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COVID-19: Huge benefit concert fundraiser Sunday

Dozens of Canadian musicians, actors, olympians, and others have come together for a mega benefit concert to raise funds for Food Banks Canada and to honour ‘front line’ workers involved in the fight against the coronavirus. Food Banks Canada supports »

Society

Government gives Red Cross $2.5 million for flood relief

The Canadian government announced it will provide a grant of $2.5 million to the Canadian Red Cross to support flood recovery efforts in eastern Canada. This is in addition to one million dollars that will be given to the Red »

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Proposal to ban private “for profit” blood clinics.

A member of Canada’s Senate has tabled a bill to ban “cash for blood” clinics in Canada. Traditionally blood has been collected in Canada on a voluntary basis. Independent Senator Pamela Wallin has introduced bill S-252 which would ensure private »

Health, Society

Cyberbullying: prevention and help from Red Cross

School is out for the summer in Canada and that means children and youth have more time to go online and perhaps a greater risk of being bullied on social media. The Canadian Red Cross offers several programs to help »

International, Society

Red Cross needs $400 million for Africans facing famine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing for funding so it can help five million out of the 20 million people facing famine or the risk of it in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria. ICRC is »

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Italian Canadians fundraising for earthquake aftermath

Italian Canadians are networking again, to collect money to send to the country to aid in the aftermath of yesterday’s earthquake. The 6.2 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Three towns in central Italy were leveled. “Long and ugly” The quake »

Society

Donate fire relief to local charities, urges group

A group that evaluates charities is urging Canadians to donate money for Fort McMurray relief to local charities rather than to the Canadian Red Cross.  So far, Canadians have donated an unprecedented $67 million to that agency to help the »