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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 ...

Volunteer Profile: Lindsay volunteer thanked for his service to the community

It‘s a memory that Red Cross disaster management volunteer George Whebell will never forget. Earlier this year, he was in the small community of Midland, after a tornado ripped through the town only a few days before. He was doing recovery nee...

Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up

*The Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-up is courtesy of our friend, Robin Parker from Red Cross in OregonWelcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links f...

Red Cross drivers take on the globe’s circumference – 80 times!

Did you know that Red Cross volunteer drivers drove 80 times around the circumference of the earth last year alone? That’s 241,000 rides to important medical appointments and 297, 300 meals delivered for seniors and those with disabilities. An ...

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