pup, Shelby, last week when I introduced her as a Red Cross lifejacket model. She’s barely two years old and this will be my second summer with her. That said, I’ve never had pets before and I didn’t know how badly the h...

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