The International Programs Fund enables the Canadian Red Cross to deliver essential development programs in regions around the world. Canadian Red Cross international development initiatives are based on the unique needs of the region and aim to provide sustainable solutions that adapt to trends and changes within the area. We not only help communities deal with the immediate stresses of disaster or conflict situations, but also understand the responsibility to address the causes of persistent vulnerability and provide assistance that builds a community’s long-term resilience.
International Programs Fund
Your donation helps the Red Cross establish primary health care programs, water and sanitation projects, and ensures families are prepared should they be impacted by disaster or conflict situations. The funds go towards much needed long-term international development programs like mother and child health and malaria and HIV/AIDS prevention. Help the Canadian Red Cross to directly manage essential international development projects in more than 15 countries and provide support to more than 40 countries around the world.
Your donation to the International Programs Fund can:
Support programs that provide communities with clean water and sanitation
Educate families in how to properly respond during a time of conflict
Help reduce preventable deaths of children, improve maternal health and combat the spread of HIV/AIDS
Teach children basic health care lessons to help build stronger and healthier families
Help communities discover long-term improvements on top of short-term relief after disasters or conflicts
Your donation will allow the Canadian Red Cross to implement unique and sustainable development programs in vulnerable areas around the world, which are designed to address the underlying causes of vulnerability in order to mitigate the effects of disasters and build stronger and more resilient communities over the long-term.
Our organization is transparent, open and accountable in reporting how your donations are used to make a difference in the lives of those that need our help. The Canadian Red Cross Society received a grade of A+ in every category, including overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, and governance and transparency from Money Sense’s 2012 Canadian charity rating report. We were also among only two charities that appeared on both the biggest and top-rated charities lists. These accomplishments prove that you, our donors, can have confidence in the fact that your dollars are used to make the greatest possible impact in the lives of Canadians and those we help around the world.