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It all started in the back of a station wagon...

Fifty years ago today, the Canadian Red Cross established the first Meals on Wheels program in Canada. The program started in Brantford Ontario after resident Elsie Matthews approached the Red Cross with the idea to replicate a unique program ...

Remembering Canadian Red Cross Volunteers in WWII

This Remembrance Day we're remembering the Canadian Red Cross volunteers who helped with the Food Parcel Effort. Throughout World War II, over one million Canadian Red Cross volunteers helped with the food parcel effort by assembling, packaging and s...

Photo of the Day: Retro Swim Badges

We're taking a trip down memory lane and looking at some retro Red Cross swim badges. The badges signify the completion of a level of Red Cross swimming courses. The blue badge pictured on the top right is the newest example of the badges given t...

Celebrating contributions of women at the Canadian Red Cross

On International Women’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to share a few examples of the significant contribution of women at the Canadian Red Cross. Looking back throughout our history, women have always played an important role. During World Wa...

Collecting badges and learning to swim

We spotted this fellow blogger reminiscing about the Canadian Red Cross swim program online and thought we'd share his post. We're glad he kept his mementoes! Do you remember the badges you received while learning to swim? Clarke’s PoolFebruary 20, ...

Food Friday: The Red Cross Cookbook

*Every Friday is all about food on Red Cross Talks – everything from Red Cross inspired recipes to emergency food tips and solutionsWe recently found out about this cookbook from the Aurora, ON Historical Society. It was compiled by the ladies of the...

Photo of the Day: Red Cross youth of yesteryear

Today’s photo is from the archives at our Toronto Region office. These kids were members of their Canadian Junior Red Cross club at Pape Avenue Public School in Toronto. The date of this image is unknown (we’re guessing it’s about 60 years-old) but...

Stamp collecting with a Red Cross twist

Did you know that nearly every country in the world has produced Red Cross stamps at one time or another? It’s just one of the fascinating aspects of stamp collecting that’s allowed volunteer Cheryl Grantham to combine two passions: stamps and the Re...

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