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New campaign turns volunteer service into donations

People are getting excited about a new campaign by the Canadian Red Cross called The Volunteer Market that lets people volunteer their time or talent in exchange for a donation. The idea was first developed to bring some creativity and fun to workpla...

Photo and essay exhibit tells stories of armed conflict

We had a terrific response to our photo and essay challenge I blogged about earlier. It was organized by volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross’ Even Wars Have Limits working group in Halifax to raise awareness about children affected by armed confli...

Teaching International Humanitarian Law through film

Who doesn’t love a good film? I do, especially films that are entertaining and also educational. This weekend, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa branch is using film to help educate by hosting the “Even Wars Have Limits” film festival at the Universi...

Text ASIA to 30333

Watching news of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the Canadian Red Cross knew, almost instantly, that our help would be needed. We launched an appeal early Friday accepting donations from generous Canadians. There are several ways p...

Helping Afghan women, one loonie at a time

Students from five schools across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have been challenging each other to spend only one loonie a day, for 10 straight days as part of the Canadian Red Cross Dollar a Day campaign. That means no movies, no fast fo...

Four kids make an ordinary day extraordinary at Red Cross in Toronto

Last Friday, it appeared at first glance like it would be a regular February day around the Canadian Red Cross Toronto office. However, we had no clue that four children would come by and put a smile on all of our faces. In the morning, an 8-y...

Power of Humanity - Haiti one year after the earthquake

*Guest blog by Katie Kallio, communications advisor with the Canadian Red Cross * It was a cold winter day and I had just left the office and was on my way home when I got my first call about the earthquake in Haiti.  In some disasters the sca...

In one moment – you made a difference

When the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 of last year – the lives of millions of people in Haiti were forever changed. The news of the devastating quake spread quickly across Canada and in only a few hours Canadians generously opened the...

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