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Watch the Emergency Social Data Summit online

There is no question that popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way people communicate. It’s even changing the way that people call for help or share news. Consider this: when a small earthquake was felt in some p...

Pakistan live chat today

The Canadian Red Cross is inviting staff, volunteers, donors and the general public to join a live chat for more information on Red Cross flood relief efforts in Pakistan today. Canadian Red Cross Program Manager for Pakistan Faisal Mahboob, and Emer...

Rescuer Award for the mules of Pakistan

At the Red Cross, we have Rescuer Awards that are given to those who go above and beyond to rescue someone in an emergency. I’d like to give one of those awards to the mules of Pakistan! In Pakistan, there are entire communities that remain virtua...

Appeal to Canadians to help Pakistan

The Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those in Pakistan who have been affected by monsoon rains and flash flooding that has killed more than 1,500 and affected about 2.5 million people. As you know, the Red Cross has volunteers...

The Haiti web chat and Inside Disaster

Did you miss the Haiti web chat on Monday with our Director of Haiti Operations, Jean-Philippe Tizi? If so, you can still see the chat online. While we are on the topic of Haiti, I also wanted to share with you some clips from Inside Disaster, an ...

Red Cross in Haiti

We're super lucky to have Red Cross delegate Jean-Pierre Taschereau visiting Ontario this week to provide updates to staff, volunteers, donors and media on the work Red Cross is doing in Haiti. Immediately following the Haiti earthquake, Jean-...

Twister touches down

We heard a tornado might strike in Ontario yesterday, and unfortunately it did touch down in Midland. Midland Mayor Jim Downer declared a state of emergency almost immediately after the twister touched down, but the good news is that media reports...

Did you feel that?

Did you feel that? That seems to be the question of the day. An earthquake hit eastern Ontario and yes, we felt it! Our headquarters in Mississauga felt the tremors and our national office in Ottawa was evacuated. Thankfully, we work for the Re...

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