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Making music in Mozambique: Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the year

After high school, many graduates head off to college or take a gap year to travel. Jack Bennet, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, dared to do something different. What he accomplished earned him a Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the year award.

Food Friday: This one takes the cake!

Over the years, we have shared a lot of recipes and photos of Red Cross inspired food, but this one takes the cake!

Disaster-ready in British Columbia

We all know that it takes skilled medical professionals to respond to health emergencies around the world. But behind the scenes at our field hospital training exercise in Victoria, BC, we saw first-hand how many people it takes to prepare them for deployment. 

Sharing knowledge in disaster preparedness in the Philippines

Sebastien Jouffroy is a humanitarian worker for the Canadian Red Cross. He was deployed to the Philippines for one year and will send updates on his experiences throughout the mission. This is Sebastien’s most recent blog post from the Philippines

Round-up: Red Cross supports communities in Haiti and Singapore

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

After a frightening moment, her life was saved

This is the touching story of Marc R. Côté, a Red Cross first aid instructor, who saved the life of a colleague who was choking. Would you have known what to do?

Musician Tom Jackson partners with Red Cross to inspire change

Aimed at inspiring Canadians into action, musician and lifelong philanthropist Tom Jackson is releasing his new single “I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying”, which focuses on global wellness and the belief that, together, we can put an end to war.

Light Up Purple on World Mental Health Day

On October 10, 2012, Amanda Todd committed suicide. Unbeknownst to her, it was World Mental Health Day—since 1992 this day has been highlighted to bring awareness of and hope for mental health issues. Yet few Canadians know of this day and the millions who struggle with mental health issues.

The story of Muggins, the Red Cross fundraising dog

During wartime, the Canadian Red Cross provided comfort, support and supplies to soldiers overseas, as well as to the many people left at home. One of the most beloved wartime stories involves a very special Red Cross volunteer, recruited to help at the Victoria, B.C. office. His name was Muggins. He stood about 12 inches high, and was, by all accounts, quite adorable.

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in Turkey and Sierra Leone

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

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