Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross Announces 2018 Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador

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.   

What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.

Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

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.

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

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. 

National Volunteer Week profile: Oliver Whelan

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

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

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.

Swimming lessons are for life

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.