Community Health

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The Community Services Recovery Fund – supporting community organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

A new program has been launched to help community service organizations in Canada strengthen their internal structures and practices as they recover from the pandemic. This will, in turn, assist them as they continue to support their communities.

Seeking justice for survivors of gender-based crimes in war

Sexual violence in many modern armed conflicts is a terrible reality. Under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) it can be a war crime. Despite provisions in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols that explicitly prohibit rape and other forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse of women, girls, boys and men in armed conflict is still frequent and widespread. The path to justice for survivors can be daunting.

Gender equality and social inclusion at the core of gender-based violence prevention in Haiti

In honour of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Canadian Red Cross is highlighting our efforts to prevent and fight gender-based violence in our communities and around the world.

Connecting health and social care systems with Social Prescribing 

We are always looking for ways to provide more resources for better health care for Canadians. Our leadership role in establishing the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing (CISP) will enhance health care in multiple ways. Here's how:

Red Cross program helps Merritt Dance Studio recover from flood impacts

The young dancers from the Love to Dance Academy were thrilled about their annual dance event last November. Instead on November 15, 2021, during the first day of the dance event, the entire community of Merritt began to disperse as panicked families rushed to leave town. An evacuation order had been put out due to the massive flooding.

10 ways for your child to stay safe this Halloween

While Halloween should be full of fun and excitement, here are some tips to keep festivities as safe as possible for participating kids.

How to stay healthy this cold & flu season

It’s the time of year when the weather is cool and viruses spread. We’ve put together tips to help your loved ones stay safe and healthy, including ways to prevent getting sick, recovery tips, and how to take care yourself while you’re caring for others, so you don’t experience burn-out.

HELP: How the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program supports my mobility and independence  

Disability doesn’t discriminate, it can appear in our lives, whether from birth, through illness and injury, or simply by the natural process of aging. Chances are, you or someone you know, lives with some form of temporary or permanent disability. Would you know where to turn to if you needed health equipment to maintain your quality of life?

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