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BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.


Online search finds a Red Cross treasure

December 19, 2017 - What began as an online search for a mannequin to be used in a small display of historical items at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, building has reacquainted us with a long-retired volunteer who had an exceptional history with the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia.


The Halifax Explosion: birth of Canadian Red Cross disaster response

December 06, 2017 - The Halifax Explosion marked the first Canadian Red Cross involvement in domestic disaster relief – an activity that would become a core element of its work and continues to this day.  


International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

December 05, 2017 - Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.

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Aviva presented with Canadian Red Cross 2017 Partners in Humanity Award

November 01, 2017 - For their continued commitment to working with the Canadian Red Cross in strengthening the resiliency of Canadians and communities around the world, Aviva Canada has been presented with the 2017 Partners in Humanity Award.

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Red Cross Red Crescent providing vital relief to displaced people fleeing violence in Rakhine

October 18, 2017 - Since late August, hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh​They do not have adequate access to safe water, sanitation, or essential services and are fully dependent on humanitarian aid.

A Dominica Red Cross aid worker uses a satellite phone

After the storm: Red Cross assisting recovery in wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

October 17, 2017 - The Red Cross Red Crescent continues working with National Societies in each country and territory to support affected communities hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and provide humanitarian aid.

Bangladesh Population Movement

Bangladesh Population Movement

September 28, 2017 - As far as the eye can see across steep, muddy hills nearly stripped of trees, people huddle under rickety shelters of bamboo and black tarps near the Bangladesh border with Myanmar.

Red Cross on the ground responding to earthquakes in Mexico.

Red Cross responds to Mexico earthquake

September 20, 2017 - A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on September 19th at approximately 1:15pm local time 12 kilometers southeast of Axochiapan in the state of Morelos. Preliminary reports indicate several buildings in Mexico City and Puebla have suffered serious damage, collapsed bridges and damage to basic infrastructure.

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Red Cross on the ground responding to Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017 - One of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in recent history, Irma’s torrential rains and winds have flooded towns and roads, and destroyed homes and buildings. More than 1.2 million people across the Caribbean have been exposed to its effects so far.

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