News Releases : National (Page 2)

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Canadian Red Cross Welcomes Support from the Government of Canada for COVID-19 Response

November 30, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes its continued partnership with the federal government to help augment pandemic response needs across the country, as referenced today during the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Update.

Canadian Red Cross kickstarts recruitment campaign to build teams for its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic

October 29, 2020 - Recruitment campaign launches to build additional capacity, initial focus on Ottawa


Red Cross COVID-19 study shows vulnerable seniors in need of more support

August 20, 2020 - Results of their four-month COVID-19 study has prompted a call from the Canadian Red Cross for policies and practices that better serve the most vulnerable among Canada’s senior population – both during a pandemic and beyond.

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. 

Red Cross Distributes $30 Million to Evacuees in Just One Day

May 13, 2016 - In just one day, more than half of the $50 million offered by the Canadian Red Cross to help people affected by the Alberta wildfires has already reached thousands of families in need of basic items during this difficult time.

Banks Accepting Donations for Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

May 06, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by the massive wildfires in Alberta.

Banks across Canada accepting donations for Red Cross Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal

December 10, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks across Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the Red Cross’ efforts to assist Syrian refugees as they transition to their new lives in Canada.

Red Cross ready to assist Syrian Refugees as they start their new lives in Canada

November 25, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is positioned to assist the Government of Canada in supporting 25,000 Syrian refugees starting their new lives in Canada.

Walmart Canada exceeds its campaign target and raises $3.1 million for the Canadian Red Cross

November 12, 2015 - Walmart Canada announced today that its annual Canadian Red Cross fundraising campaign raised $3.1 million to support disaster preparedness and response activities for communities across the country. This amount, which goes beyond the campaign target initially set at $2.6 million, includes more than $2.1 million in donations from customers across the country, a matching contribution of over $775,000 from Walmart Canada as well as donations of Walmart gift cards and blankets for families affected by disasters.

Canadian Red Cross Sending Cots and Blankets to Support German Red Cross Aid to Refugees

September 13, 2015 - Ten thousand cots and blankets (20,000 total items) are being shipped by the Canadian Red Cross to support German Red Cross efforts providing assistance to refugees in camps and reception centres in Germany.