Partnering Effectively

I want to continue learning more languages, like Swahili and French. I want to know about other subjects I haven’t even studied yet!

– Anick, 9, Burundi
In Burundi, a nine-year-old girl sits with her father outside of their mud house. Both are smiling broadly. They are holding a paper folder which could be her homework.

A girl stands among a group of children, looking up at a teacher and asking a question. All of the children are holding pencil and paper.

250 million of the world’s children aren’t learning basic literacy and numeracy skills, despite attending school for years. We help set them on a course for full, rewarding lives, through partnerships like Literacy Boost, with Save the Children. Whether with individuals or organizations, such partnerships help ensure your gift has the greatest-possible impact for children.

Ways in which you helped impact lives for good:

Rwanda In Rwanda, actress Meghan Markle bends to be on the same level as a crowd of waving children. Meghan is smiling broadly, and she looks to be very happy to be with the children.

We’re grateful to the 53 Canadian actors, athletes, musicians, television personalities and celebrity bloggers who appealed to their vast networks on behalf of the children we serve. Some travelled overseas to meet those children, carrying their stories back to Canadians.

Zambia In Zambia, two children stand by a brass tap, with clear water cascading onto their hands. The children are eight or 10 years old. They are smiling broadly and look to be having fun. In the background is green grassland stretching to the horizon, and a large green tree.

Strong partnerships with 1,304 Canadian churches and 635 Canadian businesses helped us reach further and do more for communities in need. On campuses, 57 passionate Youth Ambassadors and 33 student-led clubs spread the word about child poverty and injustice, inspiring others to get involved.

Mexico In Mexico, a girl about 11 years old leans against a fence made with chicken wire, inside a large barn. She looks shy but happy. The girl is wearing a school uniform.

More than 8,000 people took our Conscious Consumer Challenge, working to change their shopping and lifestyle habits for the sake of children overseas. The Challenge was created to reduce child labour, by empowering Canadians to make different choices here at home.

Vancouver In Vancouver, a young woman and a boy stand in a vegetable garden. Both are smiling. The boy holds up a pair of green garden sheers, and some vegetables he’s just harvested.

Here in Canada, we helped ease the burden of poverty on more than 69,000 vulnerable children in 8 Canadian cities. We partnered with 102 local, grassroots organizations, giving girls and boys a chance to thrive.

Toronto In Toronto, a group of professional-looking adults pose for a formal picture. They look to be from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. All are smiling toward us.

We partnered with 12 Multicultural Ambassadors, prominent Canadians hailing from countries where World Vision serves. They helped change children’s lives by raising support here at home, to respond during disasters and harness development opportunities.

India In India, four children of different ages sit in a narrow alleyway, smiling toward us. The closest is a very small girl.

Our online advocacy network, Voices, grew to 73,962 members strong. They spoke up for exploited children by petitioning and e-mailing key decision-makers in Canadian business and government.