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

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We Envision a World

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

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

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

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...

International Women’s Day 2020

We would like to say a huge THANK you to everyone who came out to the Refined Fool to celebrate International Women's Day 2020 with Rayjon. We had amazing partners, working with Women's March Sarnia-Lambton, the Refined Fool, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, and Your Local...

Remembering the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Remembering the 2010 Haiti earthquake

We remember the Haiti earthquake. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck 25 km southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake was one of the worst disasters this world has ever known, killing over 200,000 people and causing widespread damage...

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