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The Red Cross brings hope to people with disabilities in Mali

Man in a Red Cross vest driving on a motorbike on a street in Mali.

The Canadian Red Cross is working to enhance the capacity of the Mali Red Cross in developing and implementing programs to help communities become stronger, healthier, and more resilient. This led the Canadian Red Cross team in Mali, in partnership with the Mali Red Cross and the MHSD, to launch a component of a project for people with disabilities.

Man in a Red Cross vest driving on a motorbike on a street in Mali.

Calgary Humane Society: Stop the Spread and Stay Safe! Program

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"It was fast and painless. Took at most 15 minutes. Provided peace of mind that I was not asymptomatic and potentially spreading the virus."
That is how one staff member with Calgary Humane Society (CHS) described their experience taking a COVID-19 rapid antigen test as part of the Canadian Red Cross Stop the Spread and Stay Safe! program.

A woman smiling with a dog on her shoulder

Welcome to Canadian winter: preparing newcomers for their first winter

A man wearing a winter coat and hat stands in a snowy forest

For all of its beauty, Canada’s winters can be harsh, long, and full of unexpected or hidden dangers. Luckily, with some practical cold climate planning and winter safety knowledge, new Canadians can arrive ready for real life winter situations.

A man wearing a winter coat and hat stands in a snowy forest

How to prepare for and cope with flooding and extreme weather

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Whether you are experiencing this week’s flooding, landslides and extreme weather in British Columbia first-hand or are watching it unfold through social media and television screens, there’s no denying the sheer devastation it has caused.

Flooded road covered in mud and debris with a large snow-topped mountain in the background

6 common kitchen mistakes that start fires

A woman panicking at a kitchen stove where a pot is on fire.

Many of us have found ourselves baking and cooking more. With all this increased kitchen action, there’s also bound to be accidents. Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fires in Canada. Take a look at some common habits that may lead to a kitchen fire.

A woman panicking at a kitchen stove where a pot is on fire.

The Land Family Legacy: Two generations of honouring the past while supporting the future

An old black and white photo of three women in Red Cross uniforms in the 40s.

Legacy givers are not necessarily wealthy or famous, which is a common misconception. Instead, they’re simply people who wish to share their kindness and make a difference in some way for future generations.
One such person is John Land, who shares why he and his late mother, Mary, both included donations to the Red Cross in their Wills.

An old black and white photo of three women in Red Cross uniforms in the 40s.

A deployment day off

A selfie of a woman in a baseball cap, mask and Red Cross vest in front of a white tent.

Marina Dovell has plenty of experience decompressing during Red Cross deployments. She started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2015, after retiring from the Saskatchewan provincial government, and deals with stressful situations when on response. She describes her best practices for self-care and destressing during difficult times.

A selfie of a woman in a baseball cap, mask and Red Cross vest in front of a white tent.

In 10 minutes, your life can turn upside down.

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When lightning strikes, disaster can follow in mere minutes. Elizabeth, her husband, four children and family dog escaped a sudden home fire, and were grateful for the support of the Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance Team in Prince Albert, SK. 

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