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13 Jun 2015 description

Contributing to prosperity, security and democratic governance

June 12, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canada’s renewed strategy for engagement in Haiti. The renewed five-year strategy follows a review of Canada’s long-term engagement in Haiti, which sought to examine the progress made to date and maximize efforts and resources.

13 Jan 2015 description

Minister Paradis is pleased to once again promote the sharing of Canadian expertise to support development in Haiti.

January 13, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, held a press conference today to announce Canada’s support for the Sustainable Strengthening of Haitian Firefighters’ Response Capabilities project, which will be implemented by the city of Québec.

13 Jan 2015 description

Le gouvernement du Canada octroie une contribution financière de 2 640 000 $ à la Ville de Québec pour la mise en œuvre du projet Renforcement durable des capacités d’intervention des sapeurs-pompiers haïtiens, de 2015 à 2017.

La caserne de pompiers de Port-au-Prince a été lourdement endommagée par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010 et elle représente un danger grave pour les employés. De plus, le service d’incendie haïtien, qui est sous la responsabilité de la Police nationale d’Haïti, ne dispose pas de formation spécialisée distincte.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

27 Jan 2014 description

Haïti - L’OIM en Haïti a reçu 20 millions de dollars canadiens (environ 18 millions de dollars US) de la part du Ministère canadien des affaires étrangères, du commerce et du développement (DFATD) afin d’aider au retour volontaire et au relogement d’environ 16 000 familles déplacées vivant dans 60 sites prioritaires d’Haïti.

Situés dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, les camps sélectionnés sont ceux exposés à un risque de catastrophe élevé, à une menace d’expulsion ou ceux situés dans des écoles qui entravent l’accès à l’éducation des enfants.

23 Jan 2014 description

Haiti - IOM Haiti has received CAD 20 million (USD 18 million ) in new funding from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to assist in the voluntary return and relocation of approximately 16,000 internally displaced (IDP) households remaining in 60 priority sites.

Located in the metropolitan Port-au-Prince area, the selected camps include those at high environmental risk, under threat of eviction or located in schools, preventing access to classes for students.

29 Aug 2013 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been madeand what development challenges remain.

26 Feb 2013 description

Le 25 février 2013 - Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird et la ministre d’État des Affaires étrangères (Amériques et Affaires consulaires), l’honorable Diane Ablonczy, ont fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à leur arrivée en Haïti à l’occasion d’une visite officielle :

« Après avoir voyagé séparément pendant une semaine en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes, nous sommes heureux de nous rejoindre pour cette visite en Haïti afin de constater sur place l’état des réformes économiques et de redoubler d’efforts pour protéger les droits de tous les Haïtiens.

26 Feb 2013 description

February 25, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today issued the following statement upon arrival in Haiti for an official visit:

“After a week of parallel travels through Latin America and the Caribbean, we are pleased to team up for a visit to Haiti to see first-hand the status of economic reforms and to redouble our efforts to protect the rights of all Haitians.

07 Jan 2013 description

Le 8 janvier 2013

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

15 May 2012 description
report Oxfam

La Fondation Jacqueline Lessard, Imavision et Oxfam-Québec sont fières d’annoncer la fin de la construction de l’Orphelinat-école de la Fondation Jacqueline Lessard, à Croix-des-Bouquets, ville située en banlieue de Port-au-Prince en Haïti. Le projet inclut trois bâtiments : une école pouvant accueillir 400 élèves de la communauté, un orphelinat pouvant héberger 80 orphelins et un bâtiment de services (cuisine, préau, bloc sanitaire).

15 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Betty Désir

PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 14, 2012 (IPS) - Almost three months after the seat was left vacant when the former prime minister resigned due to disagreements and political wrangling with the president, as of Monday, Haiti finally has a new prime minister.

Businessman Laurent Salvador Lamothe, 39, will succeed Dr. Gary Conille who served in the important post for only four months. The doctor – who has also worked for several United Nations agencies around the world – resigned in February because of disagreements with President Michel Martelly, elected in May 2011.

17 Apr 2012 description

A RETENIR

  • Le Ministère de la Planification et de la Coopération Externe (MPCE) a été proposé comme nouvel homologue gouvernemental du FRH (p.2)

  • La France devient membre votant du comité de pilotage du FRH (p.2). Sa dernière contribution de 2. 8 million d’euros lui a permis d’atteindre le minimum requis de 30 millions de dollars.

  • 2750 ménages de 4 camps sont retournés à leurs quartiers d’origine (p.3).

17 Apr 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE

  • The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) has been proposed as the new HRF government counterpart (p.2)

  • France becomes a voting member of the HRF Steering Committee (p.2). Its last contribution of €2.8 million brought its total contribution to over the minimum required US$30 million.

  • 2750 households from 4 camps returned to their neighborhood of origin (p.3).

09 Mar 2012 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10572

Security Council
6732nd Meeting (AM)

Mariano Fernandez Says, Nearly Eight Years after Mission’s Deployment,
Goals of Peace-keeping in Sight, Despite Serious Setbacks by 2010 Earthquake

01 Feb 2012 description

Two years after the earthquake, many Haitian schools are serving their children with food grown locally. Knowing they have a buyer, farmers are motivated to produce more food. Knowing they'll get good food, kids are keen to go to school - where they get the nutrition they need, plus an education. It's the virtuous circle at the heart of the strategy by the government and WFP to make Haitians more food secure.

24 Jan 2012 description

A Development and Peace project will soon result in new permanent houses for 450 to 475 earthquake-affected families in Haiti.

The houses will be built in Petit Boucan, a mountainous and isolated part of the region of Gressier, which was at the epicentre of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th, 2010. Nearly all the houses in this impoverished area were destroyed as a result of the earthquake.

24 Jan 2012 description

Montréal

Un projet de Développement et Paix donnera bientôt de nouvelles maisons permanentes à quelque 450 familles touchées par le tremblement de terre en Haïti.

Les maisons seront construites dans Petit Boucan, une partie montagneuse et isolée de la région de Gressier, située à l’épicentre du grave séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010. Le séisme a détruit la presque totalité des maisons de ce secteur appauvri.

13 Jan 2012 description

The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti is a salient reminder of the fragility of life and how years of development work and progress can be wiped out in an instant.

Two years after the earthquake, Canada has shown to the people of Haiti―and the world―that we are there to support the millions of people whose lives were impacted by this tragic event. Canada has delivered humanitarian assistance, helped to rebuild institutions and infrastructure, and supported sustainable development based on the Haitian government's priorities.