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Caring for yourself and loved ones after tragic events

When events like the recent shooting in Toronto unfold, it can leave us feeling helpless, confused, angry, or afraid. Here are some tips for taking care of yourself and your loved ones during difficult times. 

What does it take to be ready for a tornado?

In Canada, tornadoes can happen in southern Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, the interior of British Columbia and western New Brunswick.
So, what should you do to be ready for a tornado?

Bullying goes beyond the schoolyard

The school year has ended, but for students who are victims of bullying, often the problem doesn’t stop when they step away from the classroom. More than one in three Canadians say they have witnessed an act of cyberbullying, whether it was against someone they know or someone they don’t know.

Responding to population movement in Uganda

Canadian Red Cross aid worker Erwan Cheneval spent one month in Uganda in March, 2018, supporting the refugee response to the influx of Congolese refugees.

Volunteers make HELP possible

Whether ensuring people are getting the equipment they need, or washing and maintaining returned equipment, the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) relies on its volunteers.

How people are learning about stress management one year after B.C. wildfires

​While the fire was over, the stress remained in 100 Mile House, a small community in the B.C. interior that evacuated for 16 days during the 2017 wildfires.

​Closing the circle - an update on Ebola from on the ground in DRC

Twenty-four years after my very first mission with the Red Cross, I am grateful to be back in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The context this time is totally different from the one that had brought me to this country for my debut in the humanitarian world. Then it was a man-made catastrophe, the genocide in Rwanda. Now, it is nature’s work. Ebola, the deadly virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa, is back for the ninth time in the DRC.

Inga’s heroes: Red Cross trainer saved by her students

When Inga Sloan arrived at Canadian Forces Base Borden to teach a Canadian Red Cross CPR/AED first aid course, she had no idea she would be teaching the people who would save her life.

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