News & Events

Thank you to our friends of Aamjiwnaang First Nation Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre

Sally, Maggie and Robin will be going to Haiti with the Rayjon March Break Awareness Team. They have organized a delicious dinner fundraiser to support Rayjon projects in Haiti.

Amazing Abstract Art

Thanks so much to Veona and Ann for organizing another fun evening of paint! And a huge thank you to artist Kirsten Anderson for leading the class and sharing her knowledge of abstract art techniques. Take a look at the beautiful results!

Rayjon Curling Event a Huge Success!

We couldn’t be more thrilled. The event was fabulous in every way! We are so thankful for the fun had, for the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to put it together, for the newbies who came out to learn, and for outpouring of support from this community.

Together we raised over $18,000 to support rural education in Haiti.

Thank you.

We would also like to thank Meghan Bond, of Meghan Bond Photography for the beautiful photos. You can access Meghan’s photo gallery here:

Here are a few more photos submitted by curling participants:

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Thank you, DeGroot’s!

The 3 day plant sale @ DeGroot’s Nursery the first weekend of June was a resounding success!

Over 700 customers bought more than 1100 Dipladenia plants to help support Rayjon projects in Haiti & the Dominican Republic.

Profits were an amazing $9500+. Wow!

Fundraising is an ongoing, important part of what we do – & need to do. But we can never, ever do it without such a wonderful support system. That includes all volunteers, all Rayjon supporters & of course John DeGroot, Lynn England & Diane Visser @ DeGroot’s Nurseries.

All that’s left to do now is watch those beautiful plants bloom all summer!


1st Annual Pickleball Event Loads of Fun!


A huge thanks to all the volunteers and participants who came out to enjoy the day on May 7th. Many beginners are now hooked on this up and coming sport! We look forward to expanding the event next year!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Just Back From Haiti

(March, 2017)

The March Break Awareness Team to Haiti has just returned from an action and learning packed adventure.


Read their trip blog here.

 30 Years of Partnership

(November, 2016)

Haiti Field Director Andre Jean-Pierre along with staff members from the Sacred Heart Centre in Cap Haitian presented Rayjon founder John Barnfield with a plaque to express gratitude and to commemorate Rayjon’s 30 years of partnership and service in Haiti. John was visiting with a group of 7 adults from Canada, as part of an awareness trip. The group had many memorable moments during their week long voyage and were all very pleased to spend some time at the centre, getting to know Andre and staff and becoming more familiar with the centre’s programs.


To read more about this trip, visit our Blog.

Rayjon in the news!

Check out this recent article in the Huffington Post

Are We Making Progress In the War On Poverty?