Donate to the Canadian Red Cross Fund
Our mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
In Canada and throughout the world, the Canadian Red Cross has achieved an enviable status; it is the object of public trust both as an efficient vehicle for giving and as an effective and compassionate means to deliver aid to the most vulnerable. We are extremely proud of Canada’s contribution to the world’s largest humanitarian organization, both in terms o f donations and in the quality and importance of the work that those donations allow us to do here and abroad.
And giving makes it all possible. Without the generosity of Canadian citizens, communities and other supporters, the Canadian Red Cross would simply not be in the position to offer the services it does. To earn this position of trust, the Canadian Red Cross is committed to operating efficiently and transparently, accounting to all donors for the use of the funds they provide.
On a daily basis we take the support and compassion we receive from Canadian donors and turn it into action. In 2010-11 here are some ways we made a difference with donor support.
DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN CANADA
- over 20,106 people directly assisted
- over 2,098 house fires responded to
- 5,117 trained volunteers ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year
- 10,622 Canadians trained in disaster preparedness
HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS
- 236,228 articles loaned through HELP (Health Equipment Loan Program)
- 42,248 people served through Link to Health, Meals on Wheels, Transportation and other home assistance programs
- 24,055 people served by 3,762,824 client service hours through home support services
RESPECTED: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE PREVENTION
- 290,994 youth and adults attended workshops and sessions in Canada
- 128,347 attended programs offered in other countries
RESTORING FAMILY LINKS
- 1,000 active cases
- 31 dedicated volunteers across the country
- 13 field offices operating in 19 countries around the world
- 386 delegate missions abroad
- 54 international emergency relief and recovery
- appeals answered, including support for Sri Lanka and Bolivia floods and Chile and Sumatra earthquakes
- $23.9 million invested in development projects
- 909 metric tonnes of relief supplies managed
HUMANITARIAN ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
- 21,555 youth reached through 514 events
- 297 teachers trained to teach the "Exploring Humanitarian Law" curriculum