Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association

Collective Mobilization to Support Afghanistan and Haiti

The urgent humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan and Haiti in the last month are top of mind for many of our members, partners and communities in Canada and globally. 

Afghanistan:  If you are looking to support an organization working in Afghanistan, Food for the Hungry Canada is providing emergency aid and International Development Relief Fund (IDRF) IDRF has released a call for donations to provide basic food and hygiene staples to those in need in Afghanistan.

Haiti:  Learn more here about the work of many of our CCRDA members who are actively involved in responding to the crisis in Haiti. 

CCRDA has launched a new Facebook page where we will share news, upcoming events and helpful information including videos and articles on critical topics in relief and development.

Please take a minute and visit our page and click “Like” or “Follow” and encourage your colleagues/organizations to do so as well!  We hope this will help keep you up-to-date on all that CCRDA has to offer. Feel free to ask any questions or share our content with friends and family who would benefit from it. We look forward to keeping in touch!

CCRDA Members Respond to Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria & Mexico Earthquake

CCRDA members and other organizations are mobilizing a significant response to those in need following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Harvey and Maria which swept through the Caribbean and Southern US in September, 2017 and an earthquake which struck central Mexico on September 19, 2017.  Click here to read a list of CCRDA organizations who are actively involved in responding to these disasters, followed by a summary of their activity and contact information.  

Canada Launches New Feminist  International Assistance Policy

Canada’s much-anticipated new International Assistance Policy was released on June 9, 2017, a year after undertaking wide-ranging consultations with Canadians. The CCRDA and many of its members took part in these consultations and discussions arising from them and we are glad to be able to share this much-anticipated new policy with our members in order to continue these conversations. Click here to read more.

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the Western Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti, near the town of Les Anglais around 7:00 a.m. EDT on October 4, 2016, as a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. Hurricane Matthew is the third strongest hurricane on record, and Haiti’s strongest hurricane in 52 years. Hurricane Matthew’s extreme rains, large storm surge, and Category 4 winds resulted in significant damage, including extreme flooding and wind damage in southern Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals were damaged or destroyed, as well as most crops in the highly agricultural southwestern region of the country. Emergency shelter, food, and clean water (to counter diseases like cholera) are key initial concerns for the approximately 2.1 million Haitians impacted by the effects of the storm according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The following CCRDA members are responding with supplies and support:

ADRA Canada

Compassion Canada

Engineering Ministries International (eMi) Canada

ERDO Canada


FH Canada

Food for the Poor Canada

Global Aid Network (GAiN)


Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Samaritan's Purse Canada

World Renew

World Vision

May 2016 - Fort McMurray, Alberta:  Thousands of families have been evacuated from Fort McMurray Northern Alberta as fires raged out of control in and around the city.  Firefighters, businesses and NGO's are doing the best they can to help this city and the 80,000 evacuees.  

CCRDA has at least 10 NGO's who are helping in disaster response, immediate assistance for evacuees and first-responders.  Here is a list of Christian charities that are helping and accepting donations:          

ADRA Canada                                    

Samaritan’s Purse           

World Renew                   

Salvation Army 

Crossroads Christian Communications               

ERDO Canada                    

EMCC (Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada)

Global Aid Network       

Mennonite Central Committee (Mennonite Disaster Service)      

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries        


The month of April 2016 has brought a rash of strong earthquakes upon our world.  On April 10, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Pakistan and effected communities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Four days later Japan was jolted with a magnitude 6.5 quake which was followed shortly after with 7.3 magnitude Earthquake and many after shocks. The death toll for these earthquakes is 42 with many more injuries and 1000’s of people with their homes destroyed. 

On April 13, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country of Burma (Myanmar) with tremors felt also in India. On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake brought major devastation to the South American country of Ecuador.  There, the death toll is now over 525. Whole communities were flattened with many people trapped in the rubble.  Thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Many of our members are working in these areas.  Here is info on some of our members websites:


World Renew

World Renew to Assist Survivors of Earthquakes in Ecuador

Compassion Canada

Respond with Compassion: Earthquake hits Ecuador


World Vision Canada
Ecuador earthquake: Caring for Children


Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief


All affected areas

ADRA Canada

Earthquake Response. This page will be updated as information comes in from the ADRA response team on the ground. ADRA Canada is also requesting donations to its Disaster and Famine Relief Offering. View their video appeal here.