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Calling all kids under 12 – Become part of Canada’s Swim Team

As families prepare for what most people may refer to as the “last weekend of summer”, the Red Cross reminds Canadians that swim season isn’t over yet.

International Youth Day

August 12, 2014 is International Youth Day. See how youth within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement are making a difference around the world.

A small school with a whole lot of heart in Saskatchewan

For the past 38 years, four to five times a year, the Canadian Red Cross office in Saskatoon has been receiving letters from the Dinsmore Red Cross Youth. They are always in a child’s handwriting telling us what they’ve done to help others and include a donation from one of their recent fundraisers. The letters always have great personality and the kids are eager to share what they are doing.

A woman who rocks: Promoting healthy youth relationships

“Knowledge is power! When we know better, we do better,” exclaimed Rebecca Balanko. It is with this mindset that Balanko has delivered the Healthy Youth Relationships workshop, part of the Canadian Red Cross Violence and Abuse Prevention program, to more than 1,000 youth in Alberta. 

Tech savvy toddler saves mom's life

Their hands are small, but don’t let their size fool you. Kids save lives too, in some cases with the help of technology we use every day. 

Bentley Toone may be just barely out of diapers, but this two-year-olds swift action helped save his mother’s life. 

Children combine art and disasters with excellent results

A group of students from St. Andrew elementary school in Regina, Saskatchewan recently combined art and disasters, turning a school project into a successful fundraiser. The children investigated natural disasters throughout history, created a piece of art about their chosen disaster and creatively displayed the facts they discovered. The fundraising event brought in nearly $1,000 for the Canadian Red Cross!

Photo of the Day: How Hanna helped support Typhoon Haiyan

She’s only 8 years old, but she wanted to help out any way that she could. Meet Hanna, a grade 3 student from Saskatchewan. Hanna learned about Typhoon Haiyan during her Social Studies class. After hearing about the devastation in the Philippines, she thought about how she could raise money to help those who were affected.

Photo of the Day: Pint-sized supporters make a super-sized contribution

Whether disaster strikes at home or abroad, Canadians of all stripes (and sizes) are quick to help. When floods hit Calgary in June this year, the kids at Children’s Choice, a non-profit child care society, were no different. After experiencing t...

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