IDRF – A Top 100 Canadian Charity

Thank you for making us a Top 100 Canadian Charity!

We are pleased to report that IDRF has been chosen as a Top 100 Canadian Charity by MoneySense, earning A+ grades in Fundraising Efficiency and Charity Efficiency. These grades are a reflection of the diligent financial stewardship of IDRF’s board of directors, who ensure that every penny of IDRF’s donations is spent efficiently and responsibly.

We would like to thank, most of all, our wonderful donors, for ensuring that our organization can continue to provide support for those in need. IDRF looks forward to continuing to our mission of ensuring that vulnerable people are provided with the support they need to lead healthier and more hopeful lives. Click here to access MoneySense’s report.


Yemen Relief

The humanitarian crises in Yemen are increasingly becoming one of the most critical humanitarian crisis in the world: over 20 million people or three-quarters of the population remain in need of humanitarian aid and over 2.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict since March 2015. There remains no diplomatic solution to this conflict, which has already claimed close to 50,000 lives, including children: it has reeked untold damage on infrastructure, the Yemeni economy, the availability of basic social services, further contributing to the proliferation of famine and water-borne diseases such as cholera. Emergency aid in this devastating time will continue to mean the difference between life and death for Yemenis who are living under these unimaginable conditions.

Our response:

IDRF is committed to providing essential food aid for those who are most in need. Our project will provide will provide food packages to families in Hodeidah who have been displaced by the civil war in Yemen. The food packages will contain staples such as lentils, rice, pasta, oil, sugar and chickpeas and will be sufficient to sustain one family for a period of one month.

What you can do:

Your generous donations continue to be the lifeblood of our humanitarian efforts. Please donate generously to IDRF YEMEN RELIEF so we can provide this critical relief aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Note: IDRF is committed to managing the resources entrusted to us in a transparent and responsible manner. This includes ensuring specified funds for countries are spent accordingly. However, should IDRF receive funds which, for various reasons, are not eligible for the designated programs, donations will be allocated towards areas most needed to safeguard other vulnerable communities.

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Marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian Civil War

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On March 15th, the Syrian Civil War entered its seventh year in which over 400,000 people have been killed and over one million have been injured. The statistics remain staggering: 11.3 million people, including 3 million people living with injuries and disabilities, require health assistance, with 3 million people living in besieged areas and 743,000 children at severe risk of malnutrition. Recently, almost 50,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus and the northern town of Afrin.

To help mitigate this immense humanitarian crisis, IDRF has been working to distribute food packages for vulnerable Syrians during the Holy Month of Ramadan which can fulfill one families’ nutritional needs for a month.

The humanitarian situation in Syria remains dire: Join us as we help to provide basic essentials to vulnerable people living in one of the most precarious environments on earth.

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Wildfires are devastating BC

A combination of hot and dry conditions, wind gusts, and lightning storms have led to a series of devastating forest fires that have ravaged large swathes of forest in the Cariboo, Kamloops and southeast regions of British Columbia. British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as more than 54,000 people have been forced from their homes. Fire containment efforts are ongoing, with over 1,000 firefighters battling the 230 forest fires burning across the province.

Our ask: You helped us raise $250,000 for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta in their time of need and now we are asking again for your support. Join us to provide critical relief support for the affected people of Cariboo, Kamloops and the southeast regions of British Columbia.

The time to act is now.