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Red Cross applauds the Government of Canada’s release of the National Adaptation Strategy

June 27, 2023 - The Canadian Red Cross applauds the Government of Canada for releasing the official National Adaptation Strategy (NAS). Today’s announcement signals continued momentum in addressing risks associated with climate change in Canada through a whole-of-society approach.

Canadian Red Cross encourages everyone to take action this Emergency Preparedness Week

May 08, 2023 - An emergency can happen anytime and anywhere, which is why it’s important to always be prepared.  As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual campaign led by Public Safety Canada from May 7 – 13 this year, the Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people to be better prepared for emergencies.

Red Cross releases Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults Guide

May 02, 2022 - This week the Canadian Red Cross released their Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults Guide as part of national Emergency Preparedness Week.

Walmart Canada’s annual campaign for the Canadian Red Cross sets new record

August 30, 2021 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce its annual fundraising campaign with Walmart Canada has raised more than $5 million, setting a new record and making this the largest point of sale campaign in the organization’s history.

Canada provides support to assist COVID-19 efforts in South Asia

June 15, 2021 - Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and the Government of Canada, Red Cross and Red Crescent efforts to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in ...

National Coalition for Social Innovation for Seniors Health’s reaction to Federal Budget 2021

April 30, 2021 - The National Coalition for Social Innovation for Seniors Health, representing key partners focused on the health and well-being of older Canadians, would like to express its gratitude to the federal government for allocating much needed funds through its Age Well at Home Initiative.

Appeal Launched to Support COVID-19 Response in India

April 27, 2021 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the India COVID-19 Response Appeal to help provide much needed support to people and communities affected by the rapidly escalating pandemic in that country. 

The Canadian Red Cross welcomes government investments announced in the federal budget

April 22, 2021 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Government of Canada’s recent budget, which included investments to build community resilience and recovery, strengthen global health security, and advance the health of Canadians and Indigenous communities.  

Canadian Red Cross joins fight to reduce opioid casualties

March 29, 2021 - The Canadian Red Cross is welcoming participation in a Health Canada initiative announced today that is aimed at reducing opioid-related death...

Canadian Red Cross Launches Fund to Support Croatia Earthquake Relief

December 31, 2020 - COVID-19 spread in temporary shelters of major concern.