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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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Water Safety Tips for Safe Summer Swimming from the Canadian Red Cross

June 08, 2021 - June 5-12, 2021 is National Water Safety Week. Before taking the plunge at the lake or in your backyard pool, the Canadian Red Cross wants you to keep water safety at top of mind.

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Keep Cool and Carry On: Manage summer heat waves

June 02, 2021 - With some scorchers on the horizon, now is a good time for a reminder on how to stay cool and what to watch for in case of overexposure to heat.

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Volunteer Bobbi Montean

Finding purpose in service: Bobbi Montean, Red Cross Volunteer

May 19, 2021 - Looking back on over 30 years of volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, Bobbi Montean speaks from a wealth of experience.

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