The Canadian Red Cross works with a mission of improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. It is one of the leading Canadian-based humanitarian organizations working on the principles respect, dignity, inclusiveness, integrity, transparency, accountability, effectiveness, adaptability, safety and quality.
The organization is a member of the largest humanitarian network in the world, that also includes the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Montreal branch of the Red Cross implements various activities including emergency and disasters, emergency management training, first aid and CPR, restoring family links, swimming lessons and water safety, violence, bullying and abuse prevention. If you wish to work with the Canadian Red Cross, please visit their jobs website.
UNICEF is the largest humanitarian organization for children in the world. It works across 190 countries and territories, and in some of the toughest places in the world. The organization helps children, defends their rights, keeps them protected and provides them with a chance to fulfil their potential.
UNICEF Canada was established in 1955 and is one of 33 National Committees located in countries worldwide. UNICEF operates in Canada mainly on basis of fundraising for the organization’s highest priorities and works with both the private sector and governments in Canada and worldwide to advance children’s rights and their well-being. The organization is committed to a more equitable world for every child as well as racial justice. If you wish to join UNICEF Canada, please visit their careers website.
Doctors of the World is an independent international humanitarian organization working in Canada and 78 countries worldwide while caring about, witnessing and supporting social change. Through its innovative medical programs and evidence-based advocacy, the organization ‘’empowers excluded people their communities to seek medical care while fighting for universal access to healthcare’’.
Doctors of the World provides healthcare to the most vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people treating both their mental and physical health. It also helps to improve local healthcare systems and calls on both national and international authorities to provide access to healthcare to everyone and aims to influence political decisions to protect the health of communities and people. If you wish to join the mission of Doctors of the World, please visit their jobs website.
World Wide Hearing is a non-profit humanitarian organization that works to provide access to affordable hearing aids to youth and children living in developing countries. The ultimate goal of the organization is to connect children to their world through better hearing.
The mission of World Wide Hearing is ‘’to enable better hearing around the world through the provision of affordable hearing aids’’. The organization designs and implements hearing aid distribution programs to ensure that children have a much needed access. It partners up and supports local organizations that want to achieve similar goals and ensure long-term and sustainable solutions. If you wish to join World Wide Hearing, please visit their careers website.
Action Against Hunger Canada is an international humanitarian organization that fights root causes of hunger across the world. With almost 40 years of experience working in areas affected by conflicts and natural disasters, Action Against Hunger has become one of the main actors in addressing hunger and its causes.
The organization believes in fight against malnutrition and that no child should suffer from malnutrition and works to save children dying from acute malnutrition around the world. It’s nutrition programs aim to prevent and treat malnutrition amongst the most vulnerable young children and women who are pregnant or nursing. This especially applies to providing humanitarian assistance during the times natural or conflict crisis when countries are prone to face the famine. If you wish to contribute to world without hunger and work with Action Against Hunger Canada, please visit their employment website.
Oxfam-Québec works to strengthen its partners and allies in developing countries in the design and implementation of lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. It mobilizes the people of Quebec to express their solidarity.
Oxfam Quebec believes that ending global poverty starts with women’s rights. Therefore, the rights of both women and men are at the heart of its actions. The goals that Oxfam Quebec wants to achieve are multiple. It mainly aims to end the causes of poverty, put economic and social justice at the top of the global agenda and be a dynamic player in the global citizen movement for a more just world. If you wish to contribute to these goals and join Oxfam Quebec, please visit their jobs portal.
Humanity & Inclusion is an international humanitarian organization working in the areas where there is poverty and exclusion, disasters and conflicts. The organization currently works in more than 60 countries around the world.
Humanity & Inclusion helps people who are disabled and vulnerable to improve their living conditions and meet their basic needs. It does this by implementing projects in the areas of development, reconstruction and emergency while respecting people’s dignity and fundamental rights. Since 2016, the organization has been implementing a decade long strategy with three priority actions: inclusion of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, inclusive emergency responses adapted to the needs of the population, and reducing the impact of conflicts on civilians. If you are interested in working with Humanity & Inclusion, please visit their job offers website.
Doctors Without Borders or Medicins Sans Frontieres is an international medical humanitarian aid organization operating in more than 70 countries across the world where it provides medical relief and assistances to people who are affected by conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics, malnutrition and other types of emergencies.
Doctors Without Borders works in some of the most inaccessible areas in the world providing medical programs to substitute for non-existing health or sanitary systems and in countries where health institutions are overburdened and unable to respond to the needs of populations. Its work is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. If you wish to join Doctors Without Borders in Canada, please visit their jobs website.
Crossroads International is a Canadian organization working on advancing equality for women and girls and bringing an end to poverty in some of the poorest countries in Africa. Its vision is based on ‘’one world where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled’’.
The organization’s aim is to create a more equitable and sustainable world by involving and strengthening individuals, communities and organizations through solidarity, collective action and common learning. To combat extreme poverty, food insecurity and climate change, the Crossroads International implements innovative programs programs to create sustainable incomes for youth and women, prevent abuse and violence, and empower them to become leaders in their communities. If you wish to volunteer or work with Crossroads International, please visit their jobs website.
UNHCR is one of the largest humanitarian organizations protecting and providing assistance to people who were forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence and persecution. The organization provides food, water, shelter, medical care and other forms of assistance to refugees.
UNHCR Canada observes Canadian asylum practices and policies with a goal of promoting the highest standards for refugees and asylum seekers and works together with the Canadian governments and businesses to secure resettlement opportunities in Canada. It also educates Canadians about situation of refugees and does fundraising to provide financial assistance to UNHCR programs around the world. If you wish to join the UNHCR in Canada, please visit their careers website.