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Drowning: Are your children at risk?

Finding a child unresponsive in the water is a parent’s worst nightmare. It can happen very quickly and only takes a very small amount of water. Sadly, drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 in Canada and it’s preventable.

Enjoy the outdoors with 8 safety tips from Red Cross

As Canadians prepare to open their cottages or go camping this long weekend, we want to share these top Red Cross tips to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip.

Infographic: Boating-related fatalities in Canada

Today marks National Lifejacket Day and as the long weekend approaches, we want to ensure that Canadians are aware of the importance of lifejackets while engaging in water-related activities.

Photo of the Day: Buckles visits Parliament Hill

Earlier this week, Buckles, the Canadian Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety mascot, made an appearance on Parliament Hill.

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season to stuff stockings and wrap carefully selected gifts for our friends and loved ones. But did you know that you could also give the gift of preparedness this holiday? Some Red Crossers have put together  their favourite gift ideas:

Never too late to learn how to swim

When NBA player Brandon Bass (yes, that’s really his name) made headlines recently, it wasn’t for his skills on the basketball court but for his admission that he lacked one important skill: swimming. He didn’t learn this in his childhood but he's de...

Photo of the Day: There’s a new kid in town!

Some of you may know our mascots here at the Canadian Red Cross- such as Buckles, who promotes water safety and Ready Goose, who helps children learn about disaster preparedness. However, there’s a new and improved kid in town who deserves some a...

Red cross swims overseas!

China reportedly has one of the highest drowning rates in the world, so the Red Cross Society of China has been taking action to reduce it. And, during the past couple of weeks, a Canadian Red Cross team had the chance to be part of that action. S...

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