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Photo of the Day: Red Cross test sea cans at Trillium Resolve

During the Trillium Resolve Disaster Exercise that is currently taking place this week, the Ontario Zone Disaster Management team has had the opportunity to pilot a new concept for the rapid deployment of relief supplies to disaster areas. Using ...

Trillium Resolve Disaster Training Exercise

This week in Ontario, the Canadian Red Cross is participating in an emergency training exercise called the Trillium Resolve. The Trillium Resolve is a disaster response exercise that simulates severe weather events to test the province’s ability ...

Photo of the Day: 1 in 3 Canadians with kids at home say they have never taken a first aid course

We thought this picture was too cute not to share and it also reminds those of you who are parents how important it is to be first aid trained. As previously mentioned, last week on September 8, the Canadian Red Cross encouraged all Canadians to ensu...

Take it from a Savvy Mom: Why every parent should have first aid training

I first read this story in a newsletter from Savvy Mom. At the Red Cross, we think it's great to share first aid stories because they inspire others to get trained. Just recently, the Canadian Red Cross conducted research that showed nearly 40% of Ca...

Celebrate World First Aid Day by updating your first aid training

September 8 is World First Aid Day and the Canadian Red Cross is calling on all Canadians to ensure they have the skills needed to save lives when an emergency happens. This call to action is especially important in light of recent polling that s...

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross training on the beach in Sherkston, Ontario

Last week, Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Deb Demaine and Canadian Red Cross Summer Student Katie Holahan led a combined CPR/AED and Emergency Preparedness course for participants at Sherkston Shores in Sherkston, Ontario. The Sherkston co...

Thunder Bay flooding: Experience and expertise on the ground

We're over a week into the response to significant flooding in Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Red Cross has significantly ramped up its operations to assess the needs of affected residents, provide emergency relief and plan for longer term recovery. Wh...

ERU Training: Admin team grows by one

Guest entry by Gwen Eamer, National Office Media Advisor Red Crossers from across the country have gathered outside Toronto this week to train as Emergency Response Unit (ERU) delegates. Trainees have been put through a variety of high-stress simu...

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