Say hello to lifelong Red Cross supporter Betty Anderson! But had Betty’s mother not slept in the morning of the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, we would have missed out on meeting an extraordinary woman and lifelong supporter of the Canadian Red Cross.
“If not you, then who? You have the power to help stop bullying,” says Rachel Vicencio. She’s one of 90 leadership students at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, B.C., who has trained to become a Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Youth Facilitator.
When you love driving but hate driving winter conditions, here are some tips and resources to help you be better prepared for safe driving this season.
Sandra Damota, a Canadian psychosocial worker currently in Bangladesh, shares some of her experiences working as a member of an international Red Cross team helping thousands of refugees living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing their homes due to violence in Myanmar. "That [photo] was actually a really powerful moment as we prepared to support the Canadian mobile health team with the arrival o...
For someone about to risk his life by stepping into a car and racing around an oval at 300 kilometres per hour, you’d think John Graham would have more on his mind than the logo on his racing suit. But when the Toronto businessman and professional driver agreed to take the wheel for two NASCAR races this fall, he only had one demand: that his driver's suit be emblazoned with the Canadian Red Cross...
With Facebook having become such an important part of our daily lives, it comes as no surprise that the tool is becoming an important source of information during crises such as earthquakes, hurricanes and other crises.
Recently, Diane Story and Todd Weiss were awarded the Order of the Red Cross in recognition of their amazing commitment to humanitarian service.
Learn how through the support of a Canadian Red Cross initiative, the Nicaraguan Red Cross' disaster preparedness and response system had been strengthened, allowing them to be ready when Hurricane Nate hit earlier this year.
Depuis le mois d’août, plus de 600 000 personnes ont fuit la violence qui règne dans le nord de l’État de Rakhine, au Myanmar, pour se rendre au Bangladesh. Conrad Sauvé, président et chef de la direction de la Croix Rouge, nous décrit la situation au camp de Cox's Bazar Vous pouvez aider. Faites un don sur http://www.croixrouge.ca/
Imagine having to escape violence in your home country. You pick up what you can, but you need to leave right now, what would you take? There are thousands of others doing the same. The violence may be right at your door, you may become separated from family and friends in the chaos. Now you need to travel to another country and find shelter there. Since October 2016, this has been the reality fo...
A child’s terrible drawing of violence in Myanmar. People in crowded Bangladesh camps gently welcoming those who want to help them. Eager volunteers from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society also pitching in with much-needed assistance. Just days after arriving, these are a few early impressions from members of the Canadian Red Cross mobile medical team and their Mexican Red Cross colleagues.
For Dr. Salim Sohani, a 35-year career in medicine, global health, and health promotion is not a job, but a passion. “It’s fulfilling and satisfying because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference and put a smile on the face of people,” says Dr. Sohani, a medical doctor who joined the Canadian Red Cross in 2008 after years of humanitarian work in Africa.
Explore how communities are building their own resiliency and strengthening their capacity to respond to emergencies and disasters in these videos.
Fall – a time for apple-picking and breath-taking foliage. It’s also the season where a lot of us feel our energy levels drop as the sun sets earlier and earlier. Here are a few tips to get through fall relatively painlessly!
Earlier this month, Canadian Red Cross Vice President of International Operations, Hossam Elsharkawi travelled to Cuba after Hurricane Irma ravaged the country. Here he shares some of the experiences he had alongside his colleagues, Lai-Ling lee, Head of Americas Region and David Campfens, Regional Representative for the Americas.
While little monsters are gearing up for their big night out in costume, here are 10 safety tips to ensure they get home hassle-free after trick-or-treating. There's certainly nothing to fear from vampires and witches, but the risk of your child getting burned, injured or lost is real.
When Williams Lake resident Cindy Lahaise returned home after having to evacuate this summer, she decided she wanted to help her community recover. Cindy jumped at the chance to become a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross at her local resiliency centre.
This week, at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver, three outstanding water safety volunteers were inducted as members of the Order of Red Cross - our society's highest honour - in recognition for their years of dedication. In appreciation of their ongoing commitment to the community, we are pleased to welcome Anne Porteous, Wayne Little and Janice Makepeace to the Order of the...
As thousands continue to flee violence in Myanmar, children who are unaccompanied or who have been separated from their parents and guardians rely on the protection of others - here is how the Red Cross and Red Crescent is helping.
The first full day of the Red Cross Red Crescent field hospital in Bangladesh saved the life of 8-month-old Mohammed Haris.