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Welcoming refugees with swimming lessons

As an aquatics professional, Janet has watched the Syrian refugee crisis with a unique perspective – and that perspective has lead her to create a free swimming program for Syrian refugee children. 

International Humanitarian Law – protecting children

In times of war, all civilians are protected under International Humanitarian Law. But children are especially vulnerable, so there are special provisions for them. 

Q&A with communications aid worker Nicole Robicheau

Canadian Red Cross communications aid worker Nicole Robicheau took a moment to talk to us about why she is a humanitarian. 

In photos: Japan recovers and rebuilds 5 years later

Five years after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan, recovery and rebuilding continues. 

Rescuer Awards for heroic New Brunswick residents

What do New Brunswick residents Naveed Majid, Earl LeBlanc, and Tamara Brothers have in common? They all took actions that saved lives – and now they are being honoured with Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Awards. 

Tech Talk: New app aims to help refugees arriving in Canada

Many of us use various smartphone apps that help make our days more social, more efficient and a lot more fun. But did you know there’s a new app to help refugees feel more at home in their new communities? 

Preventing bullying: Tips for parents

At the Red Cross we’re celebrating Pink Day – a day to shine a light on issues surrounding bullying, and build awareness on how to stop it. Parents can be the first line of defence when it comes to bullying, whether their child is being bullied, is being a bully, or is witnessing it.
 

Climate change: Emergencies and disasters in Canada

A changing climate causes an increase in volatile conditions that play a part in severe weather and natural disasters. Serious winter storms, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and flooding are some of the adverse weather and disasters we’ve seen in Canada – climate change can increase the likelihood of these, and in some cases, increase the severity as well.
 

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