- 2013-12-17 - Minister Paradis Thanks Canadians for Their Generosity
- 2013-12-16 - Canada’s DART completes its mission in the Philippines
- 2013-11-27 - Minister Paradis Extends Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
- 2013-11-20 - Canada to deploy emergency stockpile in the Philippines
- 2013-11-19 - INTERPOL deploys team to Philippines to assess disaster victim identification needs after Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-19 - Canada distributes humanitarian assistance for Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-18 - PM announces further Canadian support for the Philippines
- 2013-11-17 - Filipino-Canadians unite to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-16 - Canadian Armed Forces to deploy three CH-146 Griffon helicopters to the Philippines
- 2013-11-15 - PM provides update on Canadian support for the Philippines
- 2013-11-15 - Canada's contribution to humanitarian efforts in the Philippines bolstered by the departure of additional Canadian Armed Forces Personnel
- 2013-11-15 - Water purification unit departs for the Philippines
- 2013-11-14 - Canada announces further measures in response to Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-14 - Minister of State Yelich Meets with Filipino-Canadian Community
- 2013-11-13 - Prime Minister of Canada - Public Events for November 13, 2013
- 2013-11-13 - Canadian military personnel and equipment leave Trenton for the Philippines
- 2013-11-13 - Canadian Government and Red Cross Deploy Field Hospital and Emergency Medical Teams to aid those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-12 - Minister of National Defence provides update on Canada's assistance in the Philippines
- 2013-11-11 - Prime Minister Harper calls President Aquino of the Philippines to express condolences and offer support in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
- 2013-11-11 - Baird Statement on Canadian Response to Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-10 - Canada launches matching fund to help those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-09 - Canada supporting those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-09 - Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-08 - Statement from Minister Paradis and Minister Yelich: Canada is deeply concerned for the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces, and cutting communications in the country's central region. Thousands of lives are feared to have been lost, with a large number of injuries and destruction of property and infrastructure. Approximately 11.3 million people are reportedly affected , and although needs assessments are ongoing, humanitarian needs will be substantial.
Donation criteria for individual Canadians
For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines and other affected countries, the government will set aside one dollar for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. The government will use the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to provide assistance through international and Canadian humanitarian organizations, employing established channels and procedures.
To be counted for the purposes of the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, donations from individual Canadians may not exceed $100,000 per individual and must be:
- monetary in nature.
- made to a registered Canadian charity that is receiving donations in response to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan. (Please note, donations cannot be made directly to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund or to DFATD.)
- specifically earmarked for response to Typhoon Haiyan.
- be made between November 9 and December 23, 2013.
For more information about making a individual donation to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, visit the How to make a donation page.
Donation criteria for individuals fundraising on behalf of organizations
Donations from a fundraising event undertaken to raise money from individuals in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are eligible to be matched. This fundraising may be undertaken by schools, faith-based organizations, clubs, social groups, businesses, incorporated entities, or charitable organizations.
Any donations made by corporations, governments, businesses, partnerships, schools, incorporated or non-incorporated entities, and unions from their existing resources that were not raised from individuals specifically in response to the typhoon in the Philippines are not eligible to be matched.
In addition, donations that were made by corporations, governments, incorporated entities, charitable organizations, unions, or government bodies (provincial, territorial, or municipal) to augment an amount raised in a fundraising activity or event not eligible to be matched.
For more information about making a donation to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund on behalf of corporations, organizations and groups, visit the How to make a donation page.
Donation criteria for registered charities
Registered charities declaring eligible donations must complete the declaration form. Forms must be received by DFATD on or before January 10 for donations to be counted towards the size of the relief fund.
To ensure that donations are eligible for the matching program, you should ensure that:
- the donation complies with the conditions outlined above,
- the registered charity receiving the donation will be using the funds in response to the humanitarian crisis related to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan, and
- the registered charity receiving the donation will be declaring it to DFATD.
It is up to the registered Canadian charity to certify, through the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Matching Fund 2013 declaration form, that the donations declared are eligible. Registered Canadian charities are under no obligation to declare donations to DFATD if they are not satisfied that they meet eligibility requirements. Registered charities declaring eligible donations must complete the declaration form. Forms must be received by DFATD on or before January 10 for donations to be counted towards the size of the relief fund.
The Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund is separate from the funds raised by charities and will be administered separately by the Government of Canada. This means that a charity declaring the amount of eligible donations raised does not receive a matching dollar from the Government of Canada. For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities, the government set aside one dollar for the fund. The government will use the fund to support the efforts of experienced Canadian and international humanitarian organizations to meet immediate needs in response to the crisis in the Philippines and other affected countries.
Guidelines for submitting proposals to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
The Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund will support experienced Canadian and international humanitarian organizations with significant in-country capacity to deliver humanitarian assistance in the Philippines and other affected countries.
Allocation of funds
Charitable organizations fundraising for the relief efforts in the Philippines and surrounding countries will not have privileged access to the fund. Allocation decisions will be based on DFATD's humanitarian assistance guidelines and the ability of Canadian and international humanitarian organizations to access the affected populations and deliver timely, effective, and appropriate humanitarian assistance.
- 2013-11-27 - Statement by Minister Paradis: Technical Briefing on Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-27 - Government of Canada Deploys Epidemiologist in Support of World Health Organization Public Health Efforts in the Philippines
- 2013-11-20 - Minister Paradis Statement on deployment of Canada's emergency stockpile
- 2013-11-19 - Minister Paradis Statement on Canada's response to Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-12 - Remarks on Deployment of Disaster Assistance Response Team
2013-11-10 - Address by Minister Paradis on Typhoon Haiyan
- 2013-11-25 - Minister Paradis to travel to the Philippines
- 2013-11-24 - Technical briefing - Canada’s contribution to humanitarian efforts to the Philippines
- 2013-11-17 - Technical briefing on Canada’s contribution to humanitarian efforts to the Philippines
- 2013-11-16 - Loading and departure of helicopters at 8 Wing Trenton
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