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What you need to know if you fall through the ice

No matter how careful, emergencies on the ice can still happen. Here is what to do if you fall through the ice, or you need to help someone fall through the ice. 

How the Red Cross came to help Gertrude the guinea pig

This is the story of a small guinea pig named Gertrude Rose who escaped a devastating house fire with her human. They are now slowly recovering thanks to the efforts of local fire and paramedics, the comfort they give each other and the support of the Canadian Red Cross.

Ice, ice, safety!

Digital volunteer Farah Ng's and her family were quick to embrace Canada's winter weather when relatives arrived from Hong Kong - in this blog she shares some ways to enjoy fun on the ice while staying safe.

Energizing Haiti through micro-franchises

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, many families and individuals in Haiti had their livelihoods destroyed overnight. Severe damage to both the agricultural and fisheries sectors meant the majority of the population lost their primary sources of income. In addition to these challenges, poor households in Haiti allocate a high percentage of their budget to energy expenditures, especially when they use poor-quality and energy-inefficient equipment.
 

Fort McMurray volunteer continues to give back

Over two years ago, Nicole Greville was one of more than 80,000 Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo residents impacted by devastating forest fires. When she returned to Fort McMurray weeks after being evacuated, she felt restless and sidelined. She decided to become a walk-in volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross. “It was empowering to be able to help my neighbours during this time and offer a familiar face.”
 

6 New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to make new resolutions (and finally get around to doing the ones you were supposed to do in 2018)! For 2019, take it upon yourself to create a more safe and selfless year with the following resolutions.
 

Top 10 blogs from 2018

With the year winding to an end, we took a look back at some of our most engaging blog posts from 2018. With natural disasters and emergencies occurring across Canada and the world, these blogs reflect the willingness of people to help and some inspiring stories of people wanting to make a difference. Here are the top 10 blogs from 2018.

Preparing for greener Red Cross responses in the Americas

Through a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, WWF has provided training and technical support on green recovery and reconstruction to the Red Crosses of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua. Anita and Evelyn took some time to answer a few questions about the initiative for us.and Evelyn took some time to answer a few questions about the initiative for us.

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