Strengthening Humanitarian Action through Dialogue and Learning.

The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada is a vibrant community of practice made up of 37+ Canadian humanitarian organizations.

ACAPS introduction to humanitarian needs analysis training

The ACAPS introduction to humanitarian needs assessment course aims to introduce participants to processes, skills and knowledge required to make sense of available information in humanitarian emergencies and allow them to practice a structured analytical process.

Humanitarian Organizations Sign the First Canadian Statement for Better Collaboration in the Humanitarian, Development and Peace building Sectors

Members of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN) met on September 30th in Montreal at the HRN Heads of Agency Meeting (HoA), an annual event that convenes Executive Directors and CEOs of HRN members, their senior humanitarian staff, and Government of Canada representatives to discuss their collective experience in humanitarian response. At the HoA, they confirmed their commitment to work in an integrated, inclusive and principled approach to enable better collaboration between the humanitarian, development and peace sectors. This declaration is a first of its kind made by a group of heads of agencies in Canada.

World Humanitarian Day 2019

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on August 19th to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.  The Humanitarian Response Network, CCIC, and other...

The Pillars of the Humanitarian Response Network: Outreach to wider humanitarian community

 As a network, members have collectively engaged with government representatives, the Canadian military’s disaster assistance response team, the United Nations, and similar networks and communities of practice in other countries. Members have had the...

The Pillars of the Humanitarian Response Network: Professional and technical capacity

    Alongside the tri-annual meetings offered to members, the HRN also provides occasional ‘learning days’ in which a training is available to members on a specific topic. For example, in May 2019 the HRN co-hosted an event with the...

The Pillars of the Humanitarian Response Network: Coordination, learning, and information sharing

  As the only network of its kind in Canada, the HRN fosters a rich and meaningful dialogue on humanitarian issues of critical importance to the sector. Each year, the HRN hosts three in-person meetings for members from across Canada to...