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What is the Humanitarian Coalition?

When disasters are particularly grave, the government of Canada sometimes introduces a matching period to encourage donors. The time period and the value of the match is up to the government. In April 2019, the government determined that only funds donated to the Humanitarian Coalition will be eligible to receive a government match.

The Humanitarian Coalition is a collection of 12 leading aid organizations providing Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during large-scale humanitarian emergencies. Its goal is to reduce unnecessary fundraising competition, increase the impact of humanitarian responses and reduce administrative costs.

The following organizations are members of the Humanitarian Coalition:

  • Action Against Hunger
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief
  • CARE Canada
  • Doctors of the World
  • Humanity & Inclusion
  • Islamic Relief Canada
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Oxfam-Québec
  • Plan International Canada
  • Save the Children Canada
  • World Vision Canada

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a member of the Humanitarian Coalition, and PWRDF’s membership in the Foodgrains Bank allows donations to PWRDF to be matched. For more information about matching funds please contact Marianne McQuillan.