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Yummy Mummy: Teaching children to swim is a parent's responsibility

*Special thank you to the Yummy Mummy Club and blogger Sharon DeVellis for sharing this blog post with us. This was originally posted on the Yummy Mummy Club Son No. 1 is afraid of the water.  At a beach or pool he’ll tentatively walk in stopping as ...

Photo Tuesday: Baseball vets raise money to strike out violence and abuse

Every Tuesday, we publish a photo to show Red Cross at work across the province or around the world. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know!A big thanks to The Fergie Jenkins Foundation which recently raised $6,500 for the Canadian Red Cross Respe...

Saskatchewan goes pink!

*Guest blog by Candace Lamb, Canadian Red Cross When I was in school I was bullied.  I saw kids in my class bullied and should have stood up for them more often than I did.  I watched the affects of bullying on my sister.  I watched her personalit...

Weather alert for Southern Ontario

This      +  This  =  a possible bad combo for Southern Ontario this weekend. Between 25 – 60 millimetres of rain are in the forecast along with warmer temps, which could thaw ice and snow banks, creating floods in some communities.Are you prepared? ...

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...

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...

You know what lots of snow means: Snow people!

Parts of southwestern Ontario are preparing to be hit by a winter storm, possibly bringing 20-30 cm of snow. And while that amount of snow will make it difficult to get around, there is no better way to spend a snow day than building a snowperson in ...

What to wear when it’s cold out there

 “I don’t know what to wear.” As a young woman, I admit this is a phrase that I have said on more than one occasion. However, this morning, with temperatures in Toronto reaching -21C, it had a whole other meaning – warmth was my main focus, not so...

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