WHO WE ARE
ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts.
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.
We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown into an international organization with offices in seventeen countries around the world, including Canada.
We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.
ShelterBox Canada is a registered charity that has been a part of the global ShelterBox network since 2010.
We have a team of over 120 volunteers across the country who share their passion with us and help us raise awareness and fundraise across the country.
There are ten Canadian ShelterBox Response Team members who work tirelessly with the rest of the international Response Team to deliver aid to families who need it around the world.
To learn more about our board and staff click here.
We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into hope, this hope gives families the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities.
Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.
What we do
We put families first. The commitment of our supporters enables us to provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by conflict and natural disaster.
We don’t believe that one size fits all. We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities. The equipment we provide, whatever shape it takes, gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
We test and evaluate all of the aid we provide by talking to, and learning from, the families who use it. This fuels us to be innovative and to continue evolving.