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5 Safety Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are a time to celebrate in good health with family and friends. Give the gift of safety this holiday season with 5 affordable ideas that suit any person on your list.
 

Making a difference in Honduras

The Canadian Red Cross is working with the Honduran Red Cross to help build their capacity as part of the CERA program. This program, with support from the Government of Canada, means that the Honduran Red Cross will be better prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies. Here are some ways the program is making a difference in Honduras.

Winter is coming and he has company: Are you ready?

Winter is just around the corner. Time to grab some hot chocolate and warm up by the fire. Get your jackets, scarfs, gloves, and boots ready because it is going to be a frosty one! Unfortunately, winter isn’t coming alone. He is bringing his uninvited friend: the dreaded winter storm. It can strike at any time and last for days. Are you prepared if one blows your way? Learn the following tips to stay safe during a winter storm.

How simulations help prepare aid workers for disasters

In the early days of a disaster, Red Cross communications aid workers are under immense pressure to respond. These early days are also a key time for communications aid workers to reach the media to harness the public’s attention and increase donations, which have a big impact on the disaster assistance that the Red Cross can provide. That’s why the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) held its first-ever international emergency communications training in Finland in September.

How to be ready if you need to evacuate your home

With wildfires once again in the news, many Canadians are thinking about what to do if there is an evacuation order in their community. Here are some tips for being prepared, whether you are under an evacuation alert or evacuation order. 

Is your pet ready for a disaster?

If a disaster or emergency were to hit today, would your pet be ready? Take our quiz to see if your emergency plan is up to the task of keeping your dog, cat or other animals safe in an emergency. 

What does it take to be ready for a tornado?

In Canada, tornadoes can happen in southern Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, the interior of British Columbia and western New Brunswick.
So, what should you do to be ready for a tornado?

More than ever, Canadians are turning to tech during disasters

63 per cent of Canadians have experienced an emergency or disaster, and the average number of disasters have doubled in the last 30 years. According to a new survey, when a disaster or emergency hits, Canadians are turning online for services, support, and up-to-date information. 

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