Who We Are
The Humanitarian Coalition consists of five charitable member agencies: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada. All Canadian humanitarian agencies that meet the membership criteria are invited to join in this initiative.
Media and private sector partners are invited to participate in this joint action during times of humanitarian crisis, when the needs are greatest. The Humanitarian Coalition strives to provide the Canadian public and media with the most relevant information during a crisis. Member agencies combine to pursue media and private sector support for the Canadian appeal process.
The Humanitarian Coalition is also inspired by humanitarian agencies around the world that have realized the power of joint action. Successful national humanitarian appeal mechanisms include the Disasters Emergency Committee (UK), Aktion Deutschland (Germany), Agire (Italy), Japan Platform (Japan), SHO Netherlands and others. These aid agencies meet once a year to share experiences, expertise and best practices regarding humanitarian crisis and disaster response.