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Canadian Red Cross seeks 2020 Humanitarian of the Year Award nominees

February 12, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross has opened the call for nominations for its annual Manitoba Humanitarians of the Year Awards.

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BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

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Canadian Red Cross response in support of 13 evacuated First Nations officially concludes with return home

October 31, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross response in support of people evacuated from 13 First Nations due to power outages, resulting from a massive snowstorm, officially concluded on Oct. 30, with the final communities returning home.

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blankets and teddy

Help given never forgotten

October 29, 2019 - A burning exclamation mark to a sweet celebration, Kim Isaac’s garage burst into flames moments after her final guest departed from the baby shower she was hosting at her home in southeast Manitoba. 

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Canadian Red Cross opening warming shelter to support residents from First Nations without power

October 15, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross is opening a warming shelter for individuals from up to 11 First Nations in Manitoba that are currently without hydro power due to the recent major snowstorm.

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two small children hugging in the snow

My first time encountering winter in 'Winterpeg'

October 11, 2019 - Three years ago, I encountered my first winter in Canada... It was magical. However, my fascination quickly turned into horror as I found myself walking through 20 cm deep snow embraced by the minus 30°C temperature. 

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Close to 300 north Qikiqtani high school students are gathered in Pond Inlet for youth leadership conference

October 02, 2019 - Today is the first day of Nipivut Youth Conference, which is being held by the Canadian Red Cross and the Government of Nunavut at Nasivvik High School in Pond Inlet. Nipivut means “our voice” in Inuktitut and represents the importance of the voices of youth.

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Canadian Red Cross Puts on Disaster Response Simulation

September 24, 2019 - Members of the public invited to the University of Winnipeg to learn more about the Canadian Red Cross responds to disasters.

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Supporting communities facing social emergencies

August 20, 2019 -

Over the past year, Canadian Red Cross has provided a variety of training opportunities and supports to St. Theresa Point First Nation.

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Volunteers Michel Rheault and Ebony Rutko in Iqaluit

Helping families affected by home fires in Nunavut

August 20, 2019 - Despite the colossal size of Canada’s largest territory, an incredible team of dedicated Red Cross volunteers based in Iqaluit support the residents of Nunavut around the clock by helping people impacted by small-scale disasters, such as house fires.

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