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Top ​10 heartwarming stories from 2017

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back on stories that inspired us this year. With our year in review, we wanted to highlight those moments of humanity we shared this year. Now as one inspiring collection, here are our top 10 stories from 2017.

The Red Cross assisted more than 150,000 Canadians in 2017 – thanks to our supporters

This past year was marked by an unprecedented number of disasters both at home and around the world. In Canada alone, we assisted more than 150,000 people who were affected by disasters such as ice stormsfloods and devastating wildfires.

Restoring Family Links in Lacolle, Quebec

Earlier this year, Canadian Red Cross teams assisted refugee claimants throughout Canada. Restoring Family Links (RFL) services were provided at the border in Saint-Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec 24 hours a day to connect people with their families, wherever they may be. 

Supporting the Red Cross at 300 km/h

For someone about to risk his life by stepping into a car and racing around an oval at 300 kilometres per hour, you’d think John Graham would have more on his mind than the logo on his racing suit. But when the Toronto businessman and professional driver agreed to take the wheel for two NASCAR races this fall, he only had one demand: that his driver's suit be emblazoned with the Canadian Red Cross logo

10 things your child needs to know for Halloween

While little monsters are gearing up for their big night out in costume, here are 10 safety tips to ensure they get home hassle-free after trick-or-treating. There's certainly nothing to fear from vampires and witches, but the risk of your child getting burned, injured or lost is real.

Red Cross update: Alberta fires, one year on

Nearly one year later, how your donations have helped people recover and rebuild following the devastating wildfires in Alberta. 

Red Cross basics: The principle of independence

The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is governed by seven fundamental principles. Today we're taking a closer look at the principle of independence, and why it is important to our work in Canada and around the world. 

​8 Canadian women who are making a difference in the world

For International Women’s Day today, we want to highlight stories of women who have gone above and beyond to provide care and assistance. Throughout history, women have played an important role in the Red Cross movement here in Canada and abroad.  Today, we’re celebrating Canadian women who are making a difference in the world with the humanitarian work they do whether it’s responding to disasters, providing lifesaving assistance in challenging situations or helping improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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