Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

Claudine St-Jean

From Alberta to Quebec: Helping in Long Term Care facilities

December 14, 2020 - When Claudine St-Jean saw the posting for people who could assist in Quebec long-term care facilities, she knew immediately she had to put her name forward.

 

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Red Cross volunteers reach out to seniors with a friendly check-up call

December 08, 2020 - Luisa Castro knows her volunteers have formed a bond with a lonely senior just by looking at their faces when they hang up the phone.

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Alberta Red Crosser lends a hand to recovery efforts in the Bahamas

December 07, 2020 - The Bahamas are more than a year into rebuilding after Hurricane Dorian, which devastated communities across the islands in September 2019. Today, the Red Cross continues to work with the community on the long road to recovery.

 

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Water and Sanitation assessment in the Old City of Homs.

Armed conflict, insecure environments and disasters in the COVID-19 era

October 21, 2020 - Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in conflict zones work under challenges most of us can’t imagine; treating frequent injuries from bombs and bullets, dealing with disrupted supply lines, and managing hospitals and clinics that are damaged or even under attack. Now imagine adding COVID-19 into that mix.

 

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Water safety and representation with Justice Vandale-Niccolls

September 08, 2020 -

Justice Vandale-Niccolls is the Alberta Coordinator of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety Program for the Canadian Red Cross. 
 
Red Cross Talks discussed Justice’s passions for swimming and water safety, her job and career goals.

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Community grant helps Calgary Pride take annual festival virtual

September 03, 2020 - A flotilla of rafts bearing rainbow flags on the Bow River, a hotel balcony drag show and a Pride History walk and brunch… These are just some of the events that are brightening Calgary streets this summer as part of the city’s annual Pride Week.
 

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Adapting the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for COVID-19

August 19, 2020 -

When Lesley-Anne Morley took on leadership of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for the Canadian Red Cross in 2014, she never imagined that, years later, she would be adapting the program for a global pandemic.

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Community grant helps centre for young immigrants stay open during COVID-19

August 19, 2020 -

The Francophone Association of Brooks is working hard to continue programming amidst the pandemic. Staying open means doing temperature screenings, physical distancing, and frequent cleaning of surfaces, including bathrooms and the three vans they use to transport participants to and from activities.

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Former Syrian refugee in Calgary giving back through soap fundraiser

June 19, 2020 - A former Syrian refugee in Canada is fighting COVID-19 the best way he knows how - with an ancient family soap recipe. Abdulfatah Sabouni of Calgary’s Aleppo Savon is donating 25 per cent of the proceeds of his new neem-oil soap to the Red Cross’ Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Global Appeal fund.

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Flooding and Other Disasters Amidst COVID-19

June 02, 2020 - Disasters like flooding and fires don’t stop during the COVID-19 pandemic and neither does the support of the Canadian Red Cross. The only thing that has changed is the way we deliver that support. Now, we are helping virtually by phone and online.

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