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Red Cross puts life-saving help in your pocket

The Canadian Red Cross today took a giant leap into the mobile world, launching its first-ever mobile app. The app is ground-breaking for us, but more importantly, it can save your life. The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid App, a free download ...

Learning first aid an empowering experience

Guest post by Sandra Brunner, a member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Team and a Red Cross digital volunteer I recently had to update my CPR/AED skills to include infants, as I was teaching mom and baby Pilates classes. I thought it would also b...

Red Cross ERU: A day in the life of a mass casualty "victim"

On my last visit to the Red Cross field hospital training camp I was in awe of the amount of work and training that is involved. The team of highly skilled doctors, nurses, anesthetists, midwives, psycho-social support workers, technicians, logisti...

Video footage inside ERU training

This week, a group of delegates with the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) took part in a training exercise. CTV was there to capture a portion of the training and interview a few of the participants. It’s a great inside look at how th...

Photo of the Day: New Training Centre in Nova Scotia

The Canadian Red Cross office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was buzzing this morning after Premier Dexter announced that the province is contributing $800,000 to a new training facility for volunteers. The centre of excellence for disaster management...

Photo of the Day: Using makeup to learn First Aid

Nope, this gruesome look isn't a result of a zombie apocalypse or an unfortunate Valentine's Day accident. It's all part of learning First Aid at the Red Cross. Kaysha Edwards, Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program Representative in Alberta, us...

Photo of the Day: Exploring humanitarian law with Ontario teachers

Late last year, 15 teachers and 5 teacher candidates attended the second annual Exploring Humanitarian Law Teachers Conference in Hamilton, Ontario. The Exploring Humanitarian Law program provides a toolkit of resources to educate students on the...

Photo of the Day: Ontario volunteers participate in disaster management training

A group of volunteers spent part of this Saturday being trained in disaster management in the Halton Hills region in Ontario. Now that they have completed their training, the volunteers will be added to the list of active volunteers in their regi...

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