Special financial support in the amount of $10,000 for the Regroupement des organismes canado-haïtiens pour le développement (ROCAHD) was announced today by the Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand. The funds will be used to assess the needs and priorities of partners in Haiti.
“The mission I carried out in Haiti last April enabled me to see not only the extent of the country’s needs that still have not been met, but also the unshakeable will of the Haitian people to participate in rebuilding their country. The contribution of the Haitian community in Québec and the throughout the world remains crucial to the country’s recovery. We want to support ROCAHD in its endeavours to provide opportunities for the Haitian diaspora to take concrete action in Haiti,” said Minister Arcand.
A new action plan
Minister Arcand intends to propose an action plan to the Council of Ministers to guide Québec’s intervention in Haiti. He will base his recommendations on
on-site consultations with the diaspora and Québec partners active in Haiti.
The action plan is currently being developed and will focus primarily on 2 sectors: sharing of expertise and support for civil society. The plan will focus on the following 5 points: