Member Agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition

Member Agencies

During humanitarian crises, member agencies speak to Canadians with one voice, provide direct access to disaster and response information, coordinate spokespersons and share resources, including a single phone centre, website and communications team. When disaster strikes, each member agency brings its specific expertise to implementing humanitarian programs. Read more about each of our agencies below.

Learn more about where our agencies are currently operating and where their offices are located.

Find out more about how each agency has responded to our appeals.

CLWR logo

Formed in 1946 as a response to the humanitarian crisis in post-war Europe, CLWR has grown to focus on building resilience among refugee, internally displaced and food insecure populations by developing programs and partnerships aimed to assist the most vulnerable individuals and communities. One of Canada's most experienced relief and development agencies, CLWR responds to people who are suffering unjust or challenging political, social, economic and environmental circumstances.

CLWR is a specialized agency of the Lutheran community in Canada, offering Canadians opportunities to understand and serve the needs of others.

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Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies.

CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

Islamic Relief Canada logo

Over almost 30 years, Islamic Relief has grown into one of the world’s largest Islamic NGOs (non-governmental organizations). Islamic Relief strives to end poverty and envisages a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others. In line with Islamic teachings on the value of every human life, Islamic Relief provides this assistance to whoever needs it most, regardless of race, religion or gender.

Oxfam Canada logo

Founded in 1963, Oxfam Canada is an international development and humanitarian relief organization with a strong focus on human rights. Oxfam Canada is a member of Oxfam International, a federation of 18 affiliates operating in over 90 countries worldwide.

Oxfam Canada provides emergency assistance in times of war and natural disaster, in partnership with Oxfam affiliates and with local organizations. Oxfam is particularly known for expertise in the provision of emergency water and sanitation in addition to long-term community development.

Oxfam Quebec Logo

Since 1973, Oxfam-Québec provides assistance to populations in need during humanitarian crises. The Oxfam family, present in 95 countries, has extensive experience in rapid and effective responses in emergencies. It assists efforts by local populations in developing countries fight for their lives, progress, social justice and human rights.

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Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest international development organizations, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty.

Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, it has only one agenda: to strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Plan International is present in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Save the Children Canada Logo

Founded in 1921, Save the Children Canada works to improve the quality of children’s lives through the realization of their rights. Save the Children delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives worldwide and is committed to doing whatever it takes to reach every last child.

Working in over 120 countries around the world, Save the Children strives to give all children an environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected, so they can realize their fullest potential.