Bogus Red Cross e-mail scam
An E-mail currently circulating in Canada with the subject line "Join the Federation Now" claims to be from someone associated with the Norwegian Red Cross. Some versions have an MS Word document attached. It is a typical Internet fraud. The message is bogus. Ignore and delete it, and be aware of significant virus and other malware risks from opening attachments to any questionable E-mail. There are numerous web sites offering tips on how to recognize and avoid being victimized by such frauds. An example is the RCMP website, www.phonebusters.com
It’s not too late - You can still enter to win terrific prizes in our national lifejacket day contest!
On May 20th, National Lifejacket Day, we are asking Canadians to join us in wearing their lifejackets for the duration of the day to raise awareness and encourage lifejacket use. Whether you are going to the bank, out for lunch, teaching a first aid course or picking up your child from school – wear your lifejacket and help make every boating outing this summer a return trip.
Training Partners who participate in this fun initiative are eligible to win one of three fun prize packs! Prize packs include Red Cross Swim towels, water bottles, lanyards with a whistle and breather key chains.
Prizes will be awarded for most creative picture, most participation and the most public engagement. Submit your pictures by May 31st to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the contest. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your local Program Representative.
To assist you in spreading this message the Red Cross has developed stickers and messaging sheets. The stickers simply say – ask me why I am wearing my lifejacket. Stickers and lifejacket handouts are available from the Contact Center at no cost. Training Partners can order a total of 25 stickers.
Respect Inc group has offerings to meet your business needs
Would you like to provide your employees with knowledge about discrimination, workplace bullying, harassment and what to do if it takes place? What about a proactive Risk Management Program for your front-line workers to help them identify and deal with abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and bullying and harassment? Through the Red Cross partnership with Respect Group Inc. you can do just that!
Respect Group Inc. is the parent organization for the online education programs Respect in Sport for Coaches and Activity Leaders, Respect in Sport for Parents, Respect in the Workplace, and Respect in School. The Respect in the Workplace program offers you and your employees the tools to ensure a safe and respectful workplace environment. Through the Respect in Sport program for activity leaders your personnel will receive the training to recognize and respond to issues of bullying, harassment, abuse and neglect while learning how to create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for children and youth who attend your programming. To learn more about these fantastic programs click on the following links: http://www.respectintheworkplace.com, http://www.respectinsport.com
The Canadian Red Cross RespectED program supports the development of the Respect Group Inc. programs through allowing the use of Red Cross content as well as content review as the programs are developed.
For more information on the Respect Group and their compliment of programming visit: