Volunteers

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Local affected by Hurricane Fiona finds strength in volunteering with this community

When Hurricane Fiona hit William Coney’s quaint neighbourhood on September 24, 2022, the Canadian Red Cross volunteer did what he knew best: help others. He says volunteering gave him a sense of agency. “Certainly, it was a lot nicer to be autonomous and active. This was a way I could help my local community.”

3 reasons why volunteering is the best New Year's resolution

When considering New Year's resolutions, it’s easy to have a long list of ambitions: meet new people, learn a new skill, spend more time with family and friends and so on. But, if you want to combine all those goals into one, make your resolution to volunteer in 2023!

Inspiring family traditions: Ways to support those in need during the holidays

There are many ways to give back and support those in need during the holidays, so we asked families and friends to share their holiday traditions that are sparked by a sense of community, generosity, and compassion.

Meet Denis, a volunteer supporting communities affected by Hurricane Fiona

Originating on the coast of West Africa on September 14, 2022, Fiona’s destructive character took the world by surprise. Reported wind gusts ranged from 100 to 140 km/h, rainfall exceeded 100 mm in some locations and hundreds of thousands of people experienced power outages. Sadly, Fiona holds the record for being the most intense storm to ever hit Canada. Denis Lessard, a Quebec Canadian Red Cross volunteer since 2006, was deployed in Newfoundland on October 2, 2022, following this severe weather event.

Gender equality and social inclusion at the core of gender-based violence prevention in Haiti

In honour of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Canadian Red Cross is highlighting our efforts to prevent and fight gender-based violence in our communities and around the world.

More than a century of tireless service: Celebrating Dilke Red Cross Society

On December 16, 1916, in the small community of Dilke, just northwest of Regina, Saskatchewan, a group of 24 men and women formed a society to help soldiers who were away at war. Little did they know this would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship that would span generations, for more than a century.

Canadian Red Cross Board of Directors – Call for Nominations (2023-2026 term)

The Canadian Red Cross is currently seeking diverse nominations to our Board of Directors for the 2023-2026 term. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who wants to commit to our humanitarian cause and who has Board level experience.

Total strangers to true companions

Despite being brought together out of an unfortunate circumstance, the powerful impact of Chris and George’s story is bright, inspiring, and heartwarming. The bond the two now have speaks to the undeniable importance of human connection and how something as simple as having a conversation can make a world of difference to someone.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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