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Raising a stink about sanitation

Morning commuters in Sydney, Australia had a bit of a surprise today: toilets out in the open outside a busy subway station. One person sat on each toilet reading, what else, the newspaper. This bit of potty humour was courtesy of our friends at the...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross* The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. SRI LANKA: Since the reserves in and around Nugelanda...

Preventing cholera through songs and education

Check out this video for a look at how Red Cross volunteers are reaching out to Haitians to share important health messages that will help prevent the spread of cholera. So far, the Red Cross has set up one cholera treatment centre in Arcahie, no...

Celebrating World Jazz for Haiti CD

We’re excited to tell you that one of the artists from the World Jazz for Haiti CD, David Clayton-Thomas, will be performing live on Canada AM on Tuesday at 8:50 a.m. 

Red Cross first aid instructor saves daughter from choking

If you have ever taken a Red Cross CPR class, you know that one thing we cover in the classes is choking emergencies. I recently heard a story that illustrates the importance of taking a CPR class. Patrick Quinn, a Red Cross first aid instructor i...

Discovering a Red Cross treasure

When we normally clean out our closets, we tend to find items we think are junk:  perhaps old smelly shoes; that blender that stopped working five months ago; that one birthday gift you’ve been meaning to regift etc. But, when Judy Hawley of Calga...

How can emergency responders use 2,000 nerds?

Recognizing that technology and social media are changing the way in which we respond to disasters, the Red Cross invited CrisisCommons to speak to a gathering of emergency preparedness experts from across Ontario during the Emergency Management Conf...

“Pedaling with Purpose” – The Ride for Red comes to an end

They did it! Congrats to The Ride for Red team who completed their 4,000 km journey in Santa Monica, CA on Friday. The team, consisting of Miss Canada 2009 and three Olympic bobsledders, had been cycling 40 days in Canada and the US to raise ...

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