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“Make art. Be well.” Using art to help people with mental health issues thrive during COVID-19

MAC is a non-profit organization based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, that aims to empower people to explore their artistic potential while on their journey to mental health wellness. Like many organizations across the country, My Artist’s Corner has not been immune to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It takes a village: Reducing sexual and gender-based violence in Nepal

Around the world, over 35 per cent of women have been affected by sexual and gender-based violence. While many countries aim to combat this type of violence through legislation, engaging communities is often a very effective way to promote a change in behaviour.
 

From the Lebanese Red Cross to the Canadian Red Cross: one volunteer’s unusual life path

From volunteering with the Red Cross in his home of Lebanon since he was 18 to now helping the Canadian Red Cross, read about one volunteer's unusual life path.

Portrait of a volunteer with a heart of gold

After 45 years of volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, Gaétane Rioux is still as caring as ever when she arrives at the scene of a fire. Whether the year is 1975 or 2020, people who are impacted by a disaster all experience a range of strong emotions when their homes are on fire. Gaétane and her fellow volunteers are there to provide compassion and a shoulder to lean on through such challenging times.

A new Canadian on the frontlines of Red Cross COVID-19 response

2020 is turning out to be a year of firsts for Dr Mubariz Tariq.
It’s the first time he is supporting a pandemic response; it’s the first time he has visited an Indigenous community; it’s the first time he is carrying a Canadian passport; and it’s the first time he is working with the Canadian Red Cross.

Providing emergency aid in Honduras

In November, the Canadian Red Cross sent an emergency health clinic and aid workers to Honduras to provide much-needed health services after Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the Central America region. 

Hear from those working to end gender-based violence

From November 25 to December 10, we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This is a time when we shine a light on gender-based violence happening in our communities and around the world – as well as the work being done to put an end to it.
 

Free resources to keep you entertained at home: Part 2

It’s normal to feel out of sorts as the days get shorter and the temperature approaches zero (or below), especially when many of us are at home due to the pandemic. To help brighten up your days and keep you entertained, we have some free indoor activities for the whole family, even your pet!

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