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COVID-19 definitions: Social distancing, self-monitoring and isolation

As Canadians across the country are being asked to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you have probably heard some different terms on the news, such as isolation, self-isolation, self monitoring and social distancing/physical distancing. Using the right terms is important because the right practices protect vulnerable people and help our health care workers. Let’s go through each of these terms and what they mean.

 

Free resources and links to entertain while at home

Many Canadians have been home for a week or even longer by now, and we all know that can get a little boring. If you’re worried about staying entertained while isolated, then we have a list for you, whether looking to be entertained by performing arts, in need of kids’ activities to online education or even mental health support, there’s something here for you to enjoy.

Working from Home: Solutions to the challenges of an abrupt workspace change

Many of us are feeling it – the loneliness of working from home. Here are a few simple tips to spruce up your home office and keep you connected to your colleagues.
 

The birthday cakes

“Do you think you can get a birthday cake for my wife?”
Under normal circumstances, the answer would be simple. But these were not normal circumstances.
The man who made the request and his family were under quarantine at CFB Trenton. They were among the first two plane loads of Canadians brought home by the Canadian government from the epicenter of the coronavirus in China.

International Women's Day: inspiring work by women for women

For International Women’s Day, we’re taking another look at some of the amazing work being done by our staff, volunteers and delegates – it’s inspiring work, by women, for women, and for their communities.

In her own words: five women share why they give back

For International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re sharing inspiring stories of women who work with us to help others. Hear from these amazing volunteers and their awe-inspiring experiences, in their own words. 

Working to make Red Cross responses greener

Around the world, a weather or climate-related disaster occurs every one to two days with millions of people needing life-saving assistance each year. When the Red Cross responds to emergencies and disasters, it's important that we consider the environmental impacts of our work - here's how we're doing that. 

From winter to spring: preparing for the weather transition

It’s a time of year many Canadians look forward to as the weather warms up, leaving behind the thought of heavy snow for another season. But while we look forward to the blossoming of spring, there are a few things to keep in mind that could affect you and your family.
Being prepared means thinking about the possibilities.

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