Partners with Ready When the Time Comes

National Partners

Logo of Grainger Canada, founding partner of Red Cross program Ready When the Time Comes


As 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

Logo of Bombardier, partner of Red Cross program Ready When the Time Comes


Bombardier Inc. has agreed to provide time for some of its employees in the Montreal area so that they may receive training and eventually join in Red Cross disaster responses as corporate volunteers.

"I am extremely proud of our contribution to the Ready When the Time Comes program. Our society must be able to rely on the Red Cross and its thousands of volunteers when disasters strike. We are glad to be involved in this crucial collective effort."
- Pierre Beaudoin, Executive Chairman of the Board, Bombardier Inc.


Regional partners

  • A.P. Reid
  • Atlantic Central
  • Association des retraités de Bell Canada
  • Association des retraités d’Hydro Québec
  • Bell Aliant Pioneers
  • Canadian Legions
  • Centennial College
  • Federated Co-op Ltd
  • First Nations Health Authority (British Columbia)
  • Focus Humanitarian Assistance
  • Gaz Metro
  • Husky Energy Inc.
  • Kent Building Supplies
  • Lions Club of Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
  • RBC
  • Rona
  • SaskPower
  • Scotiabank
  • Seaboard Transport
  • Telus
  • Thing5
  • TIMC
  • YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs (Nova Scotia)

RWTC volunteers may be asked to respond to any major disaster:

  • Tornados
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Major fires that displace large numbers of residents
  • Periods of extreme heat or cold

RWTC partners report that the program raises employee morale and shows employees, clients and the community that the partner is actively involved in addressing community needs and concerns.