Canadian Red Cross (The)

Site: Niagara Area Branches

Notices
Public Comments As of July 23, 2019, the Niagara branch has moved from 11 Export Ave to 255 Ridley Rd, Unit 2.
Contact Details
Office Phone 905-680-4099
Toll Free Phone Transportation Booking 1-844-843-7331
Crisis Phone Personal Disasters 416-209-0432
Fax 905-680-4011
E-Mail niagara@redcross.ca
Website www.redcross.ca
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Primary Executive Conrad Sauve, President and Chief Executive Officer
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
255 Ridley Rd, Unit 2
St Catharines, ON L2S 0B3
 
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Intersection Ridley Rd and Vansickle Rd
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A volunteer based, community organization offering a range of humanitarian and emergency services. 
 
Emergency Management - Provides short-term, personal disaster assistance such as food, clothing and lodging in small scale disasters * responds to larger scale disasters within the Niagara Region in cooperation with government and other agencies * delivers personal preparedness workshops to interested groups and have volunteer opportunities available (contact ext 7238). To volunteer, call 1-844-818-2155. 
 
Passage Home and Volunteer Transportation Services - Provides transportation for older adults and people over 18 years of age with disabilities who are unable to drive or travel with conventional transit services for medical appointments, social and educational outings * Areas: Niagara Area ranging from Erie Lakeside, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Wainfleet, St Catharines, Fonthill, Grimsby. Applications can be taken over the phone and for appointment bookings please call Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30. To volunteer, visit redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now, or email VRS@redcross.ca. 
 
Port Colborne and Grimsby Specialized Transit - Operated by The Canadian Red Cross for persons with a disability and/or who would be unable to board a conventional transit vehicle or walk a distance of 175 metres (600 ft.) * This service is available to those travelling within the municipalities of Port Colborne/Wainfleet or Grimsby. 
 
Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program - In collaboration with the Dept. of Family Medicine at McMaster University, this 12-month program aims to improve the cardiovascular and diabetic health of low-income seniors in the Niagara Region. Clients receive free assessments, like blood pressure readings, and complete the CANRISK diabetes assessment with trained volunteers. Registered nurses are also on site to see clients in need of additional attention. To volunteer, email CHAPNiagara@redcross.ca. 
 
Health TAPESTRY Program - Collaborative effort between CRC, the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and Niagara North Family Health Team; this program aims to help seniors in the Niagara-on-the-Lake community stay in their homes healthier and longer. Trained CRC volunteers visit clients in their homes (approximately 2-3 times over the course of 12 months) to assess their health needs and life goals, of which is then reported back to the Family Health Team for further analysis and care planning. Volunteers provide assistance in follow-up and referrals as needed. To volunteer, email HTAPNOTL@redcross.ca.  
 
For First Aid inquiries, visit www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Contact or visit website for information.
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications
Fees Service - Transportation fees
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1909
Funding Donations ; Local Health Integration Network - Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant
Elections Sep
Service Categories Blood Pressure Screening ; Condition Specific Treatment ~ Diabetes ; Condition Specific Treatment ~ Heart Disease ; Diabetes Screening ; Disability Related Transportation ; Disaster Preparedness Information ; Disaster Recovery Services ; Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations ; Disaster Response Services ; Geriatric Assessment ; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ; Senior Ride Programs ; Volunteer Opportunities
Print Material Provides booklets and courses on being prepared for emergencies, program-specific material also available.