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National Volunteer Week: #ThankAVolunteer

This week (April 10-16) is National Volunteer Week, so we’re honouring our incredible volunteers by sharing a few of their stories as well as heartfelt gratitude. At the Canadian Red Cross, we have around 20,000 volunteers who give their time and skills in helping others.

Future Face of Humanity

Last week, a group of incredibly talented individuals gathered in Ottawa to attend a week-long Red Cross training session known as IMPACT, short for International Mobilization and Preparation for ACTion. This training includes team building exercises and mock scenarios, all which prepare aid workers to be deployed to the field.

Reviewing impact: two years after the Ebola outbreak

The end of this month marks the second anniversary of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. To honour all we have experienced in the past two years, we have pulled together a compilation of remarkable blogs from the Ebola outbreak.

Celebrating resilience, strength and vision for International Women's Day

On March 8th, for International Women’s Day, we wanted to share a couple stories of inspiring women who have made a difference in their Malian communities and, with the help of Red Cross programs, have helped save lives and improve livelihoods.

Refugee Arrival: A letter that warmed the hearts of Red Cross volunteers

Louise-Julie, a volunteer for nearly 25 years, once again stepped in to support the Red Cross during the Syrian Refugee Arrival response. Louise-Julie spent the holidays with the big Red Cross family. She is there at the Welcome Centre nearly every day, where thousands of refugees have been arriving since mid-December.

Red Cross Pink Day Youth Ambassador for 2016 shares her experiences with bullying

Chelsie is the Red Cross Pink Day Youth Ambassador for 2016 in Saskatchewan and is committed to sharing her story of bullying that she endured in high school. She sat down with our communications team for a question and answer session to discuss.

From refugee to Red Cross employee, in less than ten days

A few years ago, Mohamad left his home in Syria and settled in Egypt, as a refugee. On December 9, he landed in Montreal and became a permanent resident of Canada. He was welcomed by a group who sponsored him, one of the members being Danielle Leblanc, a past employee and international delegate with the Canadian Red Cross.

Getting Beyond the Hurt

“My experience with bullying no longer affects me,” says Emma McGaffney, who went through teasing, name calling and exclusion in elementary school that got even worse in middle school. Fortunately, Emma was introduced to the Canadian Red Cross’ Beyond the Hurt program by her grade 9 teacher, Joni Blaxland.

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