Friendly Calls Program

The Canadian Red Cross Friendly Calls program helps address issues of isolation and loneliness which have become heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program pairs a trained Red Cross volunteer or staff member with an adult who is feeling isolated or lonely, who may have limited social and family connections, or who feels they could benefit from more social interaction. 

At a regularly scheduled time, Red Cross personnel call the people with whom they are paired for a social chat, connecting them, if needed, with resources available in their community.

The Friendly Calls program is free and is available to any adult who feels they could benefit from more social interaction.

It’s not just about making a phone call. It’s about forming connections.
Visit your provincial or territorial page to learn more about Friendly Calls in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this program, visit

Have questions? Perhaps our Frequently Asked Questions can help.

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