The Humanitarian Coalition brings together Canada’s leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. As a joint Canadian approach to humanitarian response, the Humanitarian Coalition is a “one-stop-shop” for all Canadians. The seven member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition work together to reduce unnecessary competition, inform the public on humanitarian needs, increase the impact of Canadian humanitarian responses and reduce administrative costs.

CBSR works with the Humanitarian Coalition as a strategic partner. During times of international crisis, CBSR organizes webinars to provide corporate Canada with the latest available information. CBSR helps the Humanitarian Coalition communicate directly with corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders in our network to improve the lives of those directly affected by disaster.

The Humanitarian Coalition is comprised of seven member agencies which include:

  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief – 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.
  • CARE – 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.
  • Islamic Relief Canada – Over almost 30 years, Islamic Relief has grown into one of the world’s largest Islamic 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 – Founded in 1963, Oxfam Canada is an international development and humanitarian relief organization with a strong focus on human rights. Oxfam Canada provides emergency assistance in times of war and natural disaster, in partnership with Oxfam affiliates and with local organizations.
  • Oxfam Québec – 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.
  • Plan International – 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 – 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.