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Canadian Red Cross/Croix-Rouge  Mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Mobilisons le pouvoir de l’humanité au Canada et partout dans le monde.

Tracy and Leon Patenaude share their family’s story of recovery from the 2016 #ABfire in #FortMcMurray #YMM

It was a full house at the Innovation and the Future of Humanitarian Action event today in Ottawa. Speakers included Charlotte Lindsey, Director of Communication and Technology at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament, Whitby, discussing how new technologies and partnerships can better help humanitarian action.
In this photo, Canadian Red Cross CEO Conrad Sauve was in attendance along with other Red Cross staff and aid workers.
#RedCross #humanitarian #innovation #Ottawa #Canada

Final day to check out the Faces of Humanity multimedia exhibit at the @canwarmuseum in Ottawa. Open until 8 pm today. Check out the virtual reality experience and learn more about the humanitarian response to the crisis in Bangladesh.
#redcross #ottawa #virtualreality #facesofhumanity #bangladesh #myanmar #aidworkers #humanitarian

Out in a boat this weekend? Remember that everyone needs to wear a properly fitted lifejacket.
#lifejacketssavelives #lifejacketliving #wearit #redcross #watersafety #canoeing #kayaking #boating #boatinglife

Did you know ? Over 671,000 displaced people have arrived in Bangladesh. Take a journey into this humanitarian crisis with us through Faces of Humanity, a multimedia exhibit, held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa from Sat. May 19th – Wed. May 23rd.

It was a busy for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan. Our team shared information about emergency preparedness at Muskoday First Nation’s Treaty Days, volunteers offered assistance to people evacuated from their homes due to wildfires, and to mark National Lifejacket Day, one Red Crosser tried out a full body floatation device (warm AND stylish).
#sask #lifejacketliving #treatydays #wildfire #volunteers #redcross

Today is National Lifejacket Day - always wear your lifejacket whenever you’re in a boat! #lifejacketliving #RedCross #summer #watersafety #boat #swim #nationallifejacketday

Même vos tout petits ont un rôle à jouer lors d’une urgence. Ici, des collègues sensibilisent une jeune de Kanesatake en jouant à un jeu sur les gestes à poser en cas de catastrophe.
Tous les détails sur comment vous préparer en famille : croixrouge.ca/soyezpret
Even your little ones have a role to play during an emergency! Here, a girl from Kanesatake, Quebec, learns about emergency preparedness from Red Cross staff through a game.
More details on how to prepare with your family at redcross.ca/ready

Over the weekend, the Kettle River in Grand Forks, B.C. flooded into the downtown region forcing several low-lying areas to evacuate. Although, the water receded temporarily residents are lining their homes and businesses with extra sandbags because the river is expected to flood a second time. The Canadian Red Cross is helping meet the urgent needs of flood-impacted residents. Those affected in the Kootenay Boundary Regional District can register at reception centres in Grand Forks or Midway. #bcflood #bcfloods2018 #freshet2018 #grandforks #grandforksbc

In #SouthSudan, mothers walk long distances so their children can get basic services like health care. #RedCross is helping to reach them. Sending <3 to all of the amazing mothers around the world today! #mothersday #mnch @gacanada.amcanada
A clinical officer tends to a line of women and children waiting to receive care at a medical outreach in Gogrial West, South Sudan. With the support of the Canadian Red Cross, South Sudan Red Cross have eight medical health outreach staff, focusing on maternal, newborn and child health, including routine consultation and treatment, ante-natal care, vaccinations, and health education.

In advance of #monsoon season, supplies are being sent from #Canada to #Bangladesh – including tarps, hygiene kits and mosquito nets. Thanks to @gacanada.amcanada for supporting this important effort.
#redcross

A big thank you to @walmartcanada for stepping up to provide support over the last few weeks during our disaster responses to flooding in New Brunswick and in the James Bay area in Ontario. Not only does Walmart Canada support #RedCross all year through an annual fundraising campaign in stores, but during disasters as well. This generosity includes a donation of over $20,000 worth of water in New Brunswick and Walmart helped pre-position supplies to support people evacuated from Northern Ontario. #gratitude

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