We Are ShelterBox Canada

We believe shelter is a human right


Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.

Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families, and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection from harsh weather, provides privacy, and helps to preserve dignity. It’s a space to heal from trauma.

Shelter and other essential items help people protect themselves from diseases like coronavirus and malaria.

Emergency shelter can also prevent communities from scattering. This means people stay connected and build resilience together.

When you don’t have to keep moving or worry about where to sleep at night, you can think about tomorrow. Items like tents, tarpaulins, tools, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets and water filters help to meet the most urgent needs, so you can start to earn a living, send children to school, and rebuild your home.

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, prepare meals, and be with your family is the vital first step.


No one without shelter after disaster.


We provide shelter, essential items, and technical assistance to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people recover and rebuild their homes after disaster.

We listen and adapt our support to the needs of each community, working together with those affected by disaster, alongside our supporters and partners.

Our Strategy

Building on the solid foundations of the last 22 years, our new 5-year strategy will see ShelterBox become even more focused on the impact emergency shelter can have for people after disaster and conflict.

Find out more about us


Find out more about us and what we do by reading our frequently asked questions.


Learn more about the impact of ShelterBox Canada from our recent Annual Report.


Our team and board of directors share our determination for making our vision, to see a world where no one is left without shelter after disaster, happen.