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Four kids make an ordinary day extraordinary at Red Cross in Toronto

Last Friday, it appeared at first glance like it would be a regular February day around the Canadian Red Cross Toronto office. However, we had no clue that four children would come by and put a smile on all of our faces. In the morning, an 8-y...

Red Cross responds to New Zealand earthquake

*This blog was originally posted by our sister society, the British Red Cross. By Victoria Watts This morning, we have woken up to the devastating news that Christchurch in New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake last night, killing a...

Three cheers for volunteers!

The buzz around Halifax these days is all about the 2011 Canada Games and a Canadian Red Cross staffer is playing an important role at the sporting event – not as an athlete, but as a volunteer. Ancel Langille has temporarily set aside his Red...

Turning to social media in times of emergency

A few days ago, I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment while taking out the garbage (just a tad bit embarrassing). I had no keys, phone, or coat with me. My roommate Sara wasn’t home and I didn’t know her cell phone number by heart. I could...

The Red Cross Round-up

 The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. CHINA: Millions of farmers in China are concerned about the impact of what state media says is the worst drought in at least six decades. ...

The Dark Side of Love in a Digital World

Visit any drug store and you’ll know—love, er Valentine’s Day—is in the air and on the shelves. It’s a good time to reflect on the changing nature of love in a digital world and the need to manage our digital relationships, in good situations, and ba...

Happy Valentine’s Day! Meet couples who volunteer at Red Cross

*Co-written with David St. Georges, community services coordinator at Canadian Red Cross, Sudbury branch * It’s Valentines Day’s – a time to celebrate love and relationships. It has been said that a key to any successful relationship is spending q...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator with 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: Over 1 million people have been affect...

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