Ontario News and Stories

Ontario News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for flooding relief

The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding.

Red Cross responds in aftermath of Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

Devastating tornadoes have touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The Red Cross is responding on the ground.  

How an 11-year-old saved the life of her infant cousin

When Fenyx Aubin-LeBlanc realized her infant cousin was choking, she knew exactly what to do. Fenyx saved her cousin’s life that day.

Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.

Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.

National Volunteer Week Profile: Nico Lacetera

Only a few short years after arriving to Canada from Italy, Nicolas Lacetera was looking for an opportunity to give back to his community. In September 2014, he joined the network of Red Cross volunteers - becoming  a valued addition to the Street Relief Team with the St. James Community Monday Breakfast Program, in downtown Toronto. Not only is he a welcome addition, but he has become someone whom the program relies and depends on for continued support.  

Ontario students use Red Cross training to prevent bullying and abuse

Ontario school takes training from the Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt program to start a school group focused on bullying prevention practices. The goal is to create safe environments free of violence – including abuse, bullying, and exploitation – through prevention, education and response. 

Our Community Health Role in a Changing World

Caring for the health of Canadians has always been an important focus for the Canadian Red Cross. As our society has changed through the decades, one of the greatest strengths of the Red Cross has been its ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the communities it serves

Canadian Red Cross mobilising additional resources as entire community of Kashechewan evacuates

The Canadian Red Cross is mobilising additional resources to support evacuations from Kashechewan as the entire community will now be evacuated.  Red Cross volunteers have been working with provincial and municipal officials since Saturday to support an initial 685 evacuees who were flown to Thunder Bay and Greenstone

National Volunteer Week profile: Jake Reynolds

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