Quebec News and Stories

Quebec 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.  

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.

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

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

A community health project

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. 

Support for schools

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. 

Entraide campaign raises over half a million dollars for the Red Cross

Quebec’s public and parapublic service employees and retirees demonstrated remarkable generosity as they made a $504,842 donation to the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross.

Over $1.6M Raised as Part of the Canadian Red Cross Annual Gala Fundraiser

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that its annual gala fundraiser, the organization’s largest fundraising event in Canada, helped raise a record $1.6M. 

A miraculous survival thanks to first aid

Josée Cloutier and her husband are motorcycle enthusiasts and like to hit the road in their free time. "I love discovering new destinations. It's a real sense of escape, my way of enjoying life," she said.