The Canadian Red Cross has decades of experience working with Aboriginal communities, individuals and organizations across the country. You can join our commitment to improving quality of life in Aboriginal communities by contributing to the Aboriginal Outreach Fund. Your donation allows us to partner with Aboriginal communities and provide them with the training and resources needed to make safe choices, prevent injuries and respond to emergency situations.
The Aboriginal Outreach Fund
Natural disasters, such as severe flooding and forest fires, frequently occur in northern regions of the country where many Aboriginal people reside. The Canadian Red Cross has been – and will continue to be – actively helping in these regions in times of disasters.
In addition to empowering local volunteers with the tools needed to effectively respond to emergencies and disasters, your donation can go towards abuse prevention, safety courses and health workshops to help build stronger, healthier and safer communities.
Your donation to the Aboriginal Outreach Fund can:
Help provide drowning prevention courses in northern and remote communities
Provide food, shelter and healthcare to families forced from their homes due to floods or fires
Supply work clothes and school supplies to allow people to resume their daily lives after disasters
Deliver generators, heaters, insulated sleeping mats, blankets and winter clothing to vulnerable northern communities during the cold winter months
Help prevent violence and abuse and limit its negative effects
Provide continued training of local disaster response teams
Help us recruit Aboriginal coordinators, staff and volunteers
By donating to the Aboriginal Outreach Fund you not only help provide immediate assistance in the case of a disaster, you help entire communities become stronger, safer and healthier over the long term. Your contribution improves the lives of those in need today and for years to come.
Our organization is transparent, open and accountable in reporting how your donations are used to make a difference in the lives of those that need our help. The Canadian Red Cross Society received a grade of A+ in every category, including overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, and governance and transparency from Money Sense’s 2012 Canadian charity rating report. We were also among only two charities that appeared on both the biggest and top-rated charities lists. These accomplishments prove that you, our donors, can have confidence in the fact that your dollars are used to make the greatest possible impact in the lives of Canadians and those we help around the world.