Canadian Red Cross By: Denesha Wilkinson
Canadian Red cross mission and vision statement Mission • The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Vision statement • The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.
Canadian Red cross Values • Our actions and decisions will be based upon: • Humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; • Respect, dignity and inclusiveness. • Integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency, and adaptability. • Quality and safety.
History of Canadian Red Cross • The Canadian Red Cross was established in the fall of 1896 as an affiliate of the British Red Cross Society (then known as the National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War. George Ryerson, who had founded Canada's St. John Ambulance Association in 1895 • spearheaded the organization's founding. The Canadian Red Cross Society Act (1909) legally established the Red Cross as the corporate body in Canada responsible for providing volunteer aid in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. • The first international activity of the Canadian Red Cross was treating the sick and wounded in South Africa during the Boer War. • After the end of World War I in 1918, the Society began training public health nurses. A children's program designed to promote healthy living, the Junior Red Cross, was set up in schools across Canada. • For many years the Canadian Red Cross was responsible for collecting human blood from donors for medical use. The Ottawa Branch of Blood Services Canada operated from a building on Metcalf Street which was donated by Mary Alice Danner in memory of Flight Sergeant William Dewey Halyard R. C. A. F. who was missing in action in WWII.
Canadian Red cross Goals • The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being.
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Canadian Red Cross slogan and Logo • The original motto of the International Committee of the Red Cross was Inter Aram Caritas ("In War, Charity"). This Christianspirited slogan was amended in 1961 with the neutral motto Per Humanities ad Pace or "With humanity, towards peace".
Different ways of participating in Canadian Red cross • Whether it's responding to a disaster large or small, teaching Canadians to swim, promoting healthy relationships and non -violence, • advocating on humanitarian issues or supporting communities in need around the world – we're making a difference. • We couldn't do the great work we do without passionate and committed Canadian youth who support us each and every day.
Canadian Red cross Events • Dec 7 th 2019 Exploring Humanitarian Law Educator Training in Vancouver • Dec 5 th to Dec 6 th 2019 Exploring Humanitarian Law Educator Training in Halifax • Nov 12 th 2019 International Humanitarian Law in Action in Waterloo • Nov 4 th 2019 International Humanitarian Law in Saskatchewan • Nov 4 th 2019 Web Conference: Global Movement of ARMS
Canadian Red cross Contact Information • If you've been affected by a personal disaster, visit our emergency services page. • For donation and general inquiries, visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions contact We. Care@redcross. ca or call 1 -800 -418 -1111. • Visit our general information page for inquiries related to Red Cross courses, our e-shop, media contacts and more. • For First Aid or Water Safety inquiries call 1 -877 -356 -3226 or email us at myrcsupport@redcross. ca.
Ways how people can donate to Canadians Red cross • Donate online From disasters like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes to situations like armed conflict or civil unrest, large-scale incidents can disrupt a community's way of life and impact people in various ways. • By choosing to donate online, you can help the Canadian Red Cross respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals. • 2. Become a monthly donor The services offer a critical layer of support during times of hardship. • By becoming a monthly donor, you can provide a reliable stream of assistance and enable the Canadian Red Cross to continue offering aid to those affected by emergencies and disasters
Ways how people can donate to Canadians Red cross • 3. Legacy giving Do you want to make a lasting commitment to your community? With planned legacy giving, you can make a gift of property, charitable annuities, life insurance, investments or a direct financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross. • Your contribution will enable you to make a significant impact on your city or town and help the Canadian Red Cross honor its mandate to improve the lives of those in need.
How many volunteers does the Canadian red cross have • Each year, the Canadian Red Cross helps over 100, 000 people across Canada. Becoming a volunteer is a great way to stay active, apply skills, meet new people and contribute to your community while making a difference in someone's life and gaining new experiences.
7 principles of the Red Cross • The seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. Here they are portrayed in pictures by the Namibian Red Cross. Nearly 150 years of the movement and the people who helped shape it.
Canadian red cross website and address • 21 Randolph Ave 4 th Floor, Toronto, ON M 6 P 4 G • Hours open/ phone number (416) 480 -0195 Canadian red Cross Friday 8: 30 a. m. – 4: 30 p. m. Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday 8: 30 a. m. – 4: 30 p. m. Tuesday 8: 30 a. m. – 4: 30 p. m. Wednesday 8: 30 a. m. – 4: 30 p. m.