Why the Canadian Red Cross?

The Canadian Red Cross has been improving the lives of vulnerable people in Canada and around the world for over 100 years. Membership in the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian network, combined with a strong local presence, gives us a distinct advantage when helping people prepare for and recover from all kinds of disasters.

Where Does Your Donation Go?

84 Cents of Every Dollar

Supports Programs and People in Need

(based on a 5 year average cost of fundraising)

2012–2013 Results

2,289 Disaster Responses

Across Canada

18,7699 People

Directly Assisted

569,028 Children, Youth and Adults

Attended Violence, Abuse and Bullying Prevention Workshops

249,402 Health Equipment Items

Loaned Out to Canadians in Need

Did You Know?

The Canadian Red Cross received an A+ rating for efficiency and governance from Money Sense’s 2013 Canadian charity rating report.

What People Are Saying

Start Quote We saw smoke coming from the corner of the house. The kitchen wall was burning and the floor was cracking. In our minds, the Red Cross helps people affected by disasters around the world, but we forget that it is also here for us, in Canada. Their help allowed us to quietly recover as a family. Thank goodness the Red Cross was there for us.End Quote

Diane Pinsonneault
Disaster Response Beneficiary

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"When man finally learns to control the elements... When the winds will be quiet and the earth cannot be torn apart...When there will be no loneliness... no destitution... no war... When the last hungry man, woman or child is fed... Only then will there be no need for the Red Cross."
Albert Schweitzer – Nobel Peace Prize winner