Nov. 7: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful ever recorded, makes landfall in the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless.
Nov. 11: Canadian government announces $5 million in aid for Philippines, pledges to match individual donations.
Nov. 11: Canadian government announces it will dispatch the DART, a quick-response team of medics, technicians and engineers that can provide medical services, infrastructure reconstruction and clean water for up to 40 days to bridge the gap between a disaster and restoration of normal services.
Nov. 13: First elements of the team land in the Philippines.
Nov. 15: Canadians are establishing a base in the city of Roxas, on the island of Panay southeast of Manila. Medical teams beginning to fan out to neighbouring communities.
Nov. 16: As more troops arrive, Canadians officially begin working in the Panay island provinces of Capiz and Iloilo.
Nov. 17: First two of three Griffon helicopters are dispatched to the Philippines to provide transport to outlying communities and isolated islands.
Nov. 18: Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces another $15 million in aid.
Nov. 19: International Development Minister Christian Paradis clarifies that the $15 million announced by Harper is a contribution to match individual donations
Nov. 19: First water purification unit arrives in theatre. The reverse osmosis unit can purify 50,0000 litres of water a day.
Nov. 19: About 300 Canadian military personnel are on the ground on Panay, with more en route.