Canadians in Haiti

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Canadians in Haiti
Total population
(6,000)
Regions with significant populations
Port-au-Prince
Languages
English · French
Religion
Roman Catholicism · Protestantism · Others
Related ethnic groups
Canadian diaspora

Canadians in Haiti consist mainly of expatriates from Canada. According to Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, there are about 6,000 Canadians living in Haiti, but only 700 are registered with the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

Hundreds of Canadians work for aid organizations in Haiti. These organizations include Oxfam Canada, Care Canada, World Vision Canada, Plan Canada and Save the Children.[3]

2010 Haiti earthquake[edit]

More than 1,415 Canadians went missing and six have been confirmed dead in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the country and devastated Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010.[4] A total of 100 Canadian citizens had also taken refuge in the compound of the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadians Abroad: Canada's Global Asset", Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian toll in Haiti quake rises to 3", CBC News, 13 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Canadian aid workers in Haiti describe disaster", thestar.com, 13 January 2010.
  4. ^ "1,415 Canadians missing in Haiti", CBC News, 16 January 2010.