In the month following the earthquake, Canadians donated $220 million to eligible organizations, which was matched by the federal government. From 2010 to 2018, Canada contributed $1.458 billion.
Valerie is a journalist with Global Toronto who loves storytelling and always wanted to be a writer.
Today, she is the show producer for Global News at 11 Toronto.
Valerie is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Broadcast Journalism program and has a Bachelor of Journalism from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia. She has experience as a writer at CTV News Channel and with the French news magazine Nouvelles Communautaires.
Tens of thousands of children were orphaned when an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, but one woman’s efforts have helped to provide those young Haitians with a promising future.
More than one million people were displaced after an earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Global News journalist Valerie Laillet shares how temporary tent cities set up to house displaced residents are still there, 10 years later.
Franciscot Auguste, a young man from Haiti who was living in an orphanage a decade ago during a devastating earthquake, marked two significant moments in his life this week.
Global News is on the ground to mark 10 years since Jan. 12, 2010, when hundreds of thousands of lives were lost when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.