Jamie-Leigh Cuthbertson

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Volunteering with the Red Cross

Volunteers are the life blood of the Canadian Red Cross. Volunteers help respond to both local and larger-scale emergencies and disasters including house fires and the effects of severe weather like floods or evacuations.

How Red Cross works in local emergencies

In a disaster or emergency, local government and agencies can call on the Canadian Red Cross to help support the affected community by addressing their immediate needs. In a disaster, a community or family's resources can be depleted rather quickly without the support of agencies like the Red Cross...

Update: Red Cross ice storm response by the numbers

As power is slowly restored in areas affected by the extreme weather in the GTA, York Region, Durham Region, Halton Region and Wellington Region, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support those who were affected. 
The Red Cross response by the numbers...

Photo Update: Warming centres in Ontario

The Canadian Red Cross continues to support shelters and warming centres in six municipalities across Ontario. Over 400 people spent the night in Red Cross shelters or warming centres last night.

Photos from Toronto ice storm response

The Canadian Red Cross continues to help the City of Toronto by supporting shelter operations across the city. Red Cross volunteers are helping those affected by power outages in nine shelters in Toronto.

Spending the holidays in a Toronto shelter

Many Torontonians who have been without power since the weekend will be spending the holidays in shelters set up across the city.

Photo of the Day: Labron and his grandmother spend the holidays at a warming centre


Labron lost his mom a few years ago and lives with his grandmother in a high-rise building that lost power and heat. She called 911 for help to get down the apartment stairs after two cold days. Police brought them to the Agincourt Community Center where the Red Cross has been operating a warming center.

Photo of the Day: Responding to the Ice Storm in Ontario

Red Cross volunteers across Ontario have been called on to help support warming centres and overnight shelters for those affected by the severe winter storm that hit the province on Saturday overnight. In Toronto, over 320 people visited the warming centres last night.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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