Ontario News and Stories

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Ensuring Food Access for Vulnerable Torontonians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22, 2020 - When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and I was temporarily laid off by my employer, it was clear to me that I would dedicate my time to volunteering for the Red Cross’ food services program. 

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Red Cross volunteers on the ‘virtual’ frontlines of response during pandemic

May 26, 2020 - While many aspects of a Red Cross personal disaster assistance (PDA) response remain the same – providing shelter, food and clothing, or emotional support to people affected by a personal emergency - the Red Cross remains flexible, adapting  its service delivery process in order to meet those needs. During COVID-19, this has meant going virtual.

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Red Cross connecting with people isolated due to COVID-19

May 07, 2020 -

The Canadian Red Cross is partnering with the City of Ottawa to conduct wellness visits as part of the city’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Volunteer Week 2020

April 20, 2020 - To mark National Volunteer Week (April 19-25), we'd like to take time to thank all the hard-working volunteers who help to carry out the Red Cross mission of helping vulnerable Canadians and individuals around the world.   

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The lasting impact of a tiny piece of chocolate

April 09, 2020 - How long can a tiny Easter chocolate last? For Canadian Red Cross volunteer Tim Rudow, it can and will last forever. Every year at this time, Tim can’t help but think back to this highlight of his volunteer service with the Red Cross, six years ago.
 

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Canadian Red Cross launches Toronto Emergency Food Assistance

April 08, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the ability for some individuals to access food.  There are many people, many of them seniors, who are self-isolating or in quarantine and need assistance for food delivery.  While many people rely on friends and family to help with food pickup and delivery, there are some who do not have this support.

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International Women’s Day 2020

March 06, 2020 - This International Women’s Day, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates the contributions of all female staff, volunteers and aid workers who work locally in their communities and travel to other parts of the world to provide assistance to those who need it most.

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A community rallies together at an Ontario Walmart store

July 11, 2019 - Bill has been a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross for over 10 years. He spearheaded the logistics team in Ontario and has been the boots on the ground problem solver for several disasters. However, on Sunday, April 14th in the small town of Kapuskasing in Northern Ontario, something out of the ordinary took place at the local Walmart store.

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Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for flooding relief

May 03, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding.

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Red Cross responds in aftermath of Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

September 22, 2018 - Devastating tornadoes have touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The Red Cross is responding on the ground.  

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