Disaster Response Alliance

Through the Disaster Response Alliance (DRA), we are bringing together leading Canadian corporations who recognize the importance of investing in disaster relief. This means Red Cross can pre-position supplies, and ensure systems and disaster teams are ready to respond across the country. The DRA is playing a crucial role in expanding our capacity to respond, so that Red Cross will continue to be there when Canadians needs us.

We are grateful to the ongoing support of our DRA partners. Their investments ensure that Canadian families; businesses and communities will be more resilient in the face of the next disaster.

Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada logoA generous supporter of Canadian communities, Walmart Canada has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross since 2003 to provide disaster relief to communities in need and to promote disaster preparedness across the country. As our largest corporate partner, over $54 million has been donated by Walmart and its customers since the partnership began.

Beyond Walmart's financial contributions, they also provide Canadian Red Cross blankets for families in need and are always the first company to open their doors and provide in-kind donations of clothes and food among other items when a disaster strikes a community.

For more information about the company, visit www.walmartcanada.ca.


 


Co-op

Co-Op logoThe Co-operative Retailing System is proud to serve and support Western Canadians. Operating in almost 600 communities with 1.8 million active members, we’re committed to supporting the Canadian Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts in the communities we call home. A partner since 2012, Co-op has supported the Red Cross to preposition goods and respond to emergencies for communities in need.

To learn more about Co-op’s community initiatives visit www.co-op.crs.


Honda Canada Foundation

Honda LogoFormed in 2005, the Honda Canada Foundation is committed to giving back to communities across Canada.   As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, the Honda Canada Foundation believes that when our communities are prepared, our neighbours are protected. That’s why the Honda Canada Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to train and equip disaster response personnel while building critical readiness expertise across the country. Together, we’re working hard to ensure that every Canadian is supported when disaster strikes.

For more information on the Honda Canada Foundation, please visit www.hondacanadafoundation.ca.


Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire logoCanadian Tire has been a long-time supporter of Red Cross emergency response efforts in Canadian communities impacted by disasters. Through their Disaster Response Alliance partnership, they are investing in the resiliency of communities across the country in the face of more frequent and severe emergencies. Vital financial and product support will build emergency preparedness capacity and support Canadian Red Cross Indigenous programing across Canada. For more information on the company please visit: https://corp.canadiantire.ca/community/.


Desjardins

Desjardins logo Cooperation is part of Desjardins’ DNA. Desjardins has been supporting the Red Cross for several years, through donations as well as volunteer work during disasters. Desjardins is part of the Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, which trains employees to become disaster response volunteers. This increases Red Cross disaster response capacity and allows Desjardins to quickly offer support and comfort directly to those affected. Desjardins is proud to partner with the Canadian Red Cross in helping those most in need.

For more information on the company, please visit: www.desjardins.com/ca/.


RBC Foundation

RBC Logo In 2019 the Canadian Red Cross became a partner of the RBC Foundation in their Tech for Nature initiative, a new commitment by the bank to support projects ranging from the availability and accuracy of environmental data to influencing positive behavior change as it relates to environmental conservation. Their goal: to leverage data and technology to transform and improve the world we live in.

Our specific partnership model is designed to address anticipated increased natural disasters due to climate change through the implement of pilots that overlay flood mapping data with data specific to financially vulnerable communities. We anticipate results that will allow the Red Cross to better plan for disaster resilience at the community level—all while ensuring the anonymity of RBC clients and Red Cross beneficiaries through data encryption.

The CRC looks forward to implementing community-focused resilience education based on the outcomes of our data analysis in this partnership, which is the first of its kind for CRC.


Definity

Economical Insurance logo The best way to make it safely through a disaster is to be ready for one.

That is why the Definity family of companies supports the delivery of Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness training across the country and is a member of the Disaster Response Alliance. We’re committed to helping our communities adapt and thrive.

For more information on the company, please visit: www.definityfinancial.com.


Medavie

Medavie

The Medavie Foundation recognizes that responsive disaster relief and preparedness is integral to the wellbeing of Canadians, especially when climate-driven disasters are expected to be more protracted and frequent. The Medavie Foundation is dedicated to minimizing the threats to Canadians’ wellbeing through investing in the expertise of the Canadian Red Cross as they provide both immediate disaster relief and prepare individuals, families, and communities to withstand the impacts of future disasters.

To learn more about how the Medavie Foundation improves the wellbeing of Canadians, please visit: https://www.medavie.ca/en/community-impact/


HSBC Bank Canada

HSBC Bank logoHSBC Bank Canada has a longstanding commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. As a Disaster Response Alliance partner, HSBC Bank Canada’s proactive contribution is supporting the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management Program that will build resilience in areas where the Red Cross can make a difference and help us to be better prepared to respond when natural disasters hit in 2023.

With the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters due to climate change, HSBC Bank Canada is continuing efforts towards a net zero economy by transforming its business and supporting and financing its customers to make their own transitions.

For more information on HSBC Bank Canada, please visit https://www.about.hsbc.ca/hsbc-in-canada/environment-and-community.


Grainger Canada

Grainger Canada logoAs the National Founding Partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program (RWTC), Grainger Canada plays a leadership role in corporate disaster response. By allowing their employees to volunteer with the Red Cross when disaster strikes in their own communities, and well as providing a generous financial commitment to the program, Grainger Canada dramatically increases the range of response activities the Red Cross can carry out.

For more information about the company, visit www.grainger.ca.


Power Corporation

Power Corporation logo Power Corporation has become a member Disaster Response Alliance of the Red Cross that brings together forward-thinking organizations to ensure Canadian families and communities can overcome tomorrow’s disaster by preparing today. This alliance helps our communities get back on their feet as soon as possible. Power Corporation is proud to support the Red Cross as a key partner enabling it to provide, right from the outset of an emergency, help to those who need it most, when they need it most.

For more information on the company, please visit: www.powercorporation.com/en.


Export Development Canada (EDC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation committed to sustainable, responsible and inclusive business. We care for people and believe it’s important to use our position and our passionate employees to support those experiencing hardships in the communities where we live and work. EDC is proud to partner with the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Response Alliance, to support those affected by devastating emergencies across the country. This partnership will support disaster relief preparedness and response for affected communities, as well as create opportunities for employee engagement and volunteering.

For more information, visit: www.edc.ca.
 


Loblaws

Loblaws logoLoblaws Companies Limited quickly mobilizes products and fundraising as required to support Red Cross emergency relief and recovery operations when disaster strikes Canadian communities. As a Disaster Response Alliance partner they are helping ensure Red Cross teams have the resources they need to keep Canadians safe and provide vital humanitarian assistance in the face of growing severe weather impacts and health emergencies. For more information on the company, please visit www.loblaws.ca.


PCL Construction

PCL Construction logoPCL Construction is proud to support disaster relief efforts in North America through both the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross. Thanks to their support, the Canadian Red Cross will be able to respond quicker and more effectively during times of disaster. As an employee owned company, PCL is committed to making their communities stronger and safer.

For more information about the company, visit www.pcl.com.


The Coca-Cola Foundation

Coca Cola logoThe Coca-Cola Foundation, along with The Coca-Cola Company and its network of bottling partners, are long-time supporters of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Through its partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, The Coca-Cola Foundation supports the safety and resiliency of Canadian communities and ensures the Red Cross can meet the ever-increasing need for disaster response in Canada. The Coca-Cola Company provides support to the Canadian Red Cross through financial contributions, beverage product donations, and employee volunteerism.

For more information on The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit here.


Canada Life

Canada Life logoFor more than 175 years, Canada Life has been supporting communities when they need it most. They’ve been a longstanding supporter of Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness and humanitarian relief efforts across Canada and abroad since the 1950s. In 2022, Canada Life joined the Disaster Response Alliance because they believe increasing awareness can lead to tangible, positive change in the places we call home. In addition to corporate matching, Canada Life is proud to also engage its employees in emergency preparedness and disaster response through workshops and programs like Missing Maps.

For more information on the company, please visit Canada Life: Insurance, Investments, & Retirement.


Rogers

Rogers logoThrough a dynamic partnership, Rogers is a proud and longstanding supporter of Red Cross emergency preparedness and humanitarian relief efforts in Canada and abroad.  To enable immediate emergency response in times of crisis, Rogers mobilizes customer, employee, and corporate donations through text-do-donate and local fundraising, in addition to providing mobile devices and connectivity to support emergency operations. For more information on the company, please visit About Rogers - Make More Possible.


Co-operators

Co-operators logoCo-operators is an unwavering champion of Canadian communities, providing personalized financial services and fostering a culture of resilience. With a profound understanding of community-based values and a co-operative heritage, Co-operators offers industry-leading expertise with empathetic understanding, tailored to individual needs. Through their partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, and their commitment to the Disaster Response Alliance, Co-operators continues to demonstrate their dedication to being a catalyst for a resilient and sustainable society. Their commitment to addressing economic, environmental, and societal needs resonates with the mission of the Red Cross. Together, we can better prepare and support Canadians in times of crisis.

For more information on Co-operators, please visit www.cooperators.ca.


The Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation logoThe Starbucks Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross are working together to support the safety and resiliency of Canadian communities. Through its support of the Disaster Response Alliance, Starbucks will help mitigate the impacts of disasters and prepare individuals, families, and communities before disaster strikes.  This partnership includes not only investments in disaster preparedness but also opportunities for support and engagement with Starbucks partners (employees) across Canada, aligning with Starbucks Mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time.


McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.

McDonald's logoAt McDonald’s Canada, being part of the community means uplifting people every day, especially when they need it most. That’s why McDonald’s is proud to partner with the Canadian Red Cross to help keep communities strong when an emergency strikes. The partnership between McDonald's and the Red Cross involves support for investments in disaster preparedness and includes opportunities for engagement with McDonald's franchisees, restaurant teams and corporate employees.

For more information about the company, please visit: www.mcdonalds.ca.


McKesson Canada

McKesson Canada logoFor over 100 years, McKesson Canada has played an integral role in building healthy communities by supplying the health care sector with resources, support and technology. We know that extreme weather events caused by climate change are becoming more frequent and intense. That’s why McKesson Canada is proactively preparing to support and serve our patients, employees, and communities when disaster strikes. Our partnership with the Canadian Red Cross is one way we demonstrate our purpose, even during times of crisis, of advancing health outcomes for all.

For more information on McKesson Canada, please visit www.mckesson.ca.


Air Canada

Air Canada logoAir Canada and the Air Canada Foundation have a been long time supporters of the Red Cross. Over the past decade, the Air Canada family has donated funds, cargo and airfare to quickly mobilize Red Cross emergency responders and relief supplies to disaster impacted communities in Canada and overseas. Air Canada employees are part of the Ready When the Time Comes program and have provided essential volunteer support on COVID-19 operations in addition to thousands of dollars raised in support of humanitarian response.

Please visit www.aircanada.com to learn more.


Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy logo Cenovus Energy understands it has an important role in supporting and strengthening the communities where they live and work and are committed to making social investments financial and beyond to make people’s lives better.

The company’s Disaster Response Alliance (DRA) partnership with the Red Cross strongly aligns with its mandate by providing the training and tools needed to enhance emergency preparedness and response, helping keep local communities safe and healthy.