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Heatwave warning: What you need to know about heat-related emergencies

Summer is in full swing in many parts of Canada and folks are enjoying more time outside whether at the lake, lounging poolside or tending to that lawn that needs mowing. With a renewed appreciation for the outdoors after having spent months cooped up, many of us are happy to simply head out the front door and enjoy the sunshine on our faces. While we may be tempted to simply throw on our sandals and rush outside to soak up the sun, there are some important heat-related safety tips to keep in mind.
 

Prevent summer injuries 101 (Part 1)

It’s summertime and many parents and caregivers are encouraging children to put down their devices and go play outside. Once in the great outdoors, kids run, jump, play, pedal, skip, and climb, and can unfortunately collect some bumps, bruises, scrapes and falls along the way. But don’t panic! For every little owie, there’s a treatment, ointment and bandage that will comfort young and old alike.

Golden rules for summer workouts

No matter how active you may be, getting regular exercise does wonders for your physical and mental health. It has numerous and significant benefits, so let’s get moving (while continuing to protect ourselves, of course)!
 

How taking the Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid course helped me

Jamie recently shared a post on her social media about taking our psychological first aid course and how much it helped her, especially with her own mental health. We asked her if she would share her story with us (and you) to hopefully help others, and this is what she wrote.

Be Ready for Camping or Day Camp

This summer, we need to take some extra steps and precautions to stay healthy. Here are some tips for staying healthy and safe during camping or at a day camp.

Staying safe on Canada Day: Barbecues, fireworks, and physical distancing

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate! While this Canada Day is going to look a little different for many of us, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of our favourite summer activities and enjoy them safely.

First Aid for Insect Bites: Beat the Bite

The return of warmer weather is always accompanied by a rise in Canada’s insect population. The buzz of swarming bugs is frustrating for most people, but for those with severe allergies, insect bites are a real concern. Crawling insects such as ticks can harbour Lyme disease and endanger the health of all. Get the upper hand over bugs by knowing how to prevent insect bites, and the appropriate First Aid to deal with insect bites.
 

Online first aid and water safety sessions & activities now available

There may be some differences this swimming season - and please follow local guidelines and rules when it comes to public water - but skills in water safety and first aid stay the same. With that in mind, we are providing a series of online water safety sessions to help keep your first aid skills strong this season. 

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