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Lessons learned at International Humanitarian Law conference

How relevant is international humanitarian law in modern conflicts? This depends on whether the laws are applied and respected. It’s also important to remember that “laws of war” are constantly changing.

These are a few of the perspectives presented recently at the second annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Conference held at the University of Calgary. 

Pink Shirt Day 2015

Stepping into the school a few days later, I had not expected such flamboyance. The school caretaker had covered all the overhead lights in pink cellophane, which now projected a pinkish hue in the hallways, as though an anti-bullying Instagram filter had been set upon the school. Rosy balloons festooned the gymnasium, while students raced around in their pink attire.

Giving what matters: Our holiday gift guide

If you’re still looking for some great and meaningful gift ideas to show someone you truly care, here are some of our suggestions:

Giving Tuesday: Text to donate to Red Cross in Atlantic Canada

This Giving Tuesday, support the Red Cross by participating in local events across Atlantic Canada. Or, you can text redcross to 30333 to donate $5 instantly.

Highway hero saves life using CPR

Ed Lochhead knows the importance of CPR because it saved his wife’s life.
In August, the couple was driving from Calgary to Vancouver for a much-anticipated vacation. On a remote stretch of highway in British Columbia, Ed noticed his wife, Janice, was suddenly quiet. He turned to find her unconscious and in cardiac arrest.

Ed frantically chased down a passing truck. The driver immediately called 911 and performed lifesaving CPR.


Help provide warmth to those in need by purchasing TOMS apparel at Target

This holiday season, Target customers can share in the spirit of giving by purchasing items included in a limited-edition collaboration with TOMS.  Every purchase will provide a blanket, meals or shoes to those in need by matching your purchases with donations. 

Pumpkin Picassos: Red Cross staff show off their artistic flare

Things got spooky at Ontario Red Cross headquarters this Friday, October 31, when staff held a Halloween potluck, including a pumpkin carving contest with designs ranging from traditional jack-o-lanterns to a portrait of Red Cross founder, Henri Dunant.

How to survive Halloween, Red Cross style

Halloween is upon us, ghouls and gals. Are you prepared for the spooktacular festivities? Let Red Cross guide you through the things that go bump in the night with five survival tips.

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