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National Water Safety Week, special note about children

This week is National Water Safety Week and you’re going to be hearing us talk lots about it on this blog.  We’re especially asking moms and dads to take a second to read our messages because studies show that infants and toddlers aged 1-4 years h...

The Red Cross wave

Check it out! We had photographer Johan Campbell take this shot of more than 100 Red Crossers at an AGM for senior volunteers this weekend in Toronto. Volunteers have come from across the province to brainstorm ideas, swap stories and plan for the fu...

Welcoming our new President of Red Cross, Council of Ontario

Congratulations to Diane Girard! As of Sunday, June 6, Diane will step into her new role as President of Red Cross Council of Ontario. For more than 40 years, Diane, of Windsor, has given dedicated and committed service to the Red Cross as chair o...

9,000 pounds of pennies for Haiti

During the annual general meeting of Red Cross senior volunteers, one of our volunteers shared a story about fundraising for Haiti. Turns out two schools in Sarnia did a penny drive during the emergency. The result? 9,000 pounds of pennies. Yes...

We want your photos!

June 5-12 is Water Safety Week and in addition to blogs about water safety tips and branch programs, we're putting a call out to all of you to send us photos of you, your family/friends, volunteers or other Red Crossers that show various aspects of w...

Red Cross starts Haiti transitional shelters

[slideshow]* By Alex Wynter in Leogane, Petit-Goâve and Jacmel, Haiti. Photos by José Manuel Jiménez For the first time since the 12 January earthquake that devastated southern Haiti and left at least a million and a half homeless, the Red Cross i...

The large Red Cross double decker bus

*This fun blog is courtesy of our Sister Society in Oregon This blog occasionally talks about how the Red Cross as a lifestyle isn't only about the life saving, yet also about style. When people think of the United Kingdom, one of the first styl...

Order of Red Cross to Kai Tao

[gallery] A Red Cross volunteer since 1991, Kai Tao recently received the Order of the Red Cross. Kai was recognized for his efforts in establishing a relationship between the Chinese Canadian community and The Canadian Red Cross Society for the C...

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