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Gatineau floods

Unity in Gatineau

June 22, 2023 - Unity. It’s one of the Red Cross’s seven Fundamental Principles and means there can only be one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all and it must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory. In other words, when you see the Red Cross, you know we’re there to provide assistance to people who need it most.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Red Cross is adapting and continues to respond

April 02, 2020 - In the context of COVID-19, the Canadian Red Cross is adapting its practices to continue responding to emergencies and to support the various levels of government as part of their response to the pandemic.  

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One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in Gatineau to support those affected

September 13, 2019 - One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in the area to support those impacted by the disaster. This support includes financial assistance and lodging services for the most vulnerable individuals. 

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

May 18, 2017 - 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.

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Ontario Quebec Flooding Red Cross

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

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.

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Firefighter speaks to Canadian Red Cross responder following a house fire

Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

January 27, 2017 - On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.

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A community health project

July 22, 2016 - In collaboration with the Le Granit healthcare and social services centre, the Red Cross developed a community health project in Lac-Mégantic for seniors, adults with a loss of independence, and their caregivers. The project is based on the existing Red Cross Arts and Crafts program. 

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Support for schools

July 22, 2016 - In the last three years, the Red Cross has contributed to 12 education projects. Isabelle Dagneau, Director of Complementary Education and Special Education Services at the Hauts-Cantons School Board, explained how the projects made a difference in Lac-Mégantic. 

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