Home - Canadian Red Cross Blog

Latest Posts

Red Cross responds to Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with provincial, municipal, and Indigenous governments to provide help for people, communities, and businesses that have been impacted by Fiona. Find out how we are helping and where to get help if you need it.

Trial and triumph in Lebanon: Canadians’ generosity making an impact a world away

Lebanon has been facing an evolving and complex humanitarian crisis for several years, generating widespread and growing needs for humanitarian assistance. The people of Lebanon are the ones bearing the brunt of the impact of a series of devastating crises: a complex economic and financial crisis, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020.

World First Aid Day: Safe + Sound with the Canadian Red Cross

For more than 70 years, the Canadian Red Cross has empowered Canadians through First Aid education and certification through training partners. The Red Cross free First Aid app also places life-saving advice in the hands of every Canadian. In British Columbia, one such Training Partner is Safe + Sound First Aid Training, which consistently provides Red Cross certified first aid and CPR training. More than two decades later, Gill McCulloch, the Owner/Director for Safe + Sound First Aid Training, continues to call this collaboration one of her best decisions to date.

HELP: How the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program supports my mobility and independence  

Disability doesn’t discriminate, it can appear in our lives, whether from birth, through illness and injury, or simply by the natural process of aging. Chances are, you or someone you know, lives with some form of temporary or permanent disability. Would you know where to turn to if you needed health equipment to maintain your quality of life?

Is your work-from-home environment as safe as you think?

It’s undeniable; the amount of people working from home in the last few years has exponentially increased. While working from the comfort of our home has its share of advantages for many, there are also considerations to take when thinking about safety.

Working together to save a life: how a work team switched gears in a first aid emergency

An operations crew within Public Works for the City of St. John’s, NL, found out the importance of teamwork – and training - in a recent first aid emergency resulting in the crew being nominated for the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award.

Red Cross and Red Crescent respond to record-breaking floods in Pakistan

Monsoon rainfall in Pakistan is causing catastrophic landslides and flash flooding across the country. The record-breaking rains are nearly three times higher than the past 30-year average and have impacted an estimated 33 million people – for scale, the population of Canada is just over 38.6 million. 

Wilberforce Red Cross outpost celebrates 100-year anniversary

On Aug 15th, Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The outpost served as a nursing station and mini-hospital for those who needed health care in isolated communities. The outpost was the first of its kind in the Ontario Division of the Canadian Red Cross.

Subscribe for safety tips, stories from the field, and information on how to get involved with the Canadian Red Cross.

The Canadian Red Cross takes your privacy seriously. We do not distribute or sell your email address to anyone. View our privacy policy.

About The Blog

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.

Blog Archives