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Heroes among us: Volunteers during local disasters

When looking at a map of Northern Saskatchewan, you’ll notice the roads are few and far between. It’s easy to wonder, how do people get help promptly during times of need? The answer is through the dedicated volunteers locally placed throughout the community who spring into action when duty calls.

Opioid Harm Reduction: See the person, stop the stigma

For people who use opioids, a major obstacle on the road to recovery is the harmful stigma they face around them. According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, one in 10 Canadians currently experience substance use problems and a further eight in 10 people with substance use disorder report facing barriers to recovery, including stigma.

Adventure ahead: Wilderness first aid, planning and preparedness

Canada is well known for its stunning and vast wilderness – and the adventurous people who explore it. There’s a certain sense of challenge and satisfaction that comes with backcountry expeditions – relying on yourself and your survival skills while immersed in nature. At the same time, adventuring in the wilderness comes with undeniable risks. Each year, the media reports tragic tales of ill-fated trips to remote areas.

How Danielle honours those who never came home from residential schools: Setting the children free

Learn how Danielle Robinson uses her art to help her and those around her navigate their feelings through the current events impacting Indigenous Peoples in Canada this last year. The Canadian Red Cross Society is honoured that Indigenous people such as Danielle Robinson choose to avail their expertise to our humanitarian objectives.

Relatable experience helps support Ukrainian arrivals

Canadian Red Cross’ Wajid Mughal uses his experience starting a new life in a new country to support Ukrainians arriving in Canada. 
 

How to recognize the signs of opioid poisoning and how you can help

Opioid poisoning can happen any time and to anyone: a loved one, friend, colleague or neighbour. If you found someone in need of help, would you know what to do to help? 

What the conflict in Ukraine means for food security

Millions of people are being impacted by the conflict in Ukraine - these impacts are also being felt by people thousands of kilometres away. For some countries already facing food insecurity, the interruption to the food supply chain will be devastating.

Workplace changes and well-being: adapting to a new era

As some COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, employers may ask their staff to return to the workplace. Adapting to many changes in a relatively short period of time can be challenging, so it’s important to make sure we are of taking care of our mental health.

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