Canada Pledges New Efforts for Haiti

January 13, 2011 Updated: January 13, 2011

[xtypo_dropcap]C[/xtypo_dropcap]anada will support eight new programs in Haiti, International Cooperation Minister Beverley Oda announced on Tuesday in Montreal.

"Canada is fulfilling its promise to Haiti by making a difference where it matters most to the Haitian people in the health, education, and agriculture sectors in Haiti," said Oda.

The initiatives aim to improve Haiti's health services, increase access to healthcare for mothers and children, place more Haitian children in schools, and improve Haiti's farming sector with new financing tools to increase Haiti's food production.

“By helping Haitians re-establish and improve their access to essential basic services, these initiatives will re-ignite the courageous determination and hope for a better future that Haitians have demonstrated in the wake of the challenges of the last year," said Oda.