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The Community Services Recovery Fund – supporting community organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

A new program has been launched to help community service organizations in Canada strengthen their internal structures and practices as they recover from the pandemic. This will, in turn, assist them as they continue to support their communities.

Mental health and men: how to support your loved ones

Men also experience mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Knowing this, why don’t we hear about it more? Whether it’s a family member or a friend you are worried about, here are some tips to spot depression and to support someone going through it, as well as some resources.

Language, culture, and mental health support following a disaster

Guy Choquet, the Red Cross Director of Operations, Alberta Fire Recovery in Fort McMurray was one of thousands of people evacuated when flood waters came into the downtown area on April 26, 2020.
Choquet was also instrumental in supporting the Flood Collaborative, a group of local community organizations that formed to identify and address any gaps in services as residents began the recovery process.

3 reasons why volunteering is the best New Year's resolution

When considering New Year's resolutions, it’s easy to have a long list of ambitions: meet new people, learn a new skill, spend more time with family and friends and so on. But, if you want to combine all those goals into one, make your resolution to volunteer in 2023!

On the front lines of migration in the Sonoran Desert

Last November, a delegation from the Canadian Red Cross visited the Mexican Red Cross team in Nogales, a city in the state of Sonora bordering the U.S. state of Arizona. Many of the residents of this arid desert town came from other parts of the country to work in one of the numerous cross-border manufacturing plants, or maquiladoras, that produce goods for international export.

Tips to support your wellbeing during holidays

The holiday season is approaching and for some, it can bring a range of emotions. It can be a joyful time of coming together with loved ones, as well as a challenging reminder of loss and hardship. Regardless of our circumstance, we all experience stress in different ways and it’s important to find the tools that help you manage. Here, we share some suggestions.

More than a century of tireless service: Celebrating Dilke Red Cross Society

On December 16, 1916, in the small community of Dilke, just northwest of Regina, Saskatchewan, a group of 24 men and women formed a society to help soldiers who were away at war. Little did they know this would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship that would span generations, for more than a century.

Not everyone experiences chest pain during a heart attack 

If you witnessed a family member who has stopped breathing and is unresponsive, would you know what to do? Fewer than half of Canadians say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.

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