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Showing Canada cares with free outdoor concert on May 29th

What better way to celebrate Canada’s part in saving millions of lives than with the free #CanadaCares outdoor concert and family day. We hope you'll join us on May 29 in Toronto for a day of family activities and entertainment that will show how we're making a difference in the lives of women and children around the world.

Photo of the Day: Prime Minister meets with Red Crossers

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Red Crossers and visited a Red Cross warehouse facility in Mississauga yesterday. He was there to make an announcement about the government contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund for the Philippines. The Prime Minister welcomed the generosity of Canadians who contributed over $85 million in eligible donations that are being matched by the government.

Children combine art and disasters with excellent results

A group of students from St. Andrew elementary school in Regina, Saskatchewan recently combined art and disasters, turning a school project into a successful fundraiser. The children investigated natural disasters throughout history, created a piece of art about their chosen disaster and creatively displayed the facts they discovered. The fundraising event brought in nearly $1,000 for the Canadian Red Cross!

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross open house in Grande Prairie

After relocating in May, we officially celebrated the new Red Cross office in Grande Prairie on December 5.

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season to stuff stockings and wrap carefully selected gifts for our friends and loved ones. But did you know that you could also give the gift of preparedness this holiday? Some Red Crossers have put together  their favourite gift ideas:

Photo of the Day: Poinsettias in full bloom in Ontario

Many Red Cross branches in Ontario have received their annual order of poinsettias. The poinsettias are delivered to local businesses and residents in exchange for donations. Volunteers from Kingston like Bob Willis assisted in sorting and delivering over 650 poinsettias. The holiday poinsettia campaign raises money to support local programs like disaster management and first aid.

Photo of the Day: Six-year-old fundraiser takes on Typhoon Haiyan!

When Owen Williams’ mom told him about the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the six year old immediately emptied his piggy bank to donate the seven dollars he had saved. Owen figured that since he had a home and the people in the Philippines lost theirs, he had to do something.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday!

At this time of year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with shopping, long line-ups, socials and all the activity around days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Introducing... Giving Tuesday, the new kid in town, the ‘day’ that is all about giving, m...

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