New Partnership, Canadian Red Cross "Friendly Calls" Program

The Canadian Red Cross Friendly Calls program helps address feelings of loneliness and isolation that so many have experienced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program matches people over the age of 18 with trained Red Cross volunteers who connect with them regularly to check-in, provide emotional support, encourage healthy coping strategies, and suggest well-being resources and community connections to other existing services. Volunteers provide wellness checks and weekly phone calls, and can help provide connections to community resources and other referral services. Scheduled phone calls are tailored to meet each person’s needs. Calls can range from a two-minute check-in to a longer, more social chat.


February 21st, 2024 - 10am to 1130am - Online Only

Registration Link:

People can join the program by:

  • Contacting one of the program coordinators directly
  • A referral from a family member or care provider
  • A referral from community partners, such as social services, religious leaders, or seniors’ group.

Call: 1-833-979-9779 or Email:

Do you know someone who could benefit from the Friendly Calls program? Would you like to train as a Red Cross Friendly Calls volunteer?

No experience necessary, all training provided. Contact us today and help someone with your tomorrow!

Call: 1-833-979-9779


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