For intelligent giving, Charity Intelligence recommends donors support Doctors Without Borders and Canada's Farm Radio International. These are charities working specifically on the covid-19 response through prevention and work on the front lines. We are closely tracking the response in Canada and will update this list.
MSF - Medecines Sans Frontier/Doctors Without Borders: The world's leading medical response charity in emergencies. It has high impact and the best track record in responding quickly in epidemics be it ebola, the plague, and now coronavirus.
Farm Radio International - coronavirus and public health shows on more than 1,000 radio stations in Africa helping 250 million people be informed with facts rather than rumours. Having the right information saves lives. Farm Radio needs donations to support these radio stations stay on the air.
Additional Charity Intelligence articles on the coronavirus response