Government of Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Haiti: After the Earthquake

Portrait of young Haitian construction worker © ACDI-CIDA/Jean-François Leblanc

With Canadian and international partners, and in line with Haiti's Action Plan for Recovery and Development and the priorities of the Haitian government, Canada provided urgent humanitarian aid to those affected by the earthquake and continues to support projects that contribute to the long-term reconstruction and development of Haiti.

In total, between 2006 and 2012, the Government of Canada committed more than $1 billion towards Haiti, which makes this country Canada's largest aid beneficiary in the Americas.

Although these efforts have already resulted in some positive changes, the needs in Haiti are still enormous. With all of the work still to do, Canada remains resolved to support Haiti in the years to come.

With the support of trusted humanitarian partners, Canada is doing everything it can to ensure that its response to the disaster is effective and meets the needs of the people of Haiti.