In 1982, two doctors, outraged by the the situation of landmine victims in Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand and the lack of appropriate responses from other humanitarian organisations, founded Handicap International, which has since become Humanity & Inclusion (HI).
This was the beginning of 40 years of tireless work in support of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations.
40 years amidst the worst conflicts, natural disasters and injustices.
By listening to and working with the communities concerned, HI has been able to provide immediate, effective and practical support to help people with disabilities and vulnerable populations become more resilient, enjoy better health and live in peace.
While our campaigns against violence and weapons of war and our advocacy for peace have forged our identity, HI has also developed 13 other areas of action, including inclusive education, physical rehabilitation, mental health and economic inclusion, with a view to providing a global response to needs and fostering equal opportunities.
In 2022, HI is working in 60 countries.
Our 5,000 employees worldwide are reaching out on behalf of concerned local citizens who want to help support people with disabilities and vulnerable populations.
25 years ago, after the Ottawa Treaty banning anti-personnel mines had been signed in Canada by 190 countries, HI, along with the other co-founders of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its relentless five-year campaign against this cowards' weapon.
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Humanity & Inclusion needs your donations to continue its work.
Support Humanity & Inclusion Canada to show people with disabilities and vulnerable populations that they are not alone.
Become part of a movement that aspires to build a fairer and more inclusive world for all.
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Address: 50, Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Suite 500b
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We assist those who are excluded, impeded and forgotten.
For four decades, HI has been working in 86 countries:
40 years of action in Laos
30 years of action in Lebanon
14 years of action in Haïti
8 years of action in Yemen
"I hope that when we are adults, we will be able to find a job and be able to help our family."
PROMOTING inclusion for all in society
DEFENDING the fundamental rights of people with disabilities
SUPPORTING the provision of prosthetic devices and physical rehabilitation care to people who have lost limbs
IMPROVING health to prevent disability
IMPLEMENTING humanitarian action in response to conflicts or natural disasters
CAMPAIGNING against the indiscriminate use of weapons of war
23 million people supported* (for the last 10 years)
400,000 prosthetic devices fitted
1 million children and adults concerned by inclusive education
80 million square metres of land cleared of landmines
650,000 emergency kits distributed
86 countries of operation
2 international awards:
Colaureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize
Winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
1 282 450 people
952 244 people
371 915 people
SAFEGUARDING & RISK REDUCTION
1 146 717 people
They support us in Canada
"It is important for me to support people with disabilities, especially those affected by landmines and bombs. With Humanity & Inclusion Canada, I can take concrete action to help them and their families recover."
Donor involved through a major commitment since 2008
"For me, it is important to support Humanity & Inclusion Canada through a monthly donation in order to have a lasting impact on the health and education of the most underprivileged children, especially those with disabilities. In this way, I can support the children during their physical rehabilitation, their entry into school and I can see them grow up. From Quebec, I can act for them."
Monthly donor since 2012
Humanity & Inclusion can do nothing without the generosity of its donors in Canada.
Humanity & Inclusion Canada is part of the Humanity & Inclusion Federation and acts as a catalyst for the generosity of Canadian citizens and we raise community awareness of the plight of people living with disabilities and vulnerable populations across the world.
All Humanity & Inclusion's actions are governed by the highest standards of rigour, excellence and ethics. Find out more about our values.
Humanity & Inclusion Canada has a Board of Directors composed of members from the business, legal and fundraising communities in Quebec and Canada. Meet them!