Strengthening Humanitarian Action through Dialogue and Learning.

The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada is a vibrant community of practice made up of 35+ Canadian humanitarian organizations.


20th anniversary of HRN 
building on 20 years of coordination, learning and outreach in the Canadian humanitarian community 

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...

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: 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...

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...