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Women in Leadership: Carmen Ferrer

It is Carmen Ferrer’s job to help meet the needs of people who have lost so much in the wake of disasters. As Head of Emergency Operations, she’s responsible for managing the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) regional response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Read how she became a leader.

Blue ice and red flags: How to stay safe when skating on lake ice

Picture of a lake with people skating and the sun shining in the sky.

Maybe it’s happened to you: You’re skating along the frozen surface of a lake, when CRACK! You see a fracture in the ice shoot out from under your skates. Suddenly you’re wondering… How thick is this ice? Should I be this far out? Tips from Canadian Red Cross ice safety expert Lynn Kolba for having a safe day on the ice.

Picture of a lake with people skating and the sun shining in the sky.

Shovelling snow? Know the risks and mistakes to avoid

Shovelling snow is like a sport unto itself! It is certainly a work-out so it’s important to know how to do it without running the risk of injury. It doesn’t take much to save you a lot of headaches (or should we say, backaches).

New Brunswick volunteer joined the Red Cross response at an LTC home in Manitoba

Liane Greter is an emergency management volunteer from New Brunswick who deployed to Winnipeg, MB, where the Canadian Red Cross has been assisting some long-term care (LTC) homes with their COVID-19 response.

Doctor from Ecuador helps lead Red Cross response to COVID-19

Dr. Denisse Borbor wearing a Red Cross vest.

“I have learned that I am very capable of doing anything that I put my mind to,” says Dr Denisse Borbor following her shift at a long-term care home in Quebec.
The international medical graduate is currently a public health care advisor for the Canadian Red Cross, leading epidemic, prevention and control teams on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

Dr. Denisse Borbor wearing a Red Cross vest.

Winter in the Backcountry: Tips for being prepared

A woman and a man walk with hiking poles in the snow.

More people have been heading into the wilderness to keep themselves active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and that hasn’t slowed since winter began. While a day on snowshoes or skis is a great way to fend off cabin fever, it does come with some risks. Here are some tips for planning and packing for a safe winter excursion.

A woman and a man walk with hiking poles in the snow.

Red Cross aide offers friendship in long-term care home

It was a time of both great joy and profound sadness.
For several weeks, Kara Schiestel worked as an Emergency Care Support Aide with the Canadian Red Cross amid the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in a long-term care home in Manitoba.

Continuum of Care project: A story of change

Content note: This blog discusses female genital mutilation (FGM)
Through the Continuum of Care project, Aziza Abdikadir Hassan, Gender and Diversity Manager for the Somali Red Crescent Society has worked to train health officers and many community volunteers on various Protection Gender and Inclusion topics. One of the topics was awareness and community mobilization to prevent FGM.

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