Emergency Preparedness

Read blog posts from the Canadian Red Cross to learn more about emergency and disaster preparedness

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Could you survive on what’s in your pantry?

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.

2022 holiday gift guide: for a stress-free giving (and receiving!) season

The season of hot chocolates, slippers and cozy blankets is here. This year, the Canadian Red Cross is making it easier for you with our 2022 holiday gift guide for a stress-free gift giving (and receiving) season.

Safety essentials to bring in your backpack for your next hike

Heading out for a hike is a delightful way to explore nature. Whether you’re an occasional walker or a hiking aficionado, you’ll need specific equipment to be better prepared in an emergency. This checklist will help you pack some key essentials for your next hike. 

5 ways to stay safe and cool while being active outdoors

A warm, sunny day is the ultimate motivation to take your workout outside. But a hot day and exercise can be an unsafe combination if you don't take the proper precautions.

New volunteer Ha Vu describes why she gives back to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management volunteer Ha Vu’s interest in philanthropy led her to become a Red Cross Walmart ambassador. During the month-long campaign to raise funds for disaster preparedness, training, and responses in Canada, Ha does regular check-ins at her designated Walmart store - where she thanks Associates for their support.

How to stay safe in strong storms

Some of us recently experienced a derecho, even before we may have known what one was.
What is a derecho and how can you protect yourself and loved ones from future storms, including tornadoes and power outages.

Mental health matters: How to emotionally prepare yourself for an emergency or disaster

As Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week and Emergency Preparedness Week coincide, we focus on the importance of prioritizing mental health and wellbeing during times of crisis.

Partnerships and preparedness: Philippine Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross over the years

The Philippine and Canadian Red Cross have a strong relationship that began in 2013 when responding to typhoon Haiyan. Nearly 10 years later, the partnership has been strengthened resulting in positive impacts on both sides. Learn more about how this partnership came to be and the key to developing enduring international relationships.

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