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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.

Hello again, cold and flu season

The days are shorter, the weather colder, and every time you step into an elevator at least one person is sniffling. It’s that time of year! The season might be unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to keep yourself and those around you healthy.

Recovering from disasters and emergencies includes mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for increased recognition to the mental health consequences of humanitarian crises. It is also advocating for increased action in addressing the critical gaps that exist in providing mental health supports and services.

Strengthening diversity: Women leaders in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to promoting gender equality and inclusion. Right now, only 21 per cent of national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are women, despite fact that women make up 50 per cent of the staff. GLOW Red is a global network for women who are leaders in the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement around the world. The aim of this initiative is to promote more women leaders, while mentoring and coaching women to get them into those leadership places.
 

Being ready for fall storms and tornadoes

Last September, tornadoes touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power in the days that followed. This event is a good reminder that while we can’t control the weather, we can at least prepare for it.
 

Red Cross responds to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Even before Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas, the Red Cross has been on the ground. Now a response is underway to provide much needed aid. 

In her own words: She joined the Red Cross after living through Hurricane Katrina, now she helps others impacted by disasters

Brandy Cherarmie lived through Hurricane Katrina, where she saw firsthand the help that the Red Cross provides. Since then, she has joined as a volunteer and and has travelled around Canada helping people impacted by emergencies and disasters. 

Empowering strong and healthy communities in Nunavut

Inspired by her personal journey, Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt is invested in breaking the cycle of trauma in her community by empowering young people to take care of themselves. 

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