Canada Haiti

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.

Helping Farmers Fight the Rising Food Crisis in Haiti

Hugh Locke | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Hugh Locke

Even after three years of rebuilding from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, progress continues to be met with stories of difficulty and more bad news. Last week the U.N. issued a report warning that 1.5-million Haitians -- mostly farmers and their families -- are at risk of serious malnutrition because of crop losses.

The Danger of High Expectations for International Aid

Kevin McCort | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada
Kevin McCort

While Don Cherry's comments about the amount of money spent on international aid to Haiti provoked much gnashing of teeth in the international development community, he does raise a pretty pertinent question: What is the value of Canada's contribution to international aid and development?

CIDA is Breaking Canada's Promise to the World

Glen Pearson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada
Glen Pearson

For well over a decade CIDA has been pushed from pillar to post, reeling from the constant shifting of priorities and reductions in funding. Quietly, and with sadness, the agency has watched many of its key personnel leave in favour of more imaginative posts in the United Nations or the NGO field.

Why CIDA Should Plan for Failure

Dariusz Dziewanski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Dariusz Dziewanski

It may be that the inherent complexity of international development initiatives -- which occur in dynamic and unpredictable environments, such Haiti's -- precludes a quick or linear path towards development results. Within this framework, failure may actually be a necessary stepping-stone on the path towards success.

Haiti PM's Message To Canada

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Haiti's prime minister wants Ottawa to give his government more say in how Canadian aid is spent in his country as it struggles to rebuild ...

Fantino Freezes New Funds For Haiti

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canada will stop funding new aid projects in Haiti until Ottawa finds a better way for the struggling nation to help itself, says Internati...

The Story of the Real Life Django Unchained

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

In Django Unchained, the protagonist makes the fictional journey from slavery to freedom in the Antebellum Southern U.S. circa 1858. As President Obama reminded us, Tuesday marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which announced the end of slavery in the USA in 1863. Toussaint L'Ouverture played the leading role in the real-life drama alongside and his revolutionary army of self-emancipated barefoot slaves, defeating the three great empires of the eighteenth century -- Spain, England, and France -- and finally winning independence after a decade of toil.

U.S. Issues Haiti Travel Warning

CBC | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Travel

The U.S. State Department is warning against travel to Haiti because of recent reports of killings, robbery and infectious disease, and Ottawa is also...

The Next Thing to Worry About Post-Sandy? Infectious Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, are common worldwide and leave the affected public vulnerable to the harsh realities of nature, including the onslaught of infectious diseases. The reality of any disaster of this magnitude is that public health measures are all but forgotten as people do everything they can to survive. The viruses will surely arrive before the area has recovered.