Programs & Services in Quebec

Emergency & Disaster Services (QC)

In Quebec, the Red Cross is the public authorities’ main partner in providing services to people affected by a disaster. When disasters occur, first responders contact the Red Cross through a call centre to request support in assisting those affected by the disaster. An alert procedure enables the call centre to quickly mobilize the teams of volunteers who are closest to the disaster. The Red Cross provides the following services in case of a disaster or emergency: emergency shelter; reception and information; emergency food; emergency clothing; personal services; and family reunification services.

Teams of volunteers, trained for emergency response, are ready to be mobilized throughout Quebec at all times.

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Finding Family

The Canadian Red Cross Restoring Family Links program helps people in Canada re-establish contact with immediate family members after separation due to armed conflict, natural disaster, migration and other humanitarian crises.

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First Aid and CPR Training

First aid and CPR training courses for home and babysitters; the workplace; first responders and instructors and training partners.

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Swimming and Water Safety

The Swimming and Water Safety program offers swimming lessons for all ages from preschool to adults.   This program also offers Leadership development training for those interested in becoming a water safety instructor or a Red Cross Training partner.

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Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention

Education is the key to prevention of abuse, bullying, violence and sexual exploitation.  Violence, Bullying & Abuse Prevention programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.

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Major Responses and Recovery Programs

Major Responses and Recovery Programs

Red Cross volunteers and staff are always ready to deploy and assist communities affected by disasters. They remain present as long as is required to ensure recovery. Our teams are currently providing continued assistance to multiple communities, including Montérégie, Lac-Mégantic, and L'Isle-Verte.   Find out more

Events and Campaigns

Events and Campaigns

The Red Cross’ operations, which provide assistance to people affected by disasters, are funded largely by public donations. Throughout Quebec, passionate and creative teams organize fundraising events and activities to support our mission. We encourage you to take part in them and/or make a donation. Our campaigns

Volunteers and Partners

Volunteers and Partners

The Red Cross Partners interface is a place where Red Cross partners come together: volunteers, companies and volunteers of the Ready When the Time Comes program, municipalities, and other partners in emergency management. This interface aims to facilitate volunteer and partner recruitment, training, mobilization, and communications.  Join us