Quebec News and Stories (Page 6)

Quebec News and Stories

Swimming lessons are for life

An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

The Red Cross is mobilizing its resources to assist those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic

Since Saturday, July 6, the Red Cross has been mobilizing teams of volunteers and deploying emergency equipment in Lac-Mégantic in support of the municipality and public authorities as they assist evacuees in the wake of the huge fire following a train derailment.

Red Cross in Lac Mégantic to Come to the Aid of Evacuated People

The Red Cross is mobilising volunteer teams and deploying emergency material in Lac Mégantic, to assist public authorities and come to the aid of people evacuated following the major fire caused by Saturday morning's train explosion.

Family benefits from the Canadian Red Cross

For one family, a fire in their apartment complex nearly destroyed everything, yet the Canadian Red Cross' assistance provided help when they needed it most.

Forest fires in Northern Quebec: 250 residents from the village of Eastmain preventatively evacuated by the Red Cross

Since yesterday morning, a team of volunteer responders from the Canadian Red Cross, Quebec Zone, have been supporting the people evacuated from the Eastmain Cree reserve in Northern Quebec.

20 volunteers from the Quebec Zone of the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance to their colleagues in Alberta

20 volunteers from the Quebec Zone of the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance to their colleagues in Alberta

Bouge pour la Croix-Rouge is back

On average, Red Cross volunteers from Quebec respond three times a day to meet the urgent needs of people affected by disaster. What could be better than being active for this dynamic humanitarian organization?

The gala event is a tremendous success: $900,000 raised for emergency operations in our communities

The Red Cross is proud and grateful to announce that its 2013 gala event raised a total of $900,000, which will go towards emergency assistance for the people of Quebec. The result was announced yesterday by Ms. Michèle Dionne, Honorary Chair of the gala event and Red Cross volunteer, before a gathering of guests made up of senior officers and representatives from the business community.

Two Red Cross volunteers honoured at the Hommage bénévolat-Québec ceremony

During the award ceremony for the Hommage bénévolat-Québec, held last Tuesday at the Vieille-Capitale, Ms. Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec, and Ms. Agnès Maltais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, responsible for community action and volunteer action, acknowledged the commitment and dedication of Mishell Potvin from Jonquière and Joël Filion from Lévis, both Red Cross volunteers. The Hommage bénévolat-Québec award is issued to underscore the outstanding commitment and valuable contribution of volunteers from all Quebec regions. Its purpose is to reward the efforts of citizens in their communities in order to foster and develop volunteerism.

The Red Cross Presents a Review of 2012

The Red Cross provides numerous humanitarian services throughout Quebec as part of a threefold process: before, during and after a disaster. This ensures that the Red Cross is always there to support Quebec families. "Everyday in Quebec, teams of volunteer responders are mobilized to help people affected by disasters. This past year, Red Cross action made a difference in the lives of nearly 5000 people, including thousands of children, who were impacted by disasters."