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Red Cross responding as B.C. wildfires force thousands from their homes

Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. 

Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support.

Agreement establishes CCM as Red Cross Training Partner

Chinese Christian Mission (CCM) Canada and Canadian Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding today that will bring Red Cross first aid training to more people. 

Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in B.C.

The Red Cross and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are celebrating a record number of First Nation
individuals across B.C.

Wildfires in BC

Because of your quick and generous support to the BC Wildfires 2015 fund, the Red Cross was able to help British Columbians who were impacted by this summer’s wildfires.

Red Cross supports communities impacted by wildfires in BC

As much of British Columbia continues to experience one of the hottest and driest summers in history, the Canadian Red Cross is scaling up its efforts to help people affected by fast-spreading wildfires.   

National Volunteer Week Profile: Andrew MacPherson

Between shifts as a trauma and emergency physician  in Victoria, B.C. hospitals, helping injured skiers at Whistler-Blackcomb, and representing the Canadian Red Cross at medical conferences around the world, Andrew MacPherson has helped firmly establish the Canadian Red Cross as the number one provider of first aid and CPR training in Canada.

BC, Red Cross prepare for disasters with field hospital

VICTORIA – The B.C. government, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross have brought the Canadian Red Cross Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) training to British Columbia for the first time as they work together to strengthen preparation and response to a catastrophic disaster such as an earthquake.

 

 

National Volunteer Week Profile: Loretto Goddue

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.   
 

Red Cross volunteer to 'Walk the Talk' to prevent bullying

Andy Callicum is a Red Cross volunteer from British Columbia who recently participated in a three-day walk, referred to as "Walk the Talk," to help draw attention to the importance of bullying prevention programs in reducing the occurrence of violence and abuse.