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RedR Canada (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) has just successfully completed a series of key activities including two training programs, the high-profile participation of Princess Anne in se...

October 1, 2003  Canadian Consulting Engineer

RedR Canada (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) has just successfully completed a series of key activities including two training programs, the high-profile participation of Princess Anne in several events, and the presentation of the first annual “RedR Canada Award for Meritorious Service in Humanitarian Aid” to HRH the Princess Royal by Canada’s Minister for International Cooperation, the Hon. Susan Whelan.

The two training programs were administered in August with support from CIDA. The first was a program for trainers and the second was the “Essentials of Humanitarian Practice,” RedR’s widely respected foundation course for engineers working in aid. Twenty-one RedR members and client staff attended the course held in Kingston, Ontario in late August. “This is a great start to our long-term training program,” says Kirk Thompson, Executive Director of RedR Canada, about the impact of the two courses.

Princess Anne, who is the President of RedR International, spoke at the RedR Canada Annual General Meeting and laid a wreath at the monument in Ottawa honouring Canadian aid workers who have given their lives in humanitarian service.

RedR Canada is a charitable organization providing engineering expertise and technical, logistical and management support to front-line humanitarian relief agencies. RedR Canada, whose creation was initiated by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC), is now an independent humanitarian organization.

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For more information, including how to make a contribution, visit www.redr.ca.

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