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Pumpkin Picassos: Red Cross staff show off their artistic flare

Things got spooky at Ontario Red Cross headquarters this Friday, October 31, when staff held a Halloween potluck, including a pumpkin carving contest with designs ranging from traditional jack-o-lanterns to a portrait of Red Cross founder, Henri Dunant.

How to Survive Halloween, Red Cross Style

Halloween is upon us, ghouls and gals. Are you prepared for the spooktacular festivities? Let Red Cross guide you through the things that go bump in the night with five survival tips.

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in South Sudan and Syria

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

World Disasters Report looks at culture in disaster risk reduction

This year’s World Disasters Report, released by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), takes on a challenging theme of looking at how culture affects disaster risk reduction, and how disasters and risk influence culture.

Staying safe while responding to the Ebola outbreak

As the Red Cross continues to scale up its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Red Cross staff and volunteers who are responding to the global health emergency are taking every precaution to stay safe while they provide care to patients infected with Ebola.

The story of a cat, a fire and a community helped by Red Cross

The cat in question, Sylvester, a black cat who lived in Dauphin’s Towers Hotel, came back from a near-death experience after he rode the front of the hotel’s second storey down to the ground as it collapsed following a recent fire. The fire left several residents without a home, including the cat.

Celebrating 75 years of care in remote areas in British Columbia

Last month, the coastal town of Bamfield, B.C. celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of its outpost hospital, a Red Cross facility that was established on September 7, 1939, just at the beginning of the Second World War. The Red Cross had opened 90 of these remote facilities across Canada to meet the needs of remote and emerging communities.

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in Iraq and Cameroon

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

Youth create videos to help Alberta flood recovery

In an effort to help others recover after the floods, teenagers from schools in High River, Calgary, Canmore and Morley are creating short videos detailing their experiences with the disaster. The teenagers' videos are short but say a great deal about the Alberta floods of 2013. They use simple language but express powerful emotions. And this is precisely the point of the arts project funded by the Canadian Red Cross called Youth Creating Disaster Recovery (YCDR).

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.

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