UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a global humanitarian organization that works tirelessly to help children around the world. From providing healthcare, nutrition, clean water, and education to protecting children in emergencies, UNICEF strives to give every child a fair chance at life.
UNICEF Canada, established in 1955, fundraises to support UNICEF’s critical work for children and partners with the Canadian government, businesses, and organizations to advance child rights and wellbeing. UNICEF Canada depends entirely on voluntary donations and does not receive any core funding from the UN. That is why your support is so important.
With the COVID-19 pandemic plunging millions more children into poverty and disrupting access to healthcare and education, children need UNICEF now more than ever. Your donation can help UNICEF Canada provide:
- Lifesaving food and medical supplies to malnourished children
- Vaccines and immunizations to prevent childhood diseases
- Safe water and sanitation to prevent the spread of illness
- Educational resources and facilities to keep children learning during emergencies
- Protection for children exposed to violence, trafficking, and exploitation
Even a small contribution can make a significant difference in a child’s life. Monthly giving enables UNICEF Canada to effectively plan and sustain long-term aid programs. Gifts as little as $5 per month can provide a blanket to a child living in a refugee camp or therapeutic food packets to five severely malnourished children.
This holiday season, you can also purchase UNICEF Survival Gifts, such as mosquito nets, school supplies, and clean water. These virtual gifts provide real support to children in need.
Donating to UNICEF Canada is a meaningful way to transform young lives while exemplifying compassion and global citizenship. Empower children to survive and thrive by donating to unicef.ca today. Every child deserves a fair chance at life – together, we can make that happen.
In addition to its global efforts, UNICEF Canada advocates for Canadian kids and youth right here at home. Some of their domestic initiatives include:
- UNICEF Canada’s ONE YOUTH program provides resources and training to equip young Canadians (ages 14-24) to advocate for children’s rights. ONE YOUTH empowers youth to act on issues like bullying, discrimination, and climate change.
- Research, data analysis, and policy recommendations to strengthen the well-being of children in Canada. For example, UNICEF Canada’s recent Report Card 16 analyzed child and youth mental health across Canada’s provinces and territories.
- Partnerships with Canadian companies to implement child-friendly business policies and advance children’s rights. UNICEF Canada’s Child Rights and Business Pledge challenges companies to make commitments in areas like the environment, marketing, and labour practices.
- UNICEF KIND Schools is a program that provides curriculum resources to promote empathy, inclusion, and action for vulnerable children among Canadian students. Over 800 Canadian schools have joined the KIND Schools network.
- Funds raised through UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Walk-a-thon support Indigenous youth engagement initiatives. Proceeds help provide arts, leadership, and wellness programs for Indigenous children.
So, donations to UNICEF Canada make an impact both globally and close to home. By supporting UNICEF, Canadians can help vulnerable children worldwide while also strengthening child rights right here in Canada.