Natalie Moncur

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Back to school: Strategies to stop bullying

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (cue the iconic back to school shopping commercial). This catchy jingle is not the best reflection of the majority of children and teens who are returning to class. For some, it’s the end of summer vacation that stings the most, but for others it is the fear of returning to a place where they are bullied.

How do you sport it?

​The best way to enjoy summer is to get out on the water and play. The equipment needed varies by sport, but there is one thing that can be used across the board – a lifejacket. How do you sport it?

Connecting to a cause: Robert Whitelaw and the Strength and Spirit Campaign

The goal of the Strength and Spirit campaign may have been to build strength and resilience in First Nations communities, but what it also uncovered was one man’s passion and commitment to the region he grew up in. Robert Whitelaw, better known as Bob, was a family man who put great emphasis on building strong relationships. This ultimately became his legacy and it was all prompted by the Canadian Red Cross Strength and Spirit Campaign.

Turning prep time into rescue time

It was an ordinary Tuesday for middle school teacher Deborah, but in a matter of seconds that all changed. By chance, Deborah was walking by the lunch room where Mike, a colleague, had been eating lunch. The pizza that he was eating had become lodged in his throat and Deborah quickly recognized that he was choking.

New life in Nepal

As darkness began to settle in Nepal Tuesday night after the second earthquake hit, a newborn baby’s cry restored the spirits of a team of nine Canadian Red Cross aid workers in Khukondole.

Working against complacency: Windsor man completes Ebola aid mission

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to work in an Ebola treatment centre. Most Canadian Red Cross aid workers try to anticipate what they will see and experience on a day-to-day basis but quickly realize that the experience is not what they thought it would be. Nikola Latinovic, an aid worker from Windsor, Ontario, found this to be the case during his four-week mission in Kono, Sierra Leone.

North Bay resident leaves lasting impact during Ebola aid mission

John Best is no stranger to aid work. In fact, the North Bay resident has been deploying on missions with the Canadian Red Cross since 2005, so when the call came to help in Sierra Leone, one of the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, John knew what he had to do. 

Infection control in Sierra Leone: Deploying to an Ebola hot zone

Nikola Latinovic is one of the latest Canadian Red Cross aid workers to deploy to Sierra Leone. Once there, he will be playing an important role in working to contain the Ebola outbreak.

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