Haiti Earthquake

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.

5 Key Facts And Figures To Celebrate World Environment Day

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

On June 6, much of the world will be celebrating World Environment Day, the annual United Nations day to raise awareness and action for the environment. As the UN puts it, World Environment Day is an "opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change."

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.

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.

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.

Star Power: Catching up with Mia Farrow

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Most know Farrow as a celebrated actor for her appearances in more than 50 films, but we know Farrow as our Free The Children Ambassador. We sat down with the actress, who told us what she wants her children to remember about her and why she can't presume to know the world's biggest problems.

Behind The Headlines: Who Does Mia Farrow Look up to?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Amidst the chaos backstage at We Day Seattle, we found a quiet corner to talk with our good friend, the famed actor and activist. Mia Farrow is fearless. She visited our development projects in Haiti just one year after the 2010 earthquake. We couldn't imagine who she would look up to. So on We Day, we asked her.

The U.S. And UN Are Disappointed In You, Fantino

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The U.S. State Department and the United Nations chided Canada's international co-operation minister Wednesday over his controversial remarks...

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...

Israel and Haiti: More Than Their Politics

Martine St Victor | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Travel
Martine St Victor

When I tell people how much I love to vacation in Haiti, many look at me like I'm a crackhead. It's not unlike the reaction I got when my producing partner and I decided to produce a whole TV series on Israel. For too long, people have tried to oversimplify the complexities of both Haitian and Israeli politics. I'm not equipped to fully assess these complexities but I know this for sure: people are not their governments.

Haiti: Now Open to Foreign Investors

Michel Martelly | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada
Michel Martelly

I am absolutely convinced that potential investors will not be disappointed when investing in Haiti. The corruption of yesterday, which was known to harm both local and foreign investors, is today no longer tolerated. We lead a zero tolerance policy when it comes to corruption.

First the Quake -- Now Haitian Women Fear Rape

Nikki Reisch | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada
Nikki Reisch

Our survey data confirmed what has long been reflected in humanitarian guidelines, but tragically seems to have been forgotten in post-earthquake Haiti: that people who do not have adequate food, water, and sanitation are at greater risk of rape and other forms of sexual assault.

Haiti: The Forgotten Families

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

On the earthquake's second anniversary, the media did their minimum due diligence. They did not report on the hundreds of thousands of Haitians like the Metellus family who remain scattered across Haiti's rural landscape -- the forgotten displaced people.

'It's Like The End Of Earth'

CP | Chris Duncan, The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada

HOUSTON - Samuel Dalembert stepped off the plane and barely recognized the land where he grew up.Two frantic days after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake rum...

Ottawa Disappointed With Progress In Haiti 2 Years After Quake

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Canadian government is expressing disappointment over Haiti's plodding reconstruction two years after a powerful earthquake slammed the...

The success of free school in haiti

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the quake that ravaged Haiti, media pundits fret over misspent aid dollars and recovery stymied by bureaucracy. Haiti's free public schooling is a humble triumph in the face of extreme adversity.

Haitians Still Waiting For Housing Two Years After Quake

CBC | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics

When Roger Annis visited Haiti last June, he was devastated by what he saw — but not surprised. The temporary relief shelters erected af...

How 2010's Disasters Cost Canada

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Earthquakes, explosions and mudslides blew a hole in Foreign Affairs' budget for consular services to Canadians last year, creating the first...

Haiti's Young Men on Motorbikes

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada
Elizabeth Abbott

Upon returning to Haiti, the contingent that really caught my eye was the army of young males on motorbikes, riding with the cockiness of immaturity exacerbated by the frustration of travel on Haiti's miserable roads.