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Today I met my hero: Alison blogs from Haiti

* Alison Frehlich, Public Affairs Advisor, Canadian Red Cross, is blogging from Haiti Have you ever met someone who is so inspiring it almost makes you want to cry? Today I experienced just this because today I met my new hero, who I believe is a ...

My first aid class – learning ABCs is as easy as 123

I arrived at my first aid class this week armed with a pen, a notebook, and a thirst for some first aid knowledge. I will admit it had been awhile since I had brushed up on my first aid skills. I got my certification years back, and meant to recertif...

Seeing Haiti first-hand

* Alison Frehlich, Public Affairs Advisor, Canadian Red Cross, is blogging from Haiti Since January 12th I sometimes feel a bit like I live and breathe all things Haiti. It has been the largest part of my workload since then and it occupies much o...

2010 hurricane season is a “storm”y one

  Hurricane season is in full swing in the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier this year, meteorologists predicted it would be one of the busiest seasons in recent years and it appears to be the case.    A few weeks ago, Hurricane Earl, which at its pe...

Claudia from Haiti: Photo Tuesday

Every Tuesday, we’re going to publish a photo to show Red Cross at work across the province or around the world. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know! For this week's Photo Tuesday, I couldn’t resist sharing with you this adorable shot of Cla...

Going bald for Pakistan!

Check out this fun video of Cal Martin, Heritage Presentation Specialist with Parks Canada in Cornwall, shaving his head to raise funds for Pakistan. "When I started my head shaving campaign for the Red Cross, I hoped for $500 in donations, bu...

First aid instructor profile – Deb Demaine teaches first aid in Niagara and Halton Regions

  Three years ago, Deb Demaine was in the midst of a career change. She started teaching first aid as a part-time job, not knowing it would change her life.  Nowadays, Deb can be found teaching first aid full-time in Niagara and Halton regi...

First Aid instructor profile: Athena Papoutsis teaches life-saving skills in Toronto

Shortly following one of the first First Aid classes she ever taught, Athena Papoutsis received a message in her Facebook inbox from someone she didn't know. She was surprised to find out the message was from one of her students. He wanted her...

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