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It’s getting hot in here!

With news today that  temperatures are going to continue to hover around the 30 degree mark at least for another day or two, we thought to share with you some tidbits on how our Red Cross sister societies are beating the heat. We understand it’s b...

Are you feeling the heat?

The past two days, with temps soaring to 32⁰ with the humidex, the City of Toronto has issued its first extreme heat alert of the summer. Other parts of the province are also experiencing the first heat wave of the year as well. While everyone is...

Making a fashion statement....with lifejackets!

[slideshow]Today is Red Cross National Lifejacket Day. Every year in the news, we hear of drowning deaths that could have been avoided if the person was wearing a life jacket. So what’s the deal? Why don’t people wear life jackets? I’m sure you...

Karma had nothing to do with it.

It's Red Cross National Lifejacket Day and we asked Women's Post Marie “Mings” Nicola (aka @karmacakedotca) to share with us her tales of sea squalls and lifejackets. Check out this guest blog: The time that I felt the most afraid was also the tim...

May long weekend + good weather = more boating!

The results are in! Red Cross National Lifejacket Day is coming on Thursday, just in time for the first long weekend of the summer season.  RedCrossTalk launched a poll on Twitter to find out whether you are putting on your life jacket. We’ll...

Red Cross volunteer featured in the Toronto Star

Good news today! Check out the Toronto Star  and you'll see a story about one of our own, Audrey Wilson. She's been a Red Cross volunteer for 54 years and on Thursday she will receive the Order of the Red Cross. It’s the highest honour given without ...

CD wants to bring hope to Haiti

Following the earthquake in Haiti, many groups of concerned individuals have started fundraising initiatives in support of Red Cross relief and recovery efforts. I want to introduce you to one of these projects: “Hope for Haiti CD”. The artist on ...

More Red Cross Recipes - introducing "Survivor Sushi"

I was hoping that my recent dinner party for Emergency Preparedness Week would spark some discussions. It did and then some! I have spoken to so many people about preparing for an emergency, eating during an emergency and just eating in general that ...

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