National & International Charities:
The following list of charities are not endorsed by KASHA; it is simply a list of secular charities which some local members have recommended.
Plan International is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.
Home page: http://plancanada.ca Donate page: https://plancanada.ca/donate
Spread the Net Against Malaria. This is now part of Plan Canada.
Since 2007, Spread the Net has helped to protect the lives of almost 32 million people by contributing to the delivery of over 15.3 million malaria-preventing bed nets to families in Africa.
Home page: http://plancanada.ca/spread-the-net Donate page: https://plancanada.ca/donate
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
Home page: http://www.redcross.ca/ Donate page: Donate Here
Doctors Without Borders / MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical, humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation.
Home page: http://www.msf.org/ Donate page: http://www.msf.org/en/donate
The Life You Can Save
This web site was started by Peter Singer to help advise people on the world’s most effective charities
Home page: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ Donate page: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities
The Grandmothers’ Campaign
African grandmothers are caring for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Grandmothers’-to-Grandmothers’ Campaign raises funds in Canada, Australia, the UK, and the USA for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work with community level organizations in Africa that provide grandmothers and the children in their care with the necessities of life including counselling, nutrition, shelter, school supplies, and income generation activities.
Home page: http://grandmotherscampaign.org/ Donate page: http://grandmotherscampaign.org/get-involved/donate
Zatoun – Palestine Peace Awareness
Palestine Peace Awareness Inc. is a registered non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to directly benefit Palestinian farmers and children living in occupied Palestine and to create awareness for peace in Palestine.
Home page: http://zatoun.com/about_us.htm Donate page: http://zatoun.com/zatoun_donate.htm
World Food Programme
Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
Home page: http://www1.wfp.org/ Donate page: http://www1.wfp.org/donate-now
Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC):
Dying With Dignity Canada is the national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.
Volunteering as an Independent Witness for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Federal law requires a person’s assisted dying request to be signed by two independent witnesses.
More about independent witnessing here: https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/witness_program
and here: https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/witnesses_to_choice
DWDC home page: https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca Donate page: https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/give_today