Alexis Gaiptman is the Executive Director – Canada of Humanity & Inclusion (previously known as Handicap International). This charity has a mission of working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. It stands alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable groups to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Through campaign events and lobbying, Alexis’ mandate is to support the implementation of the actions of the international network by alerting the public and politicians to the emergencies, needs and humanitarian crimes our teams witness in the field, to the rights and services that our beneficiaries deserve, and to our important advocacy campaigns.
This network also provides critical fundraising to ensure Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International can help the world’s most vulnerable the moment they need us. The teams offer operational support and technical expertise, recruit volunteer and professional staff, and carry out work that is specifically related to their particular national contexts. Humanity & Inclusion managed 420 projects in 59 countries in 2020.