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Showing your respect: #RedCrossRespect photo challenge winners

Thank you to all who submitted their selfies in the #RedCrossRespect photo challenge! Youth were asked to submit photos that represented healthy relationships to them and here are our winners from the contest – congratulations Andi, Elizabeth, Emilie and Heather!

Share your selfies in the Red Cross Photo Challenge for Youth

Calling all youth to snap selfies and share on social media for a chance to win an iTunes gift card!
Post a photo of what healthy relationship means to you to participate in the #RedCrossRespect challenge.

Twitter chat: Promoting healthy and respectful youth relationships

On October 21 at 7 p.m. EST, join in our Twitter chat on relationships, respect and abuse prevention.  
Use the hashtag #RedCrossRespect to join the conversation and help build momentum for a healthy and positive community.

Back to school: Strategies to stop bullying

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (cue the iconic back to school shopping commercial). This catchy jingle is not the best reflection of the majority of children and teens who are returning to class. For some, it’s the end of summer vacation that stings the most, but for others it is the fear of returning to a place where they are bullied.

University students confront realities of war

Defining a child soldier, determining appropriate treatment for prisoners of war, and negotiating peaceful resolutions were among the tasks completed recently by university students participating in a Red Cross club workshop at the University of Calgary.  

The interactive Paxium workshop focused on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and increased awareness of the difficult decisions political, military, and civilian personnel have to make during conflicts.

Celebrating Day of Pink in Saskatchewan

While it takes a year-round, whole-community approach to stop bullying, on April 1, communities across Saskatchewan wore pink to help raise awareness on issues around bullying. 

We share some highlights from Red Cross Day of Pink events and activities held throughout the province, in schools and workplaces. 

Highlights from bullying prevention Twitter chat

On February 25th, parents, educators and some of our partners who work in the field of bullying prevention education and awareness joined us for a Twitter chat as we marked Pink Shirt Day. Here are hightlights from the Twitter conversation, compiled through Storify. Thanks to all the participants, including Red Cross social ambassador and author of book on parenting and mental health, Ann Douglas. 

Alberta student makes giving a part of life

It has always been in Tory Dalrymple's nature to give back. On her eighth birthday, she asked her guests to donate to charity instead of bringing a gift. Since then, the 13-year-old from High River, Alberta, has made giving a part of her life. After learning about the Ebola crisis in school, she set her sights on making a donation to the Red Cross. 

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