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5 ways to keep your swim badges as mementos

Swim badges are an exciting part of Red Cross Swim Lessons. When children are recognized for mastering swimming and water skills in their current Red Cross Swim  level and earn a swim badge – it’s something worth celebrating! We encourage you to celebrate your child’s accomplishment by giving this meaningful item the place it deserves. Check out 5 DIY ways you can keep swim badges as mementos.

Red Cross and McMaster University working together to help older adults

Aging well where you live is a hope for many people. As healthcare plans shift away from hospital stays to have people enjoy life where they live, innovation is needed to help support them.  That's where initiatives like Health TAPESTRY come in.  
 

Paying tribute to lifelong volunteer Betty Anderson

Say hello to lifelong Red Cross supporter Betty Anderson! But had Betty’s mother not slept in the morning of the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, we would have missed out on meeting an extraordinary woman and lifelong supporter of the Canadian Red Cross.

The Gathering Centre: A place of friendship in Ontario’s North

Learn more about The Gathering Centre, a Red Cross program which focuses on bringing together elders in the First Nations community in Peawanuck. 

Calling all youth: be prepared with Stay Safe!

Aiming to give youth important first aid and injury prevention skills, the Canadian Red Cross has updated its Youth program to give youth greater confidence in caring for themselves and others. Stay Safe! is a new course designed for youth aged 9 to 13 years, in order to provide skills and knowledge to increase their confidence in staying safe on their own.

Canadian Red Cross helps food bank in Fort McMurray manage increase in customers

“This food bank hasn’t had line-ups for more than a decade.” Arianna Johnson, executive director at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank in Fort McMurray, says the wildfires changed that. Since it reopened in early June, staff members have prepared and handed out 150 hampers a day, a significant increase from last year.

Delivering community health, with Aviva Canada’s help

In Canada, people over the age of 65 are one of the fastest growing age groups – this means health care needs are changing across the country. Red Cross Community Health and Wellness programs are playing an increasingly important role in addressing the needs of this growing population, and thanks to support from Aviva Canada we are able to expand the work we’re doing.

Tackling bullying, one community at a time

Name calling. Threats. Punching. Excluding. Many individuals endure these types of bullying on a daily basis. Bullying isn’t a short-term problem that only affects children; it is a serious issue that affects 75 per cent of Canadians. The problem is particularly serious in many Indigenous communities, where 95 per cent of individuals have been affected by bullying.

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