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Water safety and representation with Justice Vandale-Niccolls

Alberta Coordinator of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety Program for the Canadian Red Cross, Justice Vandale-Niccolls discusses water safety, representation and cultural connection.

The Fort McKay Wellness Center: Helping kids in time of need

For more than 20 years, the Fort McKay Wellness Center, a non-profit organization in Fort McKay, Alberta, has been helping children and youth in Indigenous communities and from low-income families. When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, the Center was forced to close its doors. Despite these challenges, they managed to keep in contact with the community through a variety of creative ways.

Tapping into tradition to support food security in Indigenous communities in the Maritimes

Women of First Light is a not-for-profit organization led by Indigenous women in the Maritimes that seeks to heal communities, families and society by remembering and returning to the traditional ways of their ancestors. The group has reintroduced land-based learning activities, such as community gardens in several communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as a tool for education to support food security for Indigenous communities.

Reasons for hope during COVID-19 in Indigenous communities

Tom Jackson loves you.
You might think that’s funny or that he’s just being smart but he’s not. It’s his promise to you. And for Jackson, who has been part of the Canadian consciousness through his work in television, film, and music for decades, love is what we need right now.

Adapting the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for COVID-19

When Lesley-Anne Morley took on leadership of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for the Canadian Red Cross in 2014, she never imagined that, years later, she would be adapting the program for a global pandemic.

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.

A true champion of the Strength & Spirit campaign

As a boy, Bob Whitelaw grew up near a First Nation reservation in southern Ontario and had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the community’s culture and traditions. He recalls with fondness many of the adventures he shared with his childhood friends.

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.

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