Our Charity Profile: Canadian Red Cross

As one of Canada’s leading humanitarian charities, the Canadian Red Cross improves the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
Charitable donations are vital to sustaining our broad range of programs and allowing the Canadian Red Cross to prepare for and respond to disasters.

The range of Canadian Red Cross programs and services includes:

2017-2018 AT A GLANCE:

  • 2,977 disaster responses in Canada
  • 132,472 Canadians assisted
  • More than 6,000 engaged volunteers
  • More than 3 million assisted globally 
  • 167 Canadian experts deployed to 37 countries 
  • 2 field clinics deployed to Bangladesh and Somaliland with 8,850 medical consultations performed
  • 1.04 million Canadians took Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses
  • 557,000 Canadians took Red Cross First Aid courses
  • 8,000 people reached in disaster preparedness awareness
  • 783,000 children, youth and adults attended violence, bullying and abuse prevention workshops in Canada
  • 8,600 first aid instructors trained
  • 1,100 lifeguards trained

You can support the work of the Canadian Red Cross by making an online donation.