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Volunteer profile: A little HELP along the way

September is Continuing Care Month in Nova Scotia. We’re profiling Red Crossers in recognition of all the great work they do in caring for people outside of a hospital setting. There’s nothing more rewarding than feeling like as much as you give,...

The nuts and bolts of building wheelchairs

September is Continuing Care Month in Nova Scotia. We’ll be profiling Red Crossers in recognition of all the great work they do in caring for people outside of a hospital setting. Red Cross staff member Paul MacKinnon takes great pride in his...

Celebrating Canada Day in Honduras

While many of us celebrated Canada Day at neighbourhood BBQs, Canadian Red Cross delegate Elaine Hernandez, celebrated with a pancake breakfast with the Honduras Red Cross. In attendance was the President of Honduras, the Minister of Health and the C...

Fun new approach to seniors’ well-being

With the support of a Red Cross program, seniors in Saint John, NB are keeping busy playing sports on the Wii, grooving to the Latin beats of Zumba and even getting therapeutic massages. It all started when Dugna London and Debbie McLeod teame...

Saying thanks to our Community Support Workers

Today is Personal Support Worker Day in Ontario and we’re celebrating the hard work and dedication of our Community Support Workers (CSWs) across the province. Did you know that the Canadian Red Cross is one of the largest non-profit pro...

Mayors deliver meals with a smile

A group of Meals on Wheels clients in Mississauga had lunch served to them today by a new volunteer with a familiar face: Mayor Hazel McCallion. She was learning first-hand what it’s like to be a Canadian Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteer. McCal...

A special holiday message

The President of the Red Cross Ontario Zone Council, Diane Girard, recently sent the following holiday greeting with staff and volunteers in Ontario. It’s such a great message that we wanted to share it with all Red Cross volunteers, staff and suppor...

Meals with Gifts on Wheels in Peel

[slideshow] About 300 Meals on Wheels clients in Peel Region will receive a surprise when their hot meals are delivered this week. In the spirit of the holidays, volunteers are handing out some small gifts to each client. What are they receivin...

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