Following a major explosion that ripped through the Beirut Port on August 4 , AVSI is ready to accompany the most vulnerable families.

People for Development

Association of Volunteers in International Service: Incorporated in Canada as a non-profit since 2004 and a member of the AVSI network

About AVSI

AVSI supports the dignity of the person

AVSI operates in the area of education, health and sanitation, care of children in difficult conditions, education, vocational training, upgrading of informal urban areas, agriculture, environment, promotion of small businesses, food security, ICT, and emergency relief.

AVSI-CANADA is a non-profit organization created to work with individuals and communities in developing countries to restore dignity and build resilience in the face of poverty and marginalization

Guiding VAlues


Thank you for your interest in AVSI Canada.  Current donations will be used to support the Lebanon Emergency Relief.  


AVSI has been present in Lebanon for more than 20 years supporting the population, including Syrian refugees, with long-term programs in livelihoods, education and childcare, and offering training and jobs for youth and women.  Help us support the poorest families, who were already struggling to get to the end of the month even before the devastating explosion on August 4th.


Project Highlight

Locally produced fortified infant cereal in rural Haiti: An innovation to support commercialization, social entrepreneurship, and positive health outcomes

To improve nutrition among rural Haitian children, the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) is working with women’s community networks to engage them in providing peer education about infant feeding practices and the sale of a locally produced fortified infant cereal in a promising, sustainable and scalable way.
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