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Safety essentials to bring in your backpack for your next hike

Heading out for a hike is a delightful way to explore nature. Whether you’re an occasional walker or a hiking aficionado, you’ll need specific equipment to be better prepared in an emergency. This checklist will help you pack some key essentials for your next hike. 

In good hands: A PEI family shares their gratitude for the help they received from Red Cross

Shah, his wife, his two young children and his elderly parents lived without electricity as temperatures dropped on the island after Hurricane Fiona. Luckily, Shah soon found out about the support Red Cross was offering to people impacted by the hurricane and was introduced to “Mister René,” as he likes to call René Omalosanga, the accommodation lead for the response to Hurricane Fiona in Prince Edward Island.

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.

How Red Cross is helping those impacted by Fiona in Canada

The Canadian Red Cross continues to support those significantly impacted by post tropical storm Fiona that hit parts of the Atlantic provinces and Quebec. To date, the Red Cross has registered more than 79,000 households in all provinces impacted by the hurricane, and already distributed more than $11 million in financial assistance to over 32,000 eligible households.

How to stay healthy this cold & flu season

It’s the time of year when the weather cools, the trees change colour, and we prepare for holidays this season. With Thanksgiving coming up, and more people gathering indoors, it will help to know these tips to keep you and your family as safe – and healthy – as possible this fall.

10 steps to take after a flood

Cleaning up after flooding in your home isn’t simple, and it can be extremely dangerous with contaminated water or damaged electrical wire; bsut there are steps you can take to minimize risk and help restore your house to your home. Here are 10 safety precautions to follow after flooding.

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.

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