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How can emergency responders use 2,000 nerds?

Recognizing that technology and social media are changing the way in which we respond to disasters, the Red Cross invited CrisisCommons to speak to a gathering of emergency preparedness experts from across Ontario during the Emergency Management Conf...

“Pedaling with Purpose” – The Ride for Red comes to an end

They did it! Congrats to The Ride for Red team who completed their 4,000 km journey in Santa Monica, CA on Friday. The team, consisting of Miss Canada 2009 and three Olympic bobsledders, had been cycling 40 days in Canada and the US to raise ...

The Red Cross Round-up

*The Red Cross Round-up is written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross * The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. HAITI: Over the weekend Hu...

Mom and daughter join together for Red Cross

Literally! Red Cross Timmins branch volunteer, Carole McIntyre and her daughter Sydney recently created a new definition of “family bonding." The duo had themselves handcuffed together by a police officer in the centre of Timmins Square shopping c...

The conference of "what ifs"

*Follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #CRCEmergConf Today I'm at the White Oaks Conference Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. No, unfortunately, I'm not enjoying a winery tour! Instead, I've joined more than 200 emergency management prof...

Images from Tomas

We have been watching closely all day, as hurricane Tomas has brushed the western coast of Haiti. Here are the first images we have received from the city of Leogane, where there have been floods.[slideshow]

Food Friday: Flu fighting foods

I definitely haven’t been feeling like my sunny self these past few days fighting belly aches, fever, chills and a sore throat. It’s flu season, and my body has picked up some bug somewhere. So, while I was "belly aching" about my recent bout wit...

Texting in Haiti

Red Cross experts in Haiti have been working around the clock to prepare for the tropical storm, Tomas, expected to hit the vulnerable country this week. In addition to getting emergency supplies ready so that they can be quickly distributed when ...

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