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Meeting some of the Red Cross faces in Northern Ontario

On May 1, the Canadian Red Cross Northern Ontario AGM took place in Sudbury. An area of 802,378.67 km2 , with many communities in very remote areas, this area has a set of challenges very different from the rest of the province. The Red Cross has ...

Stay tuned for Emergency Preparedness Week

Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. If a hazardous material leak required your family to evacuate or a severe winter storm confined your family at home, would you know what to do? An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster cou...

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes...with snack foods! (Part 1)

We loved this blog from our friends at RedCrossPDX in Oregon, we decided to post it. There are some easy ways to demonstrate how volcanoes and earthquakes work! Last year I was fortunate to work with Oregon State's Robert Lillie, a Professor of Ge...

Celebrating World Malaria Day: Special guest blog

Guest blog by Namugenyi Kiwanuka.
A few years ago, I contracted malaria in Sierra Leone. I came face to face with the realities of what it’s like to seek treatment for this deadly and common illness. Even though I had access to the bes...

Pull a net over your avatar

If you haven't already seen it, check out this cool app that allows you to put a net over your Facebook avatar to show your support for World Malaria Day. http://apps.facebook.com/malariabites/Malaria bites.

Red Cross youth making a difference

Guest blog by Arnav Agarwal, Canadian Red Cross youth volunteer Naomi Distelkamp, a Canadian Red Cross youth volunteer from Niagara Region, has a clear message for all youth: “When you put your mind to something, the possibilities really are end...

Not even a snowstorm will keep this volunteer grounded

For Anne Huitema, of Barrie, volunteering for the Canadian Red Cross is more than interest – it’s a full-time promise to her community. She has been volunteering with the Red Cross for 30 years, delivering food and supplies with Meals on Wheels. A...

Sudbury volunteer’s clocked 36,000km

If you live in Sudbury, then chances are you’ve seen Red Cross volunteer Alfred Lafantaisie driving around the community in a van decked out in the Red Cross logo. He’s clocked 36,000 kilometres, taking seniors to medical appointments. He’s gotten...

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