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How the Emergency Community Support Fund is helping fathers build their relationship skills

RePère is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to foster the development of paternal skills by giving fathers the tools to build and maintain strong relationships with their children. Its main goals are to offer support to struggling fathers and help men define their role as a father. The organization has been active in the Montreal area for 25 years.
 

COVID-19 and beyond: Staying creative for a healthy mind

How many of us actually mastered the perfect sourdough, grew a healthy garden, or finished weaving a tapestry during isolation is debatable. However, we tried.

We all tried not necessarily because we had the extra time at home, or the exact supplies needed, but because we were all eager to try something new and disconnect, even if for a short while, from all the overwhelming unknowns that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it.

7 ways to get the most out of spring while physical distancing

These past few months have provided some unique challenges for Canadians, and while the practice of physical distancing remains in effect, we all are eager to enjoy this upcoming season. Spring this year will certainly look different, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take advantage of the weather while still keeping healthy habits during COVID-19. We’ve compiled a list of activity ideas to keep your spring season fun:
 

QUIZ: What Kind of Physical Distancer Are You?

Canadians across the country are  physical distancing in different ways. Take this quiz and learn what kind of distancer you are and find some resources for your physical and mental wellness.
 

In sickness and in health: A look at the Canadian Red Cross legacy for World Red Cross Day

The Canadian Red Cross has been helping Canadians since 1896. This World Red Cross Day, we take a look back at its long legacy of relief, hope, and comfort for people in Canada and abroad.
 

Fluffy recruits provide comfort during times of emergency

A fluffy friend in a time of need! Read how Red Cross teddy bears make a difference during disasters and emergencies. 

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!

“Helping hand that kept us alive”: How Red Cross helped reunite a family

Meet Hanna, a mother, an artist, and a grandmother who beams of joy. She will welcome you into her home with a warm smile - you may be surprised to learn she is 87 years old and a survivor from World War 2. Hanna was 7 years old when war broke out in Poland in September 1939. She lived with her mother, father, and three siblings. The war took everything from them.
 

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