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Dr. Valerie Oosterveld at the IHL event in Winnipeg

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence: Dr. Valerie Oosterveld on seeking justice for survivors

December 08, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross hosted the Paul Buteux Memorial Lecture, Caught in Conflict: Seeking justice for survivors of gender-based crimes in war, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba and Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, earlier this year. 

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Manitoba responds in Prince Edward Island post-Fiona

November 30, 2022 - Four hundred and fifty Red Cross personnel from across Canada have been deployed to affected regions since the storm hit on September 24. Included among those responders is Communications Advisor, Manitoba and Nunavut, Laura Ellis, serving as local communications and issues management support for the Field Operations Team stationed in Charlottetown.

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Francisco Bastidas

SmartStart volunteer shares knowledge with fellow new Canadians

October 05, 2022 - When Francisco Bastidas first moved to Canada from Colombia in 2018, he was eager to get involved with his new community in Winnipeg. By the end of the year, Francisco had become a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross program “SmartStart: Injury Prevention for Newcomers.”

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Gone fishing... for vaccines

May 11, 2022 - When the Canadian Red Cross began offering COVID-19 vaccination support throughout First Nations communities last year, responders and community healthcare advocates alike knew they needed creative solutions to help get the vaccines to as many people as possible.

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A deployment day off

November 09, 2021 - Marina Dovell has plenty of experience decompressing during Red Cross deployments. She started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2015, after retiring from the Saskatchewan provincial government, and deals with stressful situations when on response. She describes her best practices for self-care and destressing during difficult times.

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Manitoban Garry Enns supports entire Honduras emergency health clinic deployment

September 08, 2021 - Most Canadian Red Cross international emergency health clinic deployments last four weeks.  In fall 2020, however, Garry Enns of Manitoba was the first Canadian Red Cross humanitarian worker to support the clinic from start to finish.

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Red Cross provides wellness supports for Manitobans evacuated due to wildfires

August 26, 2021 - Sharla Kojima is a safety and wellbeing responder on deployment with the Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba working with First Nation members evacuated to Winnipeg because of air quality concerns due to wildfires. Her help has been very appreciated by those impacted, as shown in this comment card.

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Ensuring communities are prepared for disaster

August 13, 2021 - The five-year agreement between the Canadian Red Cross and Indigenous Services Canada, regarding support of First Nations impacted by disasters, includes an emergency planning component. For this component, the Red Cross was tasked with supporting all interested First Nations in the creation or development of new, or refinement of existing, emergency preparedness plans.

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COVID work in Manitoba

August 13, 2021 - In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Canadian Red Cross provided a wide array of COVID-19 support to Manitobans, including several different projects in support of the provincial government.

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First Aid practice prepares six-year-old for life-threatening emergency

August 10, 2021 - Six-year-old Jaycee Berezowski received the Red Cross Rescuer Award recently; her life-saving actions show how crucial practice can be in a crisis.

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