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A poem to move forward from the Alberta fires

When Peter Derban visited the Red Cross office in Fort McMurray, he shared a poem written about his experiences during the Alberta fires. Through his poetry, he is sure to give credit where credit is due.
 
‘Fire department in Fort Mac like angels work hard, all day and night.
They are tired, won’t give up. Evil flames they fight, nonstop.”

Pay it forward: Aileen's hearts

Aileen Park, an Alberta fires evacuee, is an artist. Over the last five years, she has made thousands of tiny blown-glass hearts that she gives to strangers in the hopes that they will bring a smile to someone’s face. These small Pocket Hearts are a symbol of human connection and are meant to be shared and passed along. More recently the hearts have been given to people facing hardships or as a thank you for the generosity from others around her. Her little tokens of hope and solidarity are now spread across every continent.

Photo exhibition: War from the Victims' Perspective

Visually capturing the effects of war, a collection of photographs entitled ‘War from the Victims' Perspective’ by Jean Mohr, will be on display from October 30th to February 10th to mark the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Join in Wisdom of the North exhibition at Nuit Blanche

Showcasing the strength and spirit of First Nation communities in Northern Ontario, Wisdom of the North unveils during Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche, which runs from sunset Saturday, Oct. 4, to sunrise Sunday in Toronto.

Red Cross Presents Wisdom of the North Photo Exhibition at Nuit Blanche

This year, as part of Toronto’s art event Scotiabank Nuit Blanche held on October 4, Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be occupying space in downtown Toronto’s media-saturated entertainment district - front and centre, in a dramatic display contrasting the city’s busy streetscape.

Through the Lens: Photo essay of Moose Cree First Nation

This photo essay is a collection of images taken by Toronto-based freelance photographer Johan Hallberg-Campbell during his recent deployments with the Red Cross to Moose Cree First Nation – a remote community off the James Bay coast in Northern ...

Youth imagine, create, and inspire change at art show in Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Red Cross in the York Region of Ontario is hosting an art show to raise awareness and funds for the WAPP (West Africa Partnership Program). The “Create Your Own Peace – Imagine, Create @ Inspire Change” art show opens on the evening of Februa...

New London sanitation exhibit to get people talking about poo

Admit it—talk around the dinner table at your house most likely never turns to what happens in the privacy of the washroom. The folks at the London School of Hygiene @ Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are trying to change that with a new exhibition. It’s ...

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