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    Community Press & News

    Community Press & News provides links to stock photos, Public Service Announcements and Press Releases which may be of interest to the media or the community at large. If you need additional information, or would like assistance in arranging a media event or interview, please contact:


    Heather Nelson-Smith

    Chief Administrative Officer

    District of Port Hardy

    PO Box 68

    Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

    Tel: 250 949 6665


    Port Hardy ESS & Canadian Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

    November 10, 2020

    Port Hardy’s Emergency Support Services (ESS) and the Canadian Red Cross are Seeking Volunteers!

    ESS Port Hardy

    The Port Hardy ESS program is seeking volunteers to assist with the delivery of Emergency Support Services to individuals impacted by small scale emergencies such as fire or flood to larger community evacuations due to tsunami or earthquakes. To learn more about the ESS program, ESS volunteer roles and responsibilities contact Susan Bjarnason, ESS Director at

    Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

    From Whitehorse to Victoria and everywhere in-between, the Canadian Red Cross is helping those who need it most. As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity at home and around the world.


    More than 65 Red Cross locations across B.C. & Yukon lend health equipment at no charge. A variety of short-term loans are available, ranging from equipment like crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to raised toilet seats, hospital beds, bath seats and patient lifts. Working closely with health care professionals, the appropriate equipment enables clients to remain at home longer, safely leave the hospital sooner, or spend their final days in the company of family, friends and pets in familiar surroundings. We are looking for Client Services Volunteers.  Provide virtual or in-person administrative support for the health equipment loan program, making calls and ensuring people get the equipment they need.


    This pandemic is changing the way we work. As we adapt, the Red Cross is monitoring where volunteers are needed most and how we can best support the people, and communities impacted by this health emergency.