Ontario News and Stories

Ontario News and Stories

National Volunteer Week Profile: Nico Lacetera

Only a few short years after arriving to Canada from Italy, Nicolas Lacetera was looking for an opportunity to give back to his community. In September 2014, he joined the network of Red Cross volunteers - becoming  a valued addition to the Street Relief Team with the St. James Community Monday Breakfast Program, in downtown Toronto. Not only is he a welcome addition, but he has become someone whom the program relies and depends on for continued support.  

Ontario students use Red Cross training to prevent bullying and abuse

Ontario school takes training from the Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt program to start a school group focused on bullying prevention practices. The goal is to create safe environments free of violence – including abuse, bullying, and exploitation – through prevention, education and response. 

Our Community Health Role in a Changing World

Caring for the health of Canadians has always been an important focus for the Canadian Red Cross. As our society has changed through the decades, one of the greatest strengths of the Red Cross has been its ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the communities it serves

Canadian Red Cross mobilising additional resources as entire community of Kashechewan evacuates

The Canadian Red Cross is mobilising additional resources to support evacuations from Kashechewan as the entire community will now be evacuated.  Red Cross volunteers have been working with provincial and municipal officials since Saturday to support an initial 685 evacuees who were flown to Thunder Bay and Greenstone

National Volunteer Week profile: Jake Reynolds

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

Red Cross celebrates 50 years of Meals on Wheels

The Red Cross branch in Brantford Ontario was the first place to offer Meals on Wheels in Canada. The program was established in 1963 when Elsie Matthews brought the idea back after travelling in England and it all began with a station wagon and 12 clients.

Breaking bread with friends thanks to the Red Cross

A couple of years ago, Ray and Pat Johnson began attending the Congregate Dining program offered by the Red Cross in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Rescued from a flood

In Ontario, Canadian Red Cross disaster teams have been working hard to help those communities affected by severe flooding – including 70-year-old Angelo, his wife and their neighbours in Black River

Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major fire caused by a train explosion.

Swimming lessons are for life

An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.