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Cap Haitian Explosion: One Month Later

Cap Haitian Explosion: One Month Later

The human suffering and grief following the gas tanker explosion on December 14th, 2021, is hard to put into words. Daily, our partners have been receiving victims, prioritizing needs, offering what comfort and assistance they can. At the same time, stories of...

Celebrating the Life of Maggy Barnfield

Celebrating the Life of Maggy Barnfield

It is with great sadness that we share news of the loss of Maggy Barnfield on January 8, 2022. Without Maggy, Rayjon would not be what it is today. She built friendships and partnerships in Haiti that continue to this day. She will be forever loved and greatly missed....

Update: Impact of gas tanker explosion in Cap Haitien

Update: Impact of gas tanker explosion in Cap Haitien

WARNING: Message contains graphic and disturbing details. UPDATE December 23rd, 2021: Please continue to keep our partners at the Centre for Nutrition & Education for Women & Children (C-NEW-C) in your thoughts and prayers. Led by Director Andre Jean-Pierre,...

Highlights & Challenges from a Covid Year

Highlights & Challenges from a Covid Year

A year ago who could have imagined where we'd be in October 2021? Who could have imagined how the COVID-19 would affect every country in the world. For our Haitian and Dominican partners and friends, the  pandemic increased the challenges faced and brought incredible...

Hate Has No Home Here (Equity Piece #2)

Hate Has No Home Here (Equity Piece #2)

Hate Has No Home Here An interview with Lindsey Travis Lindsey Travis is the John Howard Society’s Project Coordinator with Sarnia Lambton Alliance Against Hate (SLAH), an organization that was recently formed as a partnership between the John Howard Society of Sarnia...

Trail & Ale 2021 a huge success!

Trail & Ale 2021 a huge success!

#TrailandAle 2021 was AMAZING! A huge thank you to all of the walkers, runners, volunteers, supporters and community partners who made it so awesome. Together we raised over $10,000 for Rayjon (donations are still coming in, we'll announce a final $ soon!)...

Our Stories

Behind every program there are real people, with real life stories of transformation and hope. You’ll find them here.

The Haitian Women’s Federation in rural St. Marc, Haiti shares their vision for a sustainable economic development initiative in their community.