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Working to make “no more bullies” a reality

Right around back-to-school, several tragic stories began to appear in the media about bullying. Around the same time, popular Ottawa radio morning show host, Stu Schwartz (known affectionately by his on-air name: @stuntmanstu) began to speak-out...

Looking plum perfect for a cause

We recently received this photo from our branch in Cornwall, Ontario where staff members participated in “Dress Purple Day” on October 14.  The event was part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you are wondering about the snazzy car, it’s a 197...

Lights, camera, action: Youth films screen at Vancouver Film Fest

This year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, audiences will get a lesson in bullying prevention courtesy of Red Cross youth! The Red Cross worked with teens to produce several short videos exploring the impact of bullying in schools as ...

Back-to-school: tips to help eliminate the bully blues

It’s back-to-school day, AKA “the most wonderful time of the year” for parents. However, for some parents, that’s not the case. This morning, as most kids across the country filled their backpacks with new supplies, put on new clothes, and looked ...

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...

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...

Students use creativity to fight bullying

*Guest blog from Janice Babineau, Canadian Red Cross communications coordinator in Atlantic Canada * [slideshow] Bullying can happen to anyone. That message was heard loud and clear on Friday when students, parents and even elected officials sh...

RespectED in profile

*Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind Last week an excited and committed group gathered in an Aurora, Ontario hotel room for four days to get to know each other, eat some Thai food, share some laughs and receive some important trai...

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