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Working together to slow a COVID outbreak in Iqaluit

July 19, 2021 - As a COVID-19 outbreak in late April and early May 2021 impacted Iqaluit, Mayor Kenny Bell knew that help was needed. The Canadian Red Cross was brought to Iqaluit in mid-May to provide additional support to a homeless shelter in the city but, by the time the team left, they had also done Epidemic Prevention and Control (EPC) assessments for 13 organizations across the city. 

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COVID work in Nunavut 2020-2021

July 13, 2021 - Over the course of the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Canadian Red Cross played a role in supporting the Government of Nunavut in its COVID-19 response.

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Psychosocial Community Supports

March 25, 2021 - Not widely known outside of Nunavut, the Canadian Red Cross provides psychosocial supports to communities in crisis that request help. During the pandemic, much of this support is virtual but the Red Cross social emergency team has found some unanticipated benefits in working this way.

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2020-2021 Nipivut Youth Leadership Conference

March 03, 2021 - The Nipivut Youth Conference has been held annually since 2016. The goal of the conference is to engage and support student leadership and promote student wellness.

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Canadian Red Cross videos from Nunavut

March 03, 2021 - A collection of videos taken by the Canadian Red Cross since 2018.

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Canadian Red Cross responds to fire in Iqaluit

February 29, 2012 -

The Canadian Red Cross is providing assistance following a devastating fire that destroyed a 22 unit townhouse complex in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on February 26, 2012.

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