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Women in Leadership: Pat Laberge’s path to humanitarian work

Pat handing supplies to a person standing among a crowd

“I just remember night after night for what seemed like weeks this was always a news item, this war in Biafra. The fighting, the starving children, the displaced people,” Pat Laberge says. “I also remember the Red Cross and that the Red Cross was helping.”
It wasn’t long before she pointed at the television and blurted out that this was what she wanted to do with her life. She was going to be a humanitarian. She was going to join the Red Cross. And she did.

Pat handing supplies to a person standing among a crowd

Over 100 years of victories, large and small, of women in Canada

The Canadian Red Cross was founded in 1896, and since the very beginning women played a crucial role. To mark International Women's Day on March 8, we‘re going  back in time from the beginning of the Red Cross to celebrate the victories, big and small, of women in Canada.

'Tis the Season for Tax Savings

Difficult times like these allow us to take stock in what’s most important to us like family, friends, safety and health. It’s during these times of reflection and appreciation that many Canadians decide to share their good fortune with others by supporting causes close to their heart through a charitable donation. Here's how to have the most financial impact for you come tax time.

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

Mohammed, general manager of Repere, standing smiling outside

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.
 

Mohammed, general manager of Repere, standing smiling outside

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

A child sitting on the floor painting on a big sheet of paper

I saw many friends try their hand at painting, spruce up their gardens, and even build a homemade app to plan meals for isolation when constant trips to the market weren’t possible. We created something important to us, and we shared in the feeling of how much our mood and quality of life had improved while working on these “new-to-us” projects!

A child sitting on the floor painting on a big sheet of paper

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.
 

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