The USA isn't the only country having a telethon tonight. Canada for Haiti, scheduled to be broadcast on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 PM, will precede the Hope for Haiti in the US at 8 PM.
The Canadian musical line-up includes Metric, Nelly Furtado, K'naan, Barenaked Ladies, Tragically Hip and many more.
Hollywood stars hailing from north of the 49th parallel supporting Canada for Haiti include Michael J. Fox, Norman Jewison, Jason Reitman, Sandra Oh, Eugene Levy, Alex Trebek, Rick Mercer and Mike Holmes.
This from Statistics Canada:
Canadians of Haitian origin make up one of the largest non-European ethnic groups in Canada. In 2001, there were just over 82,000 people of Haitian origin living in Canada making them the 10th largest non-European community in the country, after Chinese, East Indian, Filipino, Jamaican, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Korean, Iranian and Japanese.
As far as Canadians in Haiti, the Toronto Star has a blog, Missing Canadians in Haiti.
Canada's Barenaked Ladies perform on Ships 'n Dips V Caribbean cruise in 2009. Photo by Sue Frause.