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Resources for educators and parents to help kids stay safe around water

Parents, teachers and caregivers can all play an important role in keeping children safe when they are in, on or around water. Drowning is preventable. Through education, we can help children enjoy the water safely this summer.

The Red Cross has put together a series of educational resources on water safety intended for both children and those who care for them.  
 

From Trenton to Operation Remote Immunity: Red Cross Worker Shares his Journey in Public Health Nursing

Red Cross Worker George Rudanycz and team ready for action

When Sarnia-based George Rudanycz retired after 38 years of critical care nursing in 2019, he believed that his most hectic days were behind him. Today, George is grateful to say he is busier than ever.
 

Red Cross Worker George Rudanycz and team ready for action

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal: New relationships and opportunities for collaboration in urban communities

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Thanks to funding from Indigenous Services Canada, via First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and in collaboration with the First Nations Health Managers Association, the Canadian Red Cross launched a Help Desk to support Indigenous community leaders prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Here is how the Help Desk made it possible to help one of these leaders.

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How to adapt your emergency car kit for summer in a pandemic

We know it’s important to have an emergency kit for our homes – one that prepares us for up to 72 hours after a disaster - should help not be able to arrive until then; but do you have an emergency kit prepared for your car?

Tips to exercise outdoors safely this spring while keeping your distance

While Health Canada is telling Canadians to stay at home as much as possible, they also encourage you to “go outside to exercise but stay close to home.” So how do you enjoy being outdoors in a safe way? Here are our tips to make the most out of spring weather despite the social distancing measures imposed by COVID-19.

Would you know what to do in case of a landslide like the one in Saint-Jean-Vianney?

Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1971, a landslide swallowed 56 homes in the village of Saint-Jean-Vianney in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, claiming 31 lives and forcing 1,342 people to seek refuge in reception centres and shelters.
 

Feeling stressed? How to handle the ongoing pandemic

For many Canadians, probably every Canadian, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing some form of upset in daily life. The cycles of lockdowns and various protocols can be overwhelming at a time when your stress levels are already higher than normal. With so many things out of our control, what can we do about it?

Five inspiring stories mark five years of resilience and progress after Alberta wildfires

Disasters affect people in different ways, but it is clear that hope, gratitude and determination prevail in stories of the devastating 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray and the surrounding region. There are many stories of people helping people in the region, but the five following stories showcase the power of humanity at its best.

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