Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross Announces 2018 Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador

May 23, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leader John Steele of St. John’s will be the 2018 recipient of its Humanitarian Award for Newfoundland and Labrador.  Anti-bullying advocate Lynelle Cantwell also of St. John’s will receive its 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for her contributions to youth empowerment.   

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What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

April 18, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.

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Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

April 15, 2018 - At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. We asked a few of our amazing volunteers why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others and here is what some had to say.

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How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

January 15, 2018 - When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

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National Volunteer Week profile: Oliver Whelan

April 07, 2014 -

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.

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Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic

July 10, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major fire caused by a train explosion.

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Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

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