Humanitarian Coalition Invited to Receive Typhoon Haiyan Donations at DFATD Charity Gala

November 28, 2013

(Ottawa) - The Humanitarian Coalition is pleased to announce that it will be represented at this year’s Art of Giving Gala hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) as the main recipient organization for Typhoon Haiyan donations. The second edition of this high-profile event will be held on Friday, November 29 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Qc.

The evening brings together the diplomatic and international communities for music, dancing, food, a silent auction, and a unique opportunity to mingle while at the same time taking a moment to think about the less fortunate around us. Following  the most devastating typhoon ever to hit the Philippines, we are especially mindful of those whose lives have been deeply affected by the immense devastation that it caused in the country’s southern region.

To date, the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies have raised more than $4 million to help Haiyan survivors. This is in large part due to the generous donations of Canadians, be they individual or corporate gifts, or the result of fundraising activities organized by community groups, employers, sports teams, radio stations, or schools.

We look forward to an entertaining and successful evening this Friday and thank DFATD employees for inviting the Humanitarian Coalition, Canada’s only group of leading relief agencies working in collaboration to respond to humanitarian disasters.

Together, we continue to help the people of the Philippines as they rebuild their lives and restore their neighbourhoods. For more information, go to:

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About the Humanitarian Coalition

The Humanitarian Coalition is a joint appeal mechanism. It is comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada.

With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, we bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. We work together to eliminate unnecessary competition, reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public on humanitarian needs. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To make a donation for Typhoon Haiyan, go to or call 1-800-464-9154.

For interviews, please contact :

Humanitarian Coalition
Marie-Jo Proulx

CARE Canada
Suzanne Charest
Plan Canada
Abigail Brown
Oxfam Canada
Melanie Gallant
Save the Children
Kirsten Walkom
Justine Lesage
514- 513-0013




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