Haiti earthquake donation options for Canadians

Canadians can donate to Canadian organizations in order to support emergency relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

Please give money, not in-kind donations of clothing and supplies. Professionals with experienced nonprofit organizations know what’s needed best and how/if supplies can be distributed. Give money. If you want to donate something other than money, Aeroplan miles to an organizaton like Medecins sans Frontieres is another option.

Also, please consider making undesignated donations (donations given to the general organization, not to one specific campaign) to organizations like the Red Cross and Medecins sans Frontieres, as they know best where to direct needed funds.

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By text

  • Bell, Rogers, Telus: Text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to The Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund
  • Rogers and Fido: Text HELP to 1291 to donate $5 to Partners In Health: Haiti and other Haitian relief organizations
  • Most carriers:  Text HAITI to 30333 to donate $5 to support Plan Canada’s emergency relief efforts


The Canadian government will match donations to eligible organizations. As reported by the CBC:

The federal government is earmarking up to $50 million to match Canadians’ donations to charities aiding relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Minister of International Co-operation Bev Oda said Thursday morning the government will match the contributions of individuals to eligible Canadian charitable organizations in support of humanitarian and recovery efforts in response to the earthquake, up to a total of $50 million.

The money contributed would be managed through the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, run by the Canadian International Development Agency, said Oda.