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Jenn McManus

Jennifer is the Vice President, Canadian Red Cross, for Alberta and Northwest Territories.

Jennifer is the Vice President, Canadian Red Cross, for Alberta and Northwest Territories. Jennifer currently provides leadership on a number of disasters including the 2016 Alberta Fires and 2013 Southern Alberta Floods emergency responses and recovery efforts, and decommissioned the Slake Lake recovery operation in 2014. Additionally, her experience includes developing and evaluating programs for indigenous youth for the Canadian Red Cross in Treaty 7 of Southern Alberta.
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How Long Does It Take To Rebuild A Life?

When people talk about disasters, many focus on the earliest terrifying moments -- images of families in Alberta fleeing the wildfires, and wading through chest-high water from flooded homes in High River, or the rubble and wreckage where homes once stood in the days following the earthquake in Nepal. The often misunderstood reality is that the initial days, weeks and even months after a destructive event are just the start of a long, painful recovery.
03/14/2017 01:16 EDT