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Preventing injury and illness in the workplace: updates to Canadian First Aid Guidelines

Working with and around others on a regular basis is often mandatory in our workplace but there are safety precautions we can all take to help minimize the risk of injury or illness. Check out these updates to the Canadian First Aid Guidelines.

"Everything aligned" for a dramatic rescue in Squamish, BC

A woman is found frozen in remote Squamish, British Columbia. The story of her rescue seems almost impossible, combining luck with a dedicated team’s refusal to give up. 

In video: Talking about mental health and first aid

We took a moment to talk to some mental health advocates about the importance of integrating mental health into first aid. 

Mental health: New program using first aid to stop stigma and silence

When we see someone experiencing a medical emergency we know first aid can be a life-saving measure, but what if we saw someone experiencing a mental health emergency such as depression or suicidal behaviour?

Adventures in babysitting: learn life skills with the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

As a young teenager, I remember the thrill of finally being old enough to babysit younger children in the neighbourhood, but I also remember the fear. Not only did I have to keep young minds entertained for hours on end, I had to be able to properly care for these young kids, and it was solely my responsibility.

Know the signs of a cold-related emergency, and how to help

Spending time outside is a big part of many Canadians’ winters, but there is need for precautions to make sure everyone stays warm and avoids a cold-related emergency. What’s a cold-related emergency? When a person is exposed to cold temperatures it can cause their body temperature to decrease. 

Stay safe while vacationing with these sun safety tips

It is the time of year where we all dream of a warm escape from these cold climates. If you’re planning on making this a reality by vacationing south or going somewhere warmer from our Canadian winter, keep in mind these sun and water safety tips.

Emergencies on the ice

 Even when precautions are taken, emergencies can happen. Here’s what to do if you or someone else goes through ice. 

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