About Action Against Hunger Canada

Who we are

Action Against Hunger Canada / Action contre la Faim is an international humanitarian organization that fights hunger and its root causes worldwide.

With over 40 years of experience in conflict zones, natural disasters and response to food crises, Action Against Hunger is one of the most important international organizations specialized in addressing hunger and its underlying causes.

In 2020, thanks to your support, Action Against Hunger worked in over 45 different countries around the world with more than 7,500 employees and volunteers helping 25 million people in need.

Why donate to Action Against Hunger Canada?

  • Malnutrition is deadly but there are solutions. Because of you, we can save lives by diagnosing, treating and preventing deadly malnutrition. Plus, we tackle the root causes of hunger using sustainable, community-focused methods, as well as providing emergency response.
  • Your donation is meaningful to us. Action Against Hunger is rigorously transparent with all our financial information and details of our programs. We have external auditors assess our programs annually and publish the results – including our areas for improvement, not just our achievements.


The role of Action Against Hunger Canada

In 2006, the Action Against Hunger network established an office in Canada. Today, the Action Against Hunger Canadian leadership based in Toronto is integral to the effectiveness of the organization’s global efforts.

By donating to Action Against Hunger Canada, you support:

  • A SMART way to end hunger. Byleading and championing a nutritional survey methodology called SMART, we foster better understanding of hunger in malnourished communities and the best ways to support them.
  • Field experts. The recruitment of committed Canadian experts who work alongside communities to save lives and develop sustainable solutions.
  • Public awareness. Supporting the ‘big picture’, global collaboration of governments, agencies and citizens to keep working on solving hunger.

Your support in action

Action Against Hunger takes a comprehensive approach to global hunger.

Thanks to your compassion, we are able to integrate activities in nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health, and advocacy. In addition, we address the social, organizational, and technical challenges that cause hunger.

We provide emergency relief and focus on severe malnutrition, while also tackling underlying causes and working with local systems to transform short-term interventions into sustainable, long-term solutions. That includes a community-centred approach that involves local skills development.

Learn more about how you’re helping us fight malnutrition.

A member of the Humanitarian Coalition

Action Against Hunger Canada is a proud member of the Humanitarian Coalition, a collaboration of ten leading aid organizations that come together to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to donate during international humanitarian disasters.

Working together means member agencies multiply their impact by eliminating unnecessary competition, reducing the duplication of costs, and mobilizing more Canadians to respond to humanitarian crises.

With a combined presence in more than 150 countries, a Canadian reach that extends across the country in both official languages, and the support of corporate and media partners as well as the Canadian government, the Humanitarian Coalition is Canada’s number one response to international humanitarian emergencies.

Humanitarian Coalition member agencies: Action Against Hunger, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Humanity & Inclusion, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada.

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