Red Cross Stories : Ontario

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Bill at Walmart

A community rallies together at an Ontario Walmart store

July 11, 2019 - Bill has been a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross for over 10 years. He spearheaded the logistics team in Ontario and has been the boots on the ground problem solver for several disasters. However, on Sunday, April 14th in the small town of Kapuskasing in Northern Ontario, something out of the ordinary took place at the local Walmart store.

Red Cross responds in aftermath of Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

September 22, 2018 - Devastating tornadoes have touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The Red Cross is responding on the ground.  

How an 11-year-old saved the life of her infant cousin

August 14, 2018 - When Fenyx Aubin-LeBlanc realized her infant cousin was choking, she knew exactly what to do. Fenyx saved her cousin’s life that day.

A Canadian Red Cross volunteer sits at a table and helps register someone

Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.

Ontario Quebec Flooding Red Cross

Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.

National Volunteer Week Profile: Nico Lacetera

April 10, 2015 - Only a few short years after arriving to Canada from Italy, Nicolas Lacetera was looking for an opportunity to give back to his community. In September 2014, he joined the network of Red Cross volunteers - becoming  a valued addition to the Street Relief Team with the St. James Community Monday Breakfast Program, in downtown Toronto. Not only is he a welcome addition, but he has become someone whom the program relies and depends on for continued support.  

Ontario students use Red Cross training to prevent bullying and abuse

March 30, 2015 - Ontario school takes training from the Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt program to start a school group focused on bullying prevention practices. The goal is to create safe environments free of violence – including abuse, bullying, and exploitation – through prevention, education and response. 

Our Community Health Role in a Changing World

September 26, 2014 - Caring for the health of Canadians has always been an important focus for the Canadian Red Cross. As our society has changed through the decades, one of the greatest strengths of the Red Cross has been its ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the communities it serves

National Volunteer Week profile: Jake Reynolds

April 09, 2014 - This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.

Red Cross celebrates 50 years of Meals on Wheels

November 13, 2013 - The Red Cross branch in Brantford Ontario was the first place to offer Meals on Wheels in Canada. The program was established in 1963 when Elsie Matthews brought the idea back after travelling in England and it all began with a station wagon and 12 clients.