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A Haiti story that silenced a room

When Jean-Pierre told this story at a luncheon for donors yesterday, the audience was so captivated that you could hear a pin drop. It was five days into the Red Cross operations in Haiti and a woman came running into the Red Cross base camp holdi...

Red Cross in Haiti

We're super lucky to have Red Cross delegate Jean-Pierre Taschereau visiting Ontario this week to provide updates to staff, volunteers, donors and media on the work Red Cross is doing in Haiti. Immediately following the Haiti earthquake, Jean-...

A special message for a safe summer

Posting a news release on our blog is not something we would normally do, but we are especially concerned about the number of drownings that have happened in Ontario over the past few weeks. We wanted to take every opportunity possible to share remin...

Cool tunes to help you get through the heat

“It sure is hot outside!” With temperatures in the mid-30s, I am sure that is a phrase everyone has said at least once these past few days. In the spirit of this latest heat wave, the RedCrossTalks team has come up with a list of some of our fa...

Canada Day festivities from the first aid tent

[slideshow] If you were celebrating Canada Day on Parliament Hill last Thursday, you probably noticed Red Cross volunteers around. They are members of the First Aid Service Team (FAST) who were working alongside the Ottawa Emergency Services and RCM...

Tips for a safe summer

There’s been some sad news in Scarborough this week about two teen-aged boys who were swimming in a condo pool. One of the boys died, while media reports the other is in hospital. These are not the first drownings (or near-drownings) of the season...

Celebrate Canada Day the Red Cross way

It’s our national holiday. Time to celebrate! Whether you are going to the beach, the cottage, a camp site, or staying close to home, here are some items us Red Crossers like to have on hand to keep us safe while having fun (plus they are our favo...

RespectED in profile

*Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind Last week an excited and committed group gathered in an Aurora, Ontario hotel room for four days to get to know each other, eat some Thai food, share some laughs and receive some important trai...

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