The Canadian Red Cross Society
The Victoria branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society is a part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is a humanitarian organization working around the world. Since 1864 they have worked to provide first aid training, aid to refugees, help after natural disasters, and improve the health of people worldwide among many other things. During the First World War, the Victoria branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society was involved in many projects including morale-boosting parades, fundraising for medical supplies, and helping returning veterans. It consisted of all areas of society in the city who came together to support the troops during the Great War. One of the stars of the war effort in Victoria was Muggins, a small white dog who helped raise money for the Red Cross by walking his beat through the downtown core of the city.
More information about the Canadian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies can be found on their websites.