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School playground opens on third anniversary of Alberta floods

Three years after flooding destroyed thousands of properties across southern Alberta, a colourful new playground stands outside a brightly restored school in High River.
Where twisted metal, broken branches, thick mud and debris covered the area in 2013, children now swing happily between new play structures at Holy Spirit Academy. Funded by the Canadian Red Cross community grants program and other sponsors, the playground offers a lot of unique features, not only for students but the entire community.

International Humanitarian Law – protecting children

In times of war, all civilians are protected under International Humanitarian Law. But children are especially vulnerable, so there are special provisions for them. 

International Humanitarian Law – protecting civilians

Recent humanitarian emergencies around the world have some people asking if there are any limits to war. Well, there are – and those limits are governed by International Humanitarian Law.

Resolutions for a great 2016

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2016. Many of us are starting off the year by making some resolutions to make 2016 great. Looking for ideas? 

Canadian Red Cross Region of York Branch celebrates 115th anniversary

On December 31, 2015 the Canadian Red Cross Region of York Branch will celebrate its 115th anniversary!  In the past 115 years, this branch has actively supported the Red Cross mission in the community and around the world. Ontario Provincial Disaster Coordination Team HR volunteer Beverly Verwey took a moment to tell us a little about her Branch’s history. 

In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from 2015, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more.

Looking for a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

The holidays can get pretty busy, so it’s not surprising that many of us are left doing a little last minute gift shopping. Here are some suggestions for gifts to share this season.

How Red Cross is helping Syrian refugees arriving in Canada

Here's an overview of the services the Canadian Red Cross will provide to Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in the coming weeks and months.  

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