***********If you need help
Canadians in Haiti in need of assistance are encouraged to make their way to the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince on Delmas Road, between Delmas 75 and 71.
Canadians seeking emergency consular assistance in the area should contact the Emergency Operations Centre or call 613-996-8885 collect. The Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the affected area should contact Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at 1- 800-387-3124.
How you can help
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting online donations here, by phone at 1-800-418-1111 or at any Red Cross office.
Médecins sans frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is taking online donations here or by calling 1-800-982-7903.
Unicef Canada is accepting online donations here or by phone at 1-800-567-4483.
World Vision Canada is taking online donations here.
The Humanitarian Coalition, which is a joint effort between Save the Children Canada, CARE, Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Quebec, is accepting online donations here.
The Mennonite Central Committee is accepting donations, click here to donate or by phone at 1-888-622-6337.
Save the Children is accepting online donations here.
Plan Canada has been active in Haiti for 40 years. Donations can be made here or by calling 1-800-387-1418.
The United Jewish Appeal is accepting online donations here or by calling 416-631-5705.
Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, which has operated in Haiti since 1986, is taking online donations here.
Ve’ahavta: The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee is accepting online donations here.
The Salvation Army in Canada is accepting donations here, by phone at 1-800-725-2769 or in-person at its locations.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has compiled a guide designed to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value.
UPDATE: (January 15)
Reader Jason Hickman writes:
I don't have an active blog anymore, but at the risk of being seen as spamming, I'm posting the following link in the comments on blogs that I visit that have posts re: Haiti:
Anyone reading this who has a blog will hopefully consider posting this link. Among other things, it gives info on which charities are on the up-and-up. Unfortunately, there are reports of scams involving fake charities out there. The last thing anyone would want is to have their donation go to some criminal.