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A world in which people have an equal opportunity to thrive−
empowered, independent and self-sufficient.

Updates & Stories

Read personal stories of lives touched through Rayjon, find out about upcoming events, get the latest project news from Haiti & the Dominican Republic… and so much more!

Update: HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Horrible scenes are unfolding in Haiti following the 7.2 earthquake that devastated the Les Cayes (Southwest) region Saturday morning. Thank you to the many supporters who have reached out to Rayjon to ask about the well-being of our partners and how you can help. We...

Equity Piece – New social justice feature

"A world in which people have an equal opportunity to thrive- empowered, independent and self-sufficient." What does it mean to have that as our vision? What are the barriers preventing people from reaching equal opportunity? How can we reduce those barriers, making...

Trail & Ale Walk/Run 2021

5/7K Run/Walk for Rayjon Saturday, September 25, 2021 Ready for a return to live events? So are we. For our 2nd annual Trail & Ale we're planning for live, with full virtual options. +D The live event will take place on Sarnia's Howard Watson Trail, with an after...

DeGroot’s/Rayjon Plant Sale (2021)

Where: DeGroot's Nurseries,1840 London Line, SarniaJoin us for the 13th annual DeGroot's/Rayjon plant sale.  UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT! Thank you Sarnia-Lambton, and thank you DeGroot's Nurseries! WOW! We are once again offering dipladenias, a tropical wonder that...

Int’l Women’s Day and Art Contest Success!

International Women's Day 2021          #IWD2021 We would like to thank our fabulous community partners at Refined Fool & Burger Rebellion for hosting our IWD party. Even though the bulk of the action had to happen socially distanced (through takeout), we had a...

The Transforming Power of Breadfruit

Rayjon is excited to announce an exciting new initiative in support of the grassroots Haitian Women’s Federation. The federation is made up of representatives from 7 different women’s associations from 7 villages in the rural St. Marc region of Haiti. They are 350+...

We Envision a World

Since 1986 Rayjon has sought to eliminate inequalities, build relationships, and foster collaboration toward a more just world. We envision “A world in which people have an equal opportunity to thrive…” (Rayjon Vision). However, we recognize that in our world today...

Covid-19: At the intersection of fear and hope

Fear, Danger, Destruction: At a time of global and national crisis as Covid-19 continues to spread, Haitians are struggling with additional challenges that are hard for us to comprehend from the safety and comfort of Canada: rising gang violence, escalating political...

Update: Covid-19 in Haiti

As communities around the world face the many burdens brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Haiti, too, is struggling with unprecedented fear and uncertainty. As our partners and friends are braving yet another storm, we stand alongside them. Please read on for 3...

The Nursing Trip That Didn’t Happen

The Nursing Trip That Didn't Happen  Sue Vodarek is a trip leader who normally would have taken a group of Georgian college nursing students to the Dominican Republic in the spring of 2020. Back on April 22, she wrote the following letter, which appears here with...

Trail & Ale 2021

 

Registration now open for our 2nd annual Trail & Ale Walk/Run event! Live and virtual options, 5 or 7 K. 

Join us Saturday, September 25, 2021. 

Our Mission

 Rayjon Share Care supports partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to enhance their well-being and capacity. Rayjon provides a bridge between those who can help and those who need and want help in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other developing countries.

 Our Vision

A world in which people have an equal opportunity to thrive ─ empowered, independent and self-sufficient.

Our Causes

Trip Programs

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Rayjon’s Impact on the World

For 35+ years we have been making a difference in communities in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other developing countries. Here are some examples of the tangible IMPACT of your donation:

Vaccinations for children and adults

Children educated from preschool to grade 13

Pairs of prescription eyeglasses prescribed & fitted in 9 countries

Impoverished elementary & secondary students received tuition support to attend school

Malnourished children received life-saving treatment

Women received loans & training to start small businesses

Adults learned to read & write

“Women’s leadership is important to me because women are mothers of  life…When women decide for the community, they do great things, they do the right things.” 

– Bénicie Pierre

LISTEN NOW TO OUR PODCAST

Tapestry 2030 podcast & illustration series, in partnership with the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, featuring Rayjon in conversation with Haitian Women’s Federation leaders.

We envision a world in which all people have an equal opportunity to thrive. We reject all forms of racism and injustice that stand in the way.