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Going bald for Pakistan!

Check out this fun video of Cal Martin, Heritage Presentation Specialist with Parks Canada in Cornwall, shaving his head to raise funds for Pakistan. "When I started my head shaving campaign for the Red Cross, I hoped for $500 in donations, bu...

First aid instructor profile – Deb Demaine teaches first aid in Niagara and Halton Regions

  Three years ago, Deb Demaine was in the midst of a career change. She started teaching first aid as a part-time job, not knowing it would change her life.  Nowadays, Deb can be found teaching first aid full-time in Niagara and Halton regi...

First Aid instructor profile: Athena Papoutsis teaches life-saving skills in Toronto

Shortly following one of the first First Aid classes she ever taught, Athena Papoutsis received a message in her Facebook inbox from someone she didn't know. She was surprised to find out the message was from one of her students. He wanted her...

Would you know what to do?

If you were coming down the escalator/stairs at a busy shopping mall and noticed someone at the bottom of it, sprawled out on the ground and not moving, would you know what to do? The Red Cross put Canadians to the test a few years back with an aw...

World First Aid Day

Red Cross societies around the world are getting ready to mark World First Aid Day on Saturday Sept. 11, first introduced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000. It’s a great opportunity for us to bl...

Photo Tuesday: York Region youth leadership camp

Every Tuesday, we’re going to publish a photo to show Red Cross at work across the province. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know!This week’s photo is courtesy of our Region of York branch .The branch held a week-long leadership camp to encourag...

Print ad for Pakistan creates online buzz

The past few weeks, you may have seen this ad below in some newspapers including The National Post  and The Toronto Star. The ad, designed by Cossette Communication Group , is for our Pakistan appeal and has this call to action:  “Don’t let hope get ...

Why is hurricane Earl named “Earl”?

That’s a question that the Red Cross Talks team recently asked. So, we decided to do some research on the subject. We found a blog  by ABC7 Meteorologist Steve Rudin in Washington D.C that gave us the answer: “The naming practice began during ...

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