Together saving more lives


Media and private sector partners are invited to participate in this joint action during times of humanitarian disasters, 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.

All of our Rapid Response Network (RRN) partners play a key role during times of humanitarian crisis, each in line with their particular capacity. By joining our Rapid Response Network your organization can help increase the awareness about future crises, reduce the costs of fundraising and ensure that survivors of terrible disasters around the world are helped more quickly.

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Bell Media

Bell Media has been an active supporter of the Humanitarian Coalition since 2008.  In times of large scale international crises, Bell Media, through its various media properties and platforms have supported relief efforts by broadcasting TV and radio spots for the Humanitarian Coalition free of charge, along with presenting online banners across its various websites directing Canadians to our website.  In this way, communications materials have been shared through such profile media properties as BNN, the Comedy Channel, MuchMusic, CP24, and the CTV network to name only a few. This generous support has been offered for the Burma Cyclone Appeal (2008), the Asia-Pacific Disasters (2009), the Haiti Earthquake and Pakistan Floods (2010), for the Japan Earthquake and East Africa Drought Crisis (2011), for the Sahel Crisis (2012), the Philippines Typhoon (2013), the Ebola Outbreak (2014), the Nepal Earthquake (2015) and the Syrian Refugee Crisis (2015). Through this support, Canadians learned more about these important crises and how they can help.

Shaw Media

Shaw Media operates Global Television, along with 19 of the country’s most popular specialty channels and more than 20 online properties. Shaw Media joined our Rapid Response Network in 2011 when it supported relief efforts for the East African Famine by broadcasting TV spots for the Humanitarian Coalition free of charge. Since then, Shaw Media has supported our appeals for the Sahel Drought (2012), Philippines Typhoon (2013), Ebola outbreak (2014) and the Nepal Earthquake (2015). Through their support, Shaw Media is helping to create a unified campaign that makes it simple for Canadians to support people around the world who need our help urgently.


CBC has included the Humanitarian Coalition as part of its Crisis Relief site on during appeals for the Pakistan Floods, the Japan Earthquake, the East Africa and the Sahel Drought Crisis. Through the site, Canadians across the country have been able to learn more about these crises and how they can provide support to those who are in urgent need.

Metro News

The members of the Humanitarian Coalition are excited to welcome Metro as the newest media partner in our Rapid Response Network. Metro is the nation’s No. 1 free national daily newspaper brand and the first national daily to publish in both official languages. In Canada, Metro editions are published in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. For future emergencies, Metro will donate free space ads to mobilize their  YAMs (youthful, active, metropolitans) audience in Canada to support people in crisis around the globe.

eBay Canada

eBay Canada has generously donated banners on its website to the Humanitarian Coalition, helping Canadians to learn much more about major disasters, the humanitarian response and how Canadians can donate to bring more help to those affected.  After first supporting the Haiti Earthquake Appeal in winter 2010 and the Pakistan floods later the same year, ebay has again demonstrated its generous support for the East Africa Drought Crisis as well as the Sahel Crisis.


20 VIC Management Inc. manages a portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties across Canada. In proud partnership with the Humanitarian Coalition, 20 VIC Management Inc. is committed to increasing the impact of Canadian relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crisis. At retail shopping centres across the country, 20 VIC Management Inc. mobilizes employees, retailers and patrons, implementing programs in support of the Humanitarian Coalition.  

The School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) at the University of Ottawa

The School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) at the University of Ottawa works with the Humanitarian Coalition as it pilots a joint Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework, providing for an even stronger focus on learning, accountability and transparency as key fundamentals of humanitarian response.

Global Affairs Canada

The Humanitarian Coalition wishes to thank Global Affairs Canada (formerly Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) for its funding toward the development of our Program Monitoring and Evaluation framework. The framework now in place supports the Humanitarian Coalition’s work on transparency, accountability, learning and capacity building during and after the emergency responses we fund. Global Affairs Canada has also supported the testing of this framework, an exercise that has yielded valuable lessons and enabled the Humanitarian Coalition to identify best practices and improvements that have further strengthened our accountability and transparency commitments.

PayPal Canada

More of your donation reached people in East Africa and in the Sahel because PayPal donated back all transaction fees incurred by generous Canadians donating to the Humanitarian Coalition through their online transaction system.


Rogers TV

Rogers TV stations support disaster relief efforts by broadcasting the Humanitarian Coalition’s public service messages free of charge, and posting online banners directing Canadians to our website.  Rogers TV believes in ‘Local Matters’ programming, television that brings communities together. Since 1969, Rogers has invested in the creation and ongoing development of its unique community television service. Rogers Communications is Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Rogers TV is only available to Rogers’ customers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.


PATTISON Onestop, a division of PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH). Onestop creates and delivers uniquely engaging experiences that connect the physical and digital worlds, and provides audiences timely and relevant information in engaging spaces. Onestop leverages proprietary technology to deploy digital campaigns for mass transit, office, residential, and retail environments, as well as being the exclusive media provider in the PATH - Toronto's underground walkway connecting office towers and subway stations to over 1,200 shops and services. PATTISON Onestop joined the Rapid Reponse Network in support of Haiti Earthquake in 2010 by offering public service announcements to raise national awareness, drive donations and educate Canadians on how they can support those who are in need.


RONA began to support the Humanitarian Coalition in 2015 during the Nepal Campaign, following the earthquake. This year, RONA employees were invited to support the World Refugee Day Campaign. Together, we have the power to build and rebuild lives. 


Corporate Donors


The following are just some of the agencies, associations, foundations and corporations that have provided generous financial support to the Humanitarian Coalition during recent appeals:

  • André Gauthier Foundation
  • Anjuman Khadimul Muslimein
  • Anne McGrath Memorial Foundation Inc
  • Canadian Auto Workers Social Justice Fund
  • Canadian Corps of Commissionnaires Canada
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Teacher’s Federation
  • Carranza Barristers & Solicitors
  • Castlepoint Investments Inc.   
  • Cedar Springs Foundation
  • Confédération Des Syndicats Nationaux
  • CSL Group
  • Dr P Mistry Dentistry Professional Corp                    
  • Dr. Richard Hsu Inc.                                                              
  • Drillwell Enterprises Ltd.                                  
  • Ernst and Young
  • Genworth Financial Canada
  • Google Grants
  • Grand & Toy
  • Groupe Jean Coutu/Jean Coutu
  • International Ass’n of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
  • J S Cheng & Partners Inc
  • J.E Panneton Family Foundation                             
  • John W Casanave Memorial Foundation                                                              
  • JW  McConnell Family Foundation
  • Lanbro Inc                                                                           
  • Marmen
  • North Face Canada
  • Olympia Charitable Foundation                              
  • Ontario Teacher’s Federation
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Pulse Seismic Inc
  • Rothenberg Capital Management                              
  • Shelley Sugarman Law Corporation
  • Sisters of St-Joseph
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc
  • Sobeys Incorporated
  • St Thomas Becket Parish                                    
  • The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP)
  • The Kayak Foundation at the Calgary Foundation
  • The Merck Frosst Employees Charity Trust Fund
  • The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem
  • The Steele Family Foundation
  • Tides Canada Foundation