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Photo of the day: Alberta volunteer receives Red Cross' highest honour

Guest entry by Calli Forbes, Communications in Alberta Last week, volunteer Mary-Jane Dawson was awarded the Canadian Red Cross' highest honour, the Order of the Red Cross, for her outstanding humanitarian service, dedication, and achievement....

Photo of the Day: 24 years of service and still going strong

Guest entry by James Park, Assistant Communications Coordinator in BC Nobody can deny Alvina’s Berggren's dedication to serving the community and working to improve the lives of the vulnerable. Her 24 years of tirelessly volunteering for the Canad...

Special recognition of a local hero who helped save a baby's life

I had the privilege recently of meeting an everyday hero, Constable Peter Morris, during a special banquet to recognize those in our community who advocate and promote first aid and water safety programs. Const. Morris, of Toronto Police, was rec...

From cyber-bullying victim to young humanitarian of the year!

It’s not every full-time university student who devotes as much time as Alisha Virmani does going to bat for victims of bullying.  She was in Halifax recently at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Susan Fitzgerald from Halton Region

Susan Fitzgerald has given countless hours of her time to the Canadian Red Cross, and in recognition of her contributions, she was recently recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Susan was also a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubile...

Photo of the Day: 77-year-old receives the Order of the Red Cross

At a time when many people are slowing down and enjoying their retirement 77-year-old Joan Thomson just can’t do enough. 18 years ago Joan started volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross after she took a First Aid Instructor’s course. Since t...

High Fives! Social Ambassadors receive awards

Congrats to two of our Social Ambassadors Joallore Alon(@clickflickca) and Amber MacArthur (@ambermac) who both received Injury Prevention Awards at a special Red Cross awards ceremony!Joallore was recognized for his support in helping the Red Cross ...

Canadian Red Cross honours World Red Cross Day

Happy World Red Cross Day! May 8 was chosen as World Red Cross Day to honour the birthday of Henry Dunant, the Swiss founder of the Red Cross.  Today the Canadian Red Cross honours World Red Cross Day by celebrating 150 years of humanitarian a...

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