Prince Edward Island News and Stories

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Manitoba responds in Prince Edward Island post-Fiona

November 30, 2022 - Four hundred and fifty Red Cross personnel from across Canada have been deployed to affected regions since the storm hit on Sept. 24. Included among those responders is Communications Advisor, Manitoba and Nunavut, Laura Ellis, serving as local communications and issues management support for the Field Operations Team stationed in Charlottetown.

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Canadian Red Cross transitions its iconic PEI summer day camps

March 25, 2022 - A program started in Prince Edward Island more than 75 years ago offering summer camps to teach swimming and other water safety skills to Island children and youth will soon have a new look, as the program transitions from the Canadian Red Cross to the Lifesaving Society Prince Edward Island. 

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Curbing loneliness through Friendly Calls

December 11, 2021 - Over the past 22 months, Canadians have come together to support and uplift one another despite remaining physically distanced by following public health recommendations.

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Resources for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 - Many resources to deepen your learning on Orange Shirt Day.

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First Aid Basics: It’s made for you

August 16, 2021 - Whether you’re a new parent, want to build confidence in responding to emergencies, or want to refresh and update your first aid skills, this course provides practical knowledge in the basics of first aid in 2 to 2.5 hours.

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11 ideas for offline activities for kids

July 11, 2021 - Think your kids may be having too much screen time while we’ve been at home more these days? You’re not alone. 

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Dispelling 5 common disaster myths

July 10, 2021 - Knowing the hazards and understanding how you and your community are at risk will help you be prepared.

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Resources for educators and parents to help kids stay safe around water

May 14, 2021 - The Red Cross has put together a series of educational resources on water safety intended for both children and those who care for them.  

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Feeling stressed? How to handle the ongoing pandemic

April 28, 2021 - For many Canadians, probably every Canadian, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing some form of upset to daily life – and that may be putting it lightly for some.

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Tips for preventing and surviving a home fire

March 13, 2021 - Home fires can happen anytime and anywhere but are most likely to occur during winter in Canada. 

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First Aid and CPR courses in your area

Interested in taking a Red Cross First Aid or CPR course? Find a course in your community or online.

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