Quebec News and Stories

Quebec News and Stories

Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.

A community health project

In collaboration with the Le Granit healthcare and social services centre, the Red Cross developed a community health project in Lac-Mégantic for seniors, adults with a loss of independence, and their caregivers. The project is based on the existing Red Cross Arts and Crafts program. 

Support for schools

In the last three years, the Red Cross has contributed to 12 education projects. Isabelle Dagneau, Director of Complementary Education and Special Education Services at the Hauts-Cantons School Board, explained how the projects made a difference in Lac-Mégantic. 

Entraide campaign raises over half a million dollars for the Red Cross

Quebec’s public and parapublic service employees and retirees demonstrated remarkable generosity as they made a $504,842 donation to the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross.

Over $1.6M Raised as Part of the Canadian Red Cross Annual Gala Fundraiser

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that its annual gala fundraiser, the organization’s largest fundraising event in Canada, helped raise a record $1.6M. 

A miraculous survival thanks to first aid

Josée Cloutier and her husband are motorcycle enthusiasts and like to hit the road in their free time. "I love discovering new destinations. It's a real sense of escape, my way of enjoying life," she said.

The Red Cross Reports on the Magog Floods Fund

Today, the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Zone and the City of Magog are releasing a report detailling the use of funds raised and the assistance offered to the community of Magog after the floods on September 2, 2013. 

The Le Granit CSSS: deeply rooted in the Lac-Mégantic community

Since the emergency phase, the Le Granit CSSS and the Red Cross have been pooling their efforts: CSSS psychosocial responders were present at Red Cross facilities to quickly assist people in distress. 

A new space for La Boîte Verte

La Boîte Verte, a solidarity cooperative and health food store, stood in the heart of downtown Lac-Mégantic. Since it was located within the zone affected by the events of July 6, the store was no longer accessible. 

Going home with the Home Project

Each year, business students at the École d'entrepreneurship de Beauce must take on an entrepreneurial challenge within the community. On July 6, 2013, a terrible tragedy struck Lac-Mégantic. Among the victims were Gaétan Lafontaine, one of the leaders who attended that very school, and his wife Joanie Turmel.