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NAMI Community Grant

January 11, 2021 - The Nigerian Association of Manitoba was one of the many not-for-profit organizations across Canada that received funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. The grant provided families in need with food to sustain them for three weeks.
 

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Red Cross connects with First Nations youth through art

December 18, 2020 - Bored and isolated, who hasn’t struggled with those feelings in the last nine months? And then a package arrives in your community. It’s filled with stress relief strategies, positive messages, and a fun-filled afternoon of creation and expression. The Canadian Red Cross really knows how to pack a box!

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Help Support Our Community with Co-op Give Cards

December 08, 2020 - In an average month, Canadian Red Cross personal disaster assistance teams respond to about six requests for assistance. But this July, our Winnipeg volunteers supported a massive 21 personal disasters.

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Free wellness webinars to support educators and service providers supporting youth

December 01, 2020 - The Red Cross is offering a mini-series of learning sessions for educators and service providers who support young minds and hearts, with the goal of empowering youth on their pathways of health and wellness.
 

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Helping newcomers to Canada manage the challenges of living in a pandemic

October 28, 2020 - When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, newcomer families to Canada were among those hit particularly hard. Regularly accessed community programs shut down, and the sense of isolation grew as spring turned to summer.

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Winnipeg volunteer shares her experiences to help fellow newcomers prevent injuries

October 24, 2020 - When Bavleen Kaur moved to Winnipeg from India, she wanted to volunteer in her new community. Her attention was captured by the Canadian Red Cross SmartStart program, which teaches injury prevention to newcomers to Canada. She ended up applying her newfound safety skills almost immediately.

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Winnipeg’s big month of disasters

October 06, 2020 - In an average month, personal disaster assistance teams respond to about 6 requests for assistance. But this July, our Winnipeg volunteers supported a massive 21 personal disasters.
 

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Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19 including links to MB resources

September 30, 2020 - We have passed the six-month mark of living in a COVID-19 world and things are not getting any less stressful. Now, more than ever, it’s important to take steps to care for your mental health. Here are some tips that can help.

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Ukrainian Canadians reaching out across the country during COVID-19

August 25, 2020 - Potentially reaching 1.4 million Ukrainian Canadians during COVID-19 is no mean feat. But, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is hoping to do just that, with funding received from the Canadian Red Cross, thanks to the Government of Canada.

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The COVID-19 Help Desk

July 20, 2020 - The Help Desk is a Canadian Red Cross initiative to provide information and referrals to Indigenous leadership across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
 

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