Canada Haiti

Supporting Haiti During And After The Crisis

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Haiti is a structurally vulnerable country where a crisis is never far away, often sweeping in with rain, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and cholera to wreak havoc on the nation's priorities. When I arrived in Haiti in 2007, the 2004 disaster in Gonaives was still fresh in everyone's minds. A year later, the same city was once again flooded. When I came back in 2012, the earthquake had left thousands of people in Port au Prince homeless and cholera was rapidly spreading.

Canada Pledges $54 Million In Disaster Relief To Haiti

CP | Vicky Fragasso-Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The country is reeling from the devastating effects of hurricane Matthew.

'Location' Really Matters When Natural Disaster Strikes

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

We've all heard the real estate mantra: "Location, location, location." It means that two identical homes can have completely different value, depending on where they're situated. Location is everything. Millions of the world's poorest children know this all too well -- especially when natural disaster strikes.

The Hurricane Is Gone But The Danger Isn't For Haitians

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda De Souza | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada

The disease has killed more than 9,000 people in Haiti since 2010.

Haiti Faces A Long Road To Recovery After Hurricane Matthew

Megan Radford | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

When you add in the damage to roads, schools and clinics, combined with the risk of waterborne diseases like cholera that are increasing due to flooding, the people of Haiti are in desperate need. But they are also resilient. These photos tell a story of great tragedy, community cooperation, and the strength of Haiti's people to get up and begin rebuilding.

Here Is What It Looks Like To Survive Hurricane Matthew

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Hurricane Matthew has put the lives of millions of children in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic in danger. In Haiti, it is estimated that half a million children live in the most affected areas, particularly in Grand-Anse and the South. But words alone cannot demonstrate the destruction.

Health Conditions Worsen In Hurricane-Hit Haiti As Aid Trickles In

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada

About 750,000 people in southwest Haiti alone will need "life-saving assistance and protection'' in the next three months, the UN says.

Hurricane Matthew Is Much Worse Than Expected

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

With every hour that passes more information about destruction and death is coming in. Every report is directly linked to the life and future of children in Haiti. Over the course of yesterday, following the eventually intensifying stream of updates from partners on the ground I felt darkness creeping up on me -- until I remembered that we are moving forward towards relief for children on the ground.

Haiti's Resolve Is Stronger Than The Winds Of Hurricane Matthew

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

It is Sunday at 2 p.m., local time. I am in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, waiting, together with 10 million people. Waiting for the impact of yet another burden on the already heavily loaded shoulders of this amazing country.

Richness Is Making A Real Difference In The World

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Creating something magical out of your life that is greater than you are is the key to a fulfilling life. Serving people and giving them value are just two ways to contribute beyond yourself.

Riding Through A Haiti Slum Exposed Our Society's Casual Greed

Chris Taylor | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

We rolled on through Port-au-Prince, encountering pockets of garbage and smoke and poverty so extreme it seemed to punch you right in the face. Our SUV's tinted windows were rolled up tight, since my children might "look like money" to those in the encampments, our driver advised. At that moment, tweets about the Met Gala were rolling in.

Quebec Cops' Sex With Haitian Locals Broke UN Rules: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada

Regulations prohibit people on official UN business from having sexual relations with locals.

Perfume War Documentary Tells Tale Of Building Peace Through Economic Empowerment

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Capt. Trevor Greene

When I came out of my coma in Vancouver General Hospital about six weeks after I was wounded, I thought I was recovering from injuries from an IED strike I survived in the third week of my tour and would soon be back with my battle group.

Why We Should Care About Dominican Expulsion of Haitians

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

The immediate response to the unjust treatment of Haitian-Dominicans by the government of the Dominican Republic should be a collective one. The opposition to the slated deportation or expulsion of over 200,000 Haitian-Dominicans is a cause that needs to be taken up not only by Caribbean leaders, but also by the people living in the region and its diaspora.hile circulating awareness of the treatment of Haitian-Dominicans via social media outlets has served its purpose, let's also include proactive measures such as lobbying governments and pressuring foreign companies to stop investing in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The Haitian and Dominican republics share a porous border and a long, complicated and bloody history. The island's fissure divides it along colonial, linguistic, socioeconomic and cultural lines. In the era of globalization and international collaboration it's time to reexamine the Haitian-Dominican relationship.

B.C. Couple Sparks Unique Fundraiser For Haiti School

The Huffington Post B.C. | Montana Cumming | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The School Sessions is not your everyday, run-of-the mill fundraiser.

Recognizing the Heroes of Haiti's Cholera Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

You will likely never see Milsoit's face on the cover of a magazine. But on the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, we believe some recognition and thanks are owed to him--and to all of those--who have spent so many years fighting a forgotten epidemic. They are true heroes.

How Canada Is Helping to Empower Haiti, 5 Years Later

Habitat for Humanity Canada | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Habitat for Humanity Canada

Five years after the devastating earthquake that rocked the lives and homes of thousands of Haitian men, women and children, the shadow of that tragic day remains. Thanks to the overwhelmingly generosity of Canadian individuals and support from organizations and government, progress in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas has been made.

Canada Urges Haiti To Call Vote As Nation Teeters On Brink Of Collapse

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada urged the Haitian government on Thursday to call elections soon, as the Caribbean nation teetered yet again on the brink of collapse....

The UN's Mission in Haiti Consists of Terrorism and Military Occupation

Nydia Dauphin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Nydia Dauphin

Haiti remains the dent in imperialism's white-supremacist shining armour. It remains the African nation which successfully expelled imperialist predatory forces to become the first African republic (post-colonization). It remains the African nation which took the empty rhetoric of equality-liberty-fraternity and gave it substance and meaning.

Revisiting the Haitian Coup 10 Years Later

Larry Rousseau | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

The February 2004 coup against the democratically elected Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, serves as a potent example of how Canada's aid program and foreign policy can undermine democratic development. Some will undoubtedly find the preceding statement surprising, if not disturbing, but the documentary record of Canada's relationship with Haiti supports it.

Don't Mistake Montreal's Mayor For a Friend of Haiti

Nydia Dauphin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Nydia Dauphin

I dare to dream of a Diaspora that is able to actively, consistently and credibly hold individuals like Coderre accountable for their actions; a Diaspora that is in a position of preventing the many Coderre's of this world from adding insult to injury by portraying themselves as true friends of Haiti. Because with friends like these...

What You Don't Know About Canada's "Aid" to Haiti

Yves Engler | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

When the media in this country focuses on Haiti, it is typically to highlight Canadian aid projects. Yet, here is one of Haiti's most popular politicians telling the press (and audiences throughout South America) that Canada helped overthrow its elected government and continues to undermine its sovereignty.

Don't Judge Haiti By Its Media Coverage

Sophie Tarnowska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Sophie Tarnowska

I had no idea how strongly my friend and many other Haitians feel about this uneven representation of their island until I posted a picture of a pile of garbage in Port-au-Prince and her brother told me off. Haiti is treated like that girl who can't shake the bad reputation she got in high school.

Haiti, After the Earthquake

Krista O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Krista O'Brien

"Most people don't like talking about the earthquake, but someone always asks. It's just so painful to remember." It's my first time visiting Haiti, and while it's as hot as I expected (maybe hotter), I wasn't prepared for the beauty of the country.