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Be FAST: How to recognize the signs of a stroke

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When someone experiences a health emergency in front of you, it can be overwhelming. So many questions suddenly flash through your mind. Time is of the essence in the case of a stroke, so it is very important to stay calm and spring into action fast.

Ambulance speeding through city street with blur effect

Finding purpose in service: Bobbi Montean, Red Cross Volunteer

Bobbi Montean smiling wearing white winter jacket

“Be open. Be willing to try something you’ve never ever done before.”
 
Looking back on over 30 years of volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, Bobbi Montean speaks from a wealth of experience.

Bobbi Montean smiling wearing white winter jacket

How to enjoy summer during a pandemic

Boy playing in a sprinkler.

It’s been a difficult year and the last few months have probably felt longer. Now that the weather is warming, it’s natural to want to spend as much time outside as possible. With that in mind, we have some tips to keep you safe this summer.

Boy playing in a sprinkler.

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

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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.  
 

Young child swimming underwater, smiling

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

Red Cross Worker George Rudanycz and team stand with backs to camera pointing to jackets

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 stand with backs to camera pointing to jackets

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.

Drumsticks laying on a large drum sitting on the floor.

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

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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?

A winding road lined with trees under a sunny sky

Tips to exercise outdoors safely this spring while keeping your distance

A person runs on a road during a sunny day

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.

A person runs on a road during a sunny day

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