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British Columbia and Yukon

Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 29, 2017 - Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.
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Canadian Red Cross announces Support to Small Business and Community Partnerships Funding from Province of BC

August 14, 2017 - Thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Red Cross has launched two programs to support communities impacted by the fires in B.C. 
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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 - Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support.
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Agreement establishes CCM as Red Cross Training Partner

May 06, 2017 - Chinese Christian Mission (CCM) Canada and Canadian Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding today that will bring Red Cross first aid training to more people. 
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Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in B.C.

December 03, 2015 - The Red Cross and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are celebrating a record number of First Nation
individuals across B.C.
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Wildfires in BC

September 11, 2015 - Because of your quick and generous support to the BC Wildfires 2015 fund, the Red Cross was able to help British Columbians who were impacted by this summer’s wildfires.
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Red Cross supports communities impacted by wildfires in BC

August 17, 2015 - As much of British Columbia continues to experience one of the hottest and driest summers in history, the Canadian Red Cross is scaling up its efforts to help people affected by fast-spreading wildfires.   
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BC, Red Cross prepare for disasters with field hospital

September 29, 2014 - VICTORIA – The B.C. government, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross have brought the Canadian Red Cross Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) training to British Columbia for the first time as they work together to strengthen preparation and response to a catastrophic disaster such as an earthquake.



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

July 10, 2013 - 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.
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Co-op’s $1 million donation and local employee help gives boost to Red Cross emergency response in Western Canada

April 04, 2013 -

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and its 235 member-owned retail Co-ops are donating $1,000,000 over five years to help local Co-ops and the Canadian Red Cross work together to provide effective, community-based emergency response throughout Western Canada. This is the largest single, multi-year donation in the history of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).

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