Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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Helping build resilience together: Canadian Red Cross and Walmart Canada launch annual campaign to support emergency relief

July 11, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the 19th annual giving campaign with Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness.

A group of Red Cross volunteers assemble aid relief.

Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding in Fort McMurray area

May 05, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is fundraising and mobilizing after severe flooding swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, affecting those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. 

Outline of province of Nova Scotia with a heart in the middle.

Canadian Red Cross opens a Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund

April 22, 2020 - Canadians were shocked and saddened by the tragic events that unfolded in the overnight hours of April 18-19, 2020, in Nova Scotia.

Acklands-Grainger staff group photo at volunteer training event

This volunteer program trains corporate teams to help their community through a disaster

April 17, 2020 - The Ready When the Time Comes program works with employers to recruit staff and train them as Canadian Red Cross volunteers.

Red Cross volunteer helping little girl.

Every donation made in April is worth TRIPLE thanks to Economical Insurance

April 01, 2020 - Every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross makes an impact on the lives of those affected by emergencies and disasters, and in April, those dollars go three times further.

Red Cross volunteer handing out information to a group of people

COVID-19: How the Canadian Red Cross is responding

March 18, 2020 - Canada is now facing the extraordinary toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Red Cross is already playing a critical role in this response both in Canada and overseas. 

Holiday Survival Kit gifts

This holiday, vulnerable people need your help – send a Red Cross Survival Kit

November 22, 2019 - Deliver a Canadian Red Cross Survival Kit to vulnerable people who need help in Canada and abroad. Check out the Holiday Gift Shop to learn more about the full kit and its impact. 

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.

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.

A Red Cross volunteer stands in a flooded street

Red Cross launches emergency flood appeals in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario

April 18, 2019 - Winter thaw and steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.