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Fort McMurray Looks Like Home Again Thanks To Canadian Generosity

Conrad Sauvé | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Conrad Sauvé

When I arrived the first time I was taken aback by the devastation. Rows of charred trees, businesses and entire blocks of homes destroyed. The smell of smoke still lingered in the air. This time, I see full parking lots, line-ups at grocery stores, people going about their lives like they did before the fires.

Support For Fort McMurray Makes Me Proud To Be Canadian

Cody Battershill | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Albertans and Canadians -- and even many outside our borders -- have shown a level of giving, selflessness and strength that is hard to imagine. But you have to see that generosity in action to believe it. It's all very, very inspiring.

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.

Dear Fort McMurray, You Are Loved And You Matter

Louise Wallace | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Louise Wallace

There is hardly a town you could live in that doesn't have a paycheque coming from Fort Mac. And while we watch them burn down on live TV, we know that their loss is our loss. Their town is our town. Their fire is our fire even if we don't feel the heat and the flames.

Why You Shouldn't Donate Physical Goods During A Disaster

Edward McIntyre | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Alberta
Edward McIntyre

I have been fortunate to be able to assist on the ground with disaster relief in communities across Alberta including the Slave Lake fire in 2011 and the Calgary floods in 2013, and I've learned that cash donations, even small ones, are by far the most effective way to help those recovering from a disaster.

Albertans Come Together In The Wake Of Devastating Fires

YPNextHome | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Alberta
YPNextHome

Where do you put an entire city when a wildfire displaces 88,000+ residents? Alberta has seen more than its fair share of disaster in the past few years, but this is a tragedy of epic proportions and the whole country is looking on, helplessly, trying to figure out what they can do to for the people of Fort McMurray.

Why it Pays off to Be Transparent in Business

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Transparency is one of those words that is constantly thrown around in the business world. Many companies make claims of an increased commitment to transparency, but approach these promises under the simplest definition: openness and honesty in business practice.

Red Cross Has Spent Millions On The Lac-Megantic Disaster

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Impact

Forty-seven people were killed and a large swath of downtown Lac-Megantic was destroyed in July 2013.

United Nations Geneva Cooking-Up Some Peace

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.

B.C. Nurse Leaves Hospital After Testing Negative For Ebola

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. nurse practitioner who was being tested for Ebola will be reunited with her family on Friday after health care workers confirmed sh...

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

Coquitlam Steps Up

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When Rose Samaniego first heard about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, her first thought was one of deep worry. She was ...

Here Are My Five Favourite Things

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.

SavvyMom Roundup: Mommy Wars and Advice from Gwyneth

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's all about mommy wars this week. That's what caught my attention. 1. The mommy wars show no sign of dissipating despite the progress we have mad...

Seven Reasons to Visit Calgary After the Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.

Ask Elizabeth: Finding Mobility Aids for Stroke Survivors on a Budget

Natalie Strouth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Coming home from the hospital following an illness or surgery can be overwhelming in an already stressful time and it's important to have a plan based...

Red Cross Trying To Get Back Into Homs

CBC | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada

The Red Cross says it has failed to gain access to the beseiged rebel stronghold of Baba Amr in the Syrian city of Homs but was able to carry out evac...

A New Idea For Charitable Donations: Give Blood

CBC | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada Living

Canadian Blood Services is asking for help this holiday season. The organization hopes to ship about 70,000 units of blood to hospitals ac...

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...