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Water world: making swimming safe for everyone

Canadian Red Cross volunteer Leslie White has spent most of her life ensuring the safety of those around water. Now as a City of St. John’s Facilities Supervisor with the Department of Community Services in Newfoundland, her team oversees four aquatic centres, recreation facilities and more than 100 staff, while she volunteers with the Red Cross in multiple capacities.

Why I insist my son learn how to swim

Becoming a mom has led me to reflect on my own childhood, my relationship with water and my experiences learning to swim. Now I’m seeing my own 3-year-old son fearlessly jumping in the water, learning to swim and loving the beach as much as I did.

Can you pass this water safety quiz?

With summer's hot weather driving Canadians in droves to water activities, take a moment to ensure you have the proper knowledge for safe water play with this quiz.

Receiving the Order of the Red Cross as an outstanding volunteer

David Fraser has been a disaster management and communications volunteer for more than 10 years, providing comfort in times of emergency for many Canadians. Recently, he received the highest honour as a volunteer, the Order of the Red Cross, for his dedication in going above and beyond to help others.

Bullying goes beyond the schoolyard

The school year has ended, but for students who are victims of bullying, often the problem doesn’t stop when they step away from the classroom. More than one in three Canadians say they have witnessed an act of cyberbullying, whether it was against someone they know or someone they don’t know.

Volunteers make HELP possible

Whether ensuring people are getting the equipment they need, or washing and maintaining returned equipment, the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) relies on its volunteers.

World Refugee Day: a personal story

Red Cross Societies around the world have been working with refugees displaced by violence and hardship. One Canadian Red Cross employee has a personal perspective on refugees – as he was once a refugee himself.

One high school student's mission to reduce bullying

When Ryan Si was in Grade 10, he felt inspired to make a difference in his school community and help improve the lives of his peers. Now he is teaching workshops to his fellow students to help reduce bullying. 

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