Canadian Red Cross

How Long Does It Take To Rebuild A Life?

Jenn McManus | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Alberta
Jenn McManus

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.

Nearly $300 Million Raised For Fort McMurray: Red Cross

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

To date almost $200 million has been allocated for people of Fort McMurray.

Canadian Red Cross Targeted In 'Misinformed' Graffiti Spree

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Living

"We were a little puzzled because of the wording of the message."

'We Are Here. We Are Strong:' Fort Mac Residents Return Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We would not do this if it was not safe to do so."

Natural Disasters: Managing Risks And Crises Differently

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

When Canada's Development Minister Bibeau joins with world leaders in Istanbul later in May for the World Humanitarian Summit, she will have a lot of very critical issues to consider. One of the leaders' High-Level Round Tables, entitled "Managing Risks and Crises Differently," will focus on disasters, climate change and community resilience.

Attawapiskat Donates $5,000 To Fort McMurray Fire Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Alberta

Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh presented a $5,000 donation to the Alberta fire relief.

Red Cross Announces $50 Million For Fort McMurray Evacuees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

Each adult is to receive $600 and each child will get $300.

These Snapshots From Syria Tell Stories Of Suffering - And Hope

Conrad Sauvé | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Impact
Conrad Sauvé

Collapsed buildings are everywhere. Families huddle in the ruins, while aid groups struggle to keep up with people's basic needs for food, water, medical care and shelter. I can see humanitarian aid is helping, but it is never a long-term solution. So much more is needed.

Canada's Big Banks Pool $1 Million To Support Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business

Here's what the money will go toward.

Americans Are Alerted To Danger. Why Aren't Canadians?

Colin Kenny | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The United States has a nation-wide network that alerts its citizens through just about every communications device possible when natural or man-made disasters have hit, or are about to hit. Not us lulled Canadians. Albertans can boast they're in pretty fair shape after the establishment of the Alberta Emergency Alert, created after a tornado swept through Edmonton in 1987, killing 27 people. Alberta is ready. The rest of Canada isn't.

Red Cross Puts Out Call For Help

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Canadian Red Cross has raised more than $25 million in donations for flood relief in southern Alberta.But the organization says it could...

Attawapiskat: 'The Winter Is Making It Worse'

CP | Heather Scofield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - While, at first glance, Attawapiskat is glistening, white and serene, the inside of the old construction trailer where dozens and...

Red Cross To Help Attawapiskat Reserve

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada

The Canadian Red Cross will help bring aid to the Attawapiskat reserve in Northern Ontario where a state of emergency has been declared due to deplora...

Canadian Aid Groups Finding East African Famine A Tough Sell

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

The images coming from across the Horn of Africa are bleak: skeleton-thin babies being held by their underfed mothers, crying for food in refugee camp...

Slave Lake Upbeat Despite Flooding Danger

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - They've already endured a raging wildfire and are now faced with a flood, but residents of Slave Lake, Alta....