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Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross Society is a non-profit, humanitarian organization formed in 1909 under the Canadian Red Cross Society Act, which legally established the Red Cross as the corporate body in Canada responsible for providing volunteer aid in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. It is a national society and member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Movement includes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation). It is one of 179 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
The mission of the Canadian Red Cross is to help people deal with situations that threaten their survival and safety, their security and well-being or, their human dignity. The Society provideds disaster services programs and injury prevention services such as water safety and first aid training. The Society, through the international network of the Red Cross, helps the world’s most vulnerable populations, including victims of armed conflicts and communities destroyed by devastating disasters.
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