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First Aid on the Streets: Sneak peek at new video series

We wanted to know if you could help someone who was bleeding, choking, needed CPR, had an allergic reaction, or a mental health emergency. We worked with comedian Adam Growe to stage these scenarios on the street and invited passers-by to participate. The results is the video series First Aid on the Streets, launching this week on YouTube and Facebook.

How Red Cross is addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Canada and around the world

From November 25 to December 16, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is taking place around the world. The Canadian Red Cross works to address sexual and gender-based violence both in Canada and internationally, read how. 

How does International Humanitarian Law protect women during war?

Gender-based violence can happen to anyone, but some people are more vulnerable - especially those living in war and conflict-affected areas. International Humanitarian Law protects women in times of conflict, read how. 

Being prepared while you move homes

Moving causes a lot of upheaval, it’s stressful and generally not all that fun, it can also mean that during this temporary situation we don’t always pay attention to things like preparedness. Here are a few tips for staying prepared while you move out of your old home and into your new one:

The heart attack symptoms you don’t hear about

It’s November, the temperature is -5 degrees, and it’s snowing. June looks outside and decides to shovel her driveway.  Her driveway is not very big and she feels can get it done before her guests arrive. About halfway through shoveling the driveway, June begins to feel a little nauseous.  She tries to finish but the more she continues the more nauseous she gets. Now, she is beginning to get extremely tired. 
 

How to heat your home safely

During winter months, heating equipment like portable space heaters are the leading cause of home fires.
Follow these tips to ensure you use your heating source safely for a warm and cozy home this winter.

5 tips for safe driving this winter

No matter where you live in Canada, winter driving presents its own challenges from slippery roads, to white out storms, to freezing rain and mucky thaws. The good news is taking time to be prepared can make all the difference this season. Here are some tips for safe winter driving.

100 years of giving

“As the men were coming out of the trenches, the Red Cross met them with a cup of tea,” Skawski said. “It probably wasn’t very hot considering what was going on at the time, but they always met them with a cup of tea.”
 

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