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10 steps to take before flood season

Some of us are still dealing with deep freezes but, as steadfast Canadians, we know spring is around the corner and snow won’t stay. When temperatures rise, especially quickly after a heavy snowfall, we best be ready for our Canadian thaw. When it rapidly warms up, the risk of flooding increases so you – and your home – should be prepared.

Disaster prep on a budget

It’s easy to tell people to have a kit ready for a disaster, but that doesn’t mean it’s always simple for people to put them together. Purchasing all the items you need for you and your family to be ready for three days can seem expensive – but it is worth it! Here is how to get your kit ready without blowing your budget.

How a doorstop can be a lifesaver in insecure settings

Sometimes we're asked about how aid workers stay safe. There are many ways that humanitarian organizations like Red Cross work to make sure aid workers have the security needed to do their work, including training them for working in insecure areas. 

20 things to try in 2020

Take a look at this list of things we think you should do – whether to better prepare yourself, for emergency situations, or to help others, tackling this list would make for a great New Year ahead!

Top 10 stories from 2019

As this year comes to an end, we are reviewing the stories that were the most popular in 2019. Take a look at the blog posts that captured readers’ attention this year, from inspiring stories to helpful advice about staying safe. Here are the top 10 stories from our blog in 2019.

Ice Safety: Know when it’s safe to play

The winter season brings many outdoor group and individual activities. Natural water bodies freeze over and become great recreational spaces for hockey, ice-skating and more. There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. However, precautions can be taken to reduce the risks.

6 gift ideas that show how much you care

If you are celebrating the holidays with gifts, consider giving meaningful gifts that could save a life, or make an emergency situation much more bearable for a loved one or even a stranger.
Whether driving in snowy winter conditions or just being ready for everyday first aid emergencies, here are some gift ideas that will be sure to make an impact with your loved ones.

Being prepared while you move homes

Moving causes a lot of upheaval, it’s stressful and generally not all that fun, it can also mean that during this temporary situation we don’t always pay attention to things like preparedness. Here are a few tips for staying prepared while you move out of your old home and into your new one:

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