Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Friendly Calls

Curbing loneliness through Friendly Calls

December 11, 2021 - Over the past 22 months, Canadians have come together to support and uplift one another despite remaining physically distanced by following public health recommendations.

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Resources for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 - Many resources to deepen your learning of Orange Shirt Day.

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Peter and Donna Collens

A Red Cross legacy of giving to help future generations: Peter and Donna’s story

September 07, 2021 - “The Red Cross is there. They are there for everyone, every day. We think they will always be there,” Peter shares. “That’s why we left a gift in our wills and why others should too.”

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Red Cross volunteer Herica Parada

Helping after Newfoundland housefires – volunteer Herica’s experience

June 30, 2021 - Our Emergency Response Volunteers, like Herica in Newfoundland, play a big part in coordinating access to food, shelter, clothing, comfort and emotional support to Canadians affected by emergencies and disasters, both big and small.

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Resources for educators and parents to help kids stay safe around water

May 14, 2021 - The Red Cross has put together a series of educational resources on water safety intended for both children and those who care for them.  

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Feeling stressed? How to handle the ongoing pandemic

April 28, 2021 - For many Canadians, probably every Canadian, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing some form of upset to daily life – and that may be putting it lightly for some. 

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Canadian Red Cross volunteer Igor Kyzym

"Helping a whole community": what it's like volunteering in St John's

April 16, 2021 - “I must say it feels great. It takes less than an hour to finish my route, but it’s enough time to make that positive change and it makes me want to come back and do the same thing again next week.”

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Man watching a house fire

Tips for preventing and surviving a home fire

March 13, 2021 - Home fires can happen anytime and anywhere but are most likely to occur during winter in Canada. 

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Using video to address domestic violence in Newfoundland - Labrador

August 05, 2020 - It’s people in situations like Elizabeth’s that “Violence Prevention Avalon East” in Newfoundland and Labrador is trying to reach. An alliance of community and government agencies, it is dedicated to ending violence in homes and communities.

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Marie Bernatchez, Canadian Red Cross volunteer

Keeping isolated people in the here and now

July 13, 2020 - In this pandemic period, our interventions are rather made by telephone, but our role is just as important! 

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First Aid and CPR courses in your area

Interested in taking a Red Cross First Aid or CPR course? Find a course in your community or online.

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