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Corporate volunteering: working together to create interconnected communities in Canada

One area we’re seeing a large amount of success is with corporate partners – teams of colleagues working together on impactful projects like mapping, to help vulnerable communities be recognized on a map in times of emergencies or helping in our warehouse to pack critical supplies. See how these company teams are getting involved on-the-ground.

Giving to a community that gives so much in return: Meet volunteers Diane Girard and Laura Isidean

Meet volunteers Laura Isidean and Diane Girard:
Their path to the Canadian Red Cross
 

How CPR is not like in the movies

A person in a red shirt performing chest compressions on a CPR training mannequin

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is depicted in many ways on-screen, often for the benefit of the movie or show’s drama or timeframe.
Instead of focusing on how incorrectly CPR can be depicted, we want to focus on the accuracy of a few simple steps – steps which could save lives.

A person in a red shirt performing chest compressions on a CPR training mannequin

Insurance coverage for tenants affected by flooding

A person in a Red Cross jacket looking at a closed road due to flooding

Floods can happen anywhere and at any time of the year. The key to staying safe is to prepare, have an emergency plan in place, and know the flood risk in your community. It’s also important to take time to make sure your tenant insurance covers losses from flooding.

A person in a Red Cross jacket looking at a closed road due to flooding

Two generations honoring the past and supporting the future

Young Mary Land wearing her Red Cross uniform. Photo is black and white.

Mary Land was 21 when she enlisted in a group of volunteers who were specially trained for wartime service known as the Canadian Red Cross Corps during the Second World War. At 95 years old Mary and her son John had a chance to watch a tribute video of Canadian women like herself who served in the Canadian Red Cross Corps. Her son's final gift to his mother was to pay tribute to the remarkable life Mary lived and her service to the Red Cross as a volunteer.

Young Mary Land wearing her Red Cross uniform. Photo is black and white.

Debunking myths around performing CPR

A woman performing chest compressions on a man laying on the ground with his eyes closed.

There are many beliefs or myths that can and do stop people from helping another individual in distress, such as cardiac arrest. In fact, seven out of 10 cardiac arrests happen in front of bystanders, however less than 20% of bystanders end up providing first aid.

A woman performing chest compressions on a man laying on the ground with his eyes closed.

Mental health and men: how to support your loved ones

A man sitting on a leather couch is holding is head, looking sad

Men also experience mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Knowing this, why don’t we hear about it more? Whether it’s a family member or a friend you are worried about, here are some tips to spot depression and to support someone going through it, as well as some resources.

A man sitting on a leather couch is holding is head, looking sad

Could you survive on what’s in your pantry?

A pantry, with doors open, full of food

With any emergency, ensure your family has an emergency plan and emergency kit, as well as evacuation plans. Ensuring you have food to sustain you for at least three days is part of your emergency plan and we have tips to help plan for that.

A pantry, with doors open, full of food

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