Emergency Preparedness

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

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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.

Canadian Red Cross and Definity offer life-saving preparedness information through virtual workshops

For over a century, the Red Cross has responded to emergencies and helped people prepare for them by sharing essential information and resources. Economical Insurance initiated its long-standing partnership with the Red Cross in 2013 after the Southern Alberta floods, and has been a long-time supporter of emergency preparedness in Canadian communities.

Dining in the dark: getting creative in the kitchen during a power outage

When a storm or other disaster comes your way and knocks the power out or makes it difficult to leave your home for a few days, preparing meals becomes a major concern.
Here are some tips for keeping food safe and eating nutritiously, even when there’s no electricity available at mealtime.

Preparing to return home after a house fire

Fires are one of the most common emergencies experienced by Canadians in their home. Home fires can happen anywhere and any time, but most commonly occur between December and March. There’s a lot you can do to prevent it from happening, however. Here are some steps to follow before returning home after a house fire.

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