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Hats Off to Contact Tracing!

March 04, 2021 - At the end of October 2020, the Canadian Red Cross was selected to support Manitoba Health conduct contact tracing.
Tracing is provided through a virtual operations team (VOT) with support from the Global Health Unit. Contact tracing is considered one of the most effective public health strategies to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

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21 days of wellness challenge

March 01, 2021 - Join us from March 1-31 for the #21DaysOfWellness challenge on Twitter!

COVID-19 has made things extra tough this year. It is more important than ever to find activities to help care for your mental health.

Doing something for 21 days is a great way to start a habit of taking care of yourself and working to build your resilience.

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Puppy power, personal disaster assistance, and the Canadian Red Cross

February 23, 2021 - It was midnight on November 10, 2020. An already eventful evening, one of their three dogs was having puppies, 11 puppies. Excited by all the action, Katlin’s two young daughters, who would have normally been asleep in their own bedroom, had been up and about and were sleeping in their mom’s bed. That likely saved their lives.

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New Brunswick volunteer joined the Red Cross response at an LTC home in Manitoba

February 19, 2021 - Liane Greter is an emergency management volunteer from New Brunswick who deployed to Winnipeg, MB, where the Canadian Red Cross has been assisting some long-term care (LTC) homes with their COVID-19 response.

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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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