Flood Response in Eastern Canada

| Posted By: Helen Suk
Flood Response in Eastern Canada

In April 2019, snowmelt and rainfall overwhelmed parts of Eastern Canada. Along the Ottawa River, flooding reached record levels as residents struggled to save their homes. As the floodwaters recede, homeowners are facing the continued physical and mental challenges of displacement, and the dangers of infection from contaminated water and mould. Each passing day presents greater risk, greater costs and greater hardship for the communities... Read More »

Team Rubicon Canada Rolls Out Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Last March, Team Rubicon Canada was excited to deliver Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to 12 Greyshirt volunteers in Calgary. We have a dense population of veterans, first responders and civilians who are regularly exposed to disaster zones, making suicide intervention a life-saving skill for our volunteers to have. What is ASIST? ASIST, a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid, teaches participants how... Read More »

And Then There Were Four: Meet the Team Rubicon Canada Staff

| Posted By: Helen Suk
And Then There Were Four: Meet the Team Rubicon Canada Staff

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve hit a significant milestone in our growth as a disaster response charity. Team Rubicon Canada officially welcomes three new staff members to our National Headquarters. Our organization is now poised to take on a greater, more impactful role in disaster relief operations in Canada and abroad. Ashley Pardy-Serre, Director of Development With a Master’s degree in International Development and another... Read More »

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada Announces Support to Team Rubicon Canada

OTTAWA–General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is pleased to announce its support of Team Rubicon Canada and the important humanitarian work it does globally. General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada will equip Team Rubicon with EmergencySHIELD™ – communications equipment designed for disaster zones – so they can deliver more effective disaster and humanitarian response operations at home and abroad. Team Rubicon Canada launched in 2016 and unites the skills... Read More »

Team Rubicon Canada Launches Response To Unprecedented Flooding In New Brunswick

New Brunswick is currently entering the Recovery Phase of the worst flooding in the Province’s history, displacing over 1000 people from their homes, and leaving nearly 7000 without electricity. Nearly 140 provincial roads, bridges, and culverts have been affected by the flooding, with more than 100 roads closed. As the waters begin to recede, Team Rubicon Canada, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is taking action... Read More »

Team Rubicon Canada Deploys to Brantford, Ontario Following Historic Flooding

Local and regional flooding hit Southern Ontario hard in the past several weeks. Water levels rose seven meters in the Grand River, forcing more than 5,000 people to evacuate their homes. As the ice begins to melt, Team Rubicon Canada, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is preparing to deploy to Brantford to provide immediate response. Team Rubicon Canada is part of the global Team Rubicon... Read More »

BIG News!

| Posted By: Lexi DeRosa
BIG News!

We are elated to announce that the Canada Revenue Agency has granted Team Rubicon Canada CHARITABLE STATUS!!! We would like to thank all of our supporters who have contributed to the success of our organization during this process. We could not have achieved this without all of you championing TR the whole way. We would also like to thank STIHL, Vallen, Via Rail and our kick-ass private donors for their generosity. Additionally, we... Read More »

Deploy in Canada

| Posted By: David Fascinato
Deploy in Canada

At the start of 2016, Team Rubicon Canada had only a handful of volunteers; within weeks of Op Pay Dirt in May-June, the ranks of the organization swelled. These volunteers now stand ready and available when their communities are in their greatest need. As we work towards the full launch of Team Rubicon Canada later this year, we expect the deployment pace to accelerate.Regional ExecutionTeam Rubicon operates and deploys at the regional level. Emergency... Read More »

Deploying Abroad

| Posted By: David Fascinato
Deploying Abroad

  Deploying internationally is complex and requires a significant amount of planning and coordination. When we arrive on site after a disaster in a foreign country, all eyes and hope have turned to us, expecting immediate action and results. Disasters are no-excuse, results-only zones. Team Rubicon Canada will sort you out with travel and logistics and take you into the breach, but we need you to... Read More »

Team Rubicon Canada Spins Up

| Posted By: David Fascinato
Team Rubicon Canada Spins Up

On May 1st, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta that within days would sweep through the city and destroy more than 2,400 homes and displace more than 80,000 residents. The wildfire, which would come to be known as ‘The Beast’, would eventually grow to nearly 1.5 million acres. Having established a strong and well-known desire to create a Team Rubicon in Canada,... Read More »