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Musician Tom Jackson partners with Red Cross to inspire change

Aimed at inspiring Canadians into action, musician and lifelong philanthropist Tom Jackson is releasing his new single “I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying”, which focuses on global wellness and the belief that, together, we can put an end to war.

Highlights from Emergency Preparedness Week Twitter chat

Earlier this week, the Canadian Red Cross hosted a Twitter chat with our emergency management partners to mark Emergency Preparedness Week. If you missed the chat, you can check out highlights in the Storify posted below. Participants shared great tips on how families can prepare to face emergencies.

Join our Twitter chat about emergency preparedness

Some Canadians don’t believe a disaster will happen in their community, yet, last year, many Canadians experienced disasters through events such as the Lac-Megantic derailment, Alberta floods and Toronto ice storm, as well as personal disasters like house fire or flooding. Are you prepared in case of an emergency? Join us on May 7 at 3 pm EDT for a live Twitter chat on emergency preparedness using the hashtag #BeReady.

The Red Cross Social Team: Join us and make a difference

Did you know that in 140 characters or less or by posting on Facebook you can help the Canadian Red Cross carry out our mission during a disaster. Meet two members of the Social Team who love what they do. 

New Social Ambassador: Jamie-Leigh Cuthbertson

We welcome Jamie-Leigh Cuthbertson as our newest Social Ambassador. Jamie had been part of the social media team as consultant but now continues as a volunteer to support the Canadian Red Cross’ online presence.

Tech Talk: Crowdsourcing during emergencies in Kenya

The 2013 World Disasters Report offers a good study of crowdsourcing and the role of digital volunteers in emergencies. Many Red Cross societies around the world are exploring how they can crowdsource and communicate information through social med...

Tech Talk: Help us amplify the call for protection in Syria

We are inviting Canadian Red Cross friends and supporters to join the Red Cross Red Crescent Thunderclap campaign for Syria, to bring attention to the on-going humanitarian crisis and to call on all parties in the conflict to respect and protect volu...

Tech Talk: Twitter launches alerts service

Recently, Twitter announced a new 'Alerts' program that allows local, national, and international agencies like emergency management officials, law enforcement, public safety agencies and organizations that provide emergency relief such as the Red Cr...

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