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Turning to social media in times of emergency

A few days ago, I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment while taking out the garbage (just a tad bit embarrassing). I had no keys, phone, or coat with me. My roommate Sara wasn’t home and I didn’t know her cell phone number by heart. I could...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross *  The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. PHILIPPINES: The Philippine Red Cross has delivere...

All eyes on Yasi

In Canada, as we’ve been bracing ourselves for winter weather, we’ve been watching news about our Sister Society across the globe in Australia as they prepare for Cyclone Yasi. Officials have predicted it will be one of the worst cyclones to hit nort...

You know what lots of snow means: Snow people!

Parts of southwestern Ontario are preparing to be hit by a winter storm, possibly bringing 20-30 cm of snow. And while that amount of snow will make it difficult to get around, there is no better way to spend a snow day than building a snowperson in ...

Memories of Haiti

*Guest blog by Bonnie Kearns, Canadian Red Cross delegate and volunteer from Sarnia OntarioI’m home, it’s snowing and I’m sitting by a fire very relaxed. But as I sit here my mind wanders to Haiti. I had bought a new pair of rubber boots from Cana...

An inside look at Inside Disaster

Our very own Red Crosser, Jean-Pierre Taschereau (most of us know him as JP) is one of the aid workers featured in a documentary that is scheduled to premiere in Ontario on TVO tonight. The documentary, Inside Disaster Haiti, follows the work ...

Shelters for "Deaf Camp" in Haiti: blog from the field

* Guest blog by Louise Taylor, Delegate for the Canadian Red Cross in Haiti A week before the anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the Red Cross fulfilled its promise to provide shelter those left homeless on January 12th to some v...

In one moment – you made a difference

When the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 of last year – the lives of millions of people in Haiti were forever changed. The news of the devastating quake spread quickly across Canada and in only a few hours Canadians generously opened the...

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