We work with everyone to defend every child’s right to a childhood. Canadians, from youth advocates to corporate partners, have joined us in supporting the most important needs of children and young people in Canada and around the world, for short-term and long-term impact.
Together, we are supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and reimagining a brighter collective future as we continue to invest in children and youth. See how we are achieving this vision through some of our key campaigns and programs.
UNICEF Canada Campaigns
UNICEF Canada’s campaigns are supporting children, youth and women in three continents with health, education, nutrition, protection and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) initiatives.
The 25th Team
Supporting SDGs 3 and 16, The 25th Team campaign is reaching 3.8 million women and children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Namibia and Peru over 4 years with access to health services.
|Total number of women, adolescents and children under-five reached||605,487||704,451||684,298|
Supporting SDGs 4 and 5, the UNdaunted campaign is reaching 500,000 girls in Ghana, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda over 4 years with access to education.
|Total number of young people reached||29,025||32,542||104,375|
Corporate Partner Programs
UNICEF Canada’s corporate partners have stepped forward to lead the way in child-focused corporate social responsibility. Here are some of results we are achieving together.
Teck Resources Limited
Supporting SDG 3.2 in India, reaching 2.5 million mothers over 5 years to reduce diarrhea-related deaths of children under-five, particularly girls, in three high-burden states.
|Total number of children reached||520,000||548,597||632,994|
Supporting SDGs 4.1 and 5.2 in Mali, reaching 9,000 people over 3 years and providing education and protection for vulnerable girls working in and around informal mining sites.
|Impact||2020||2021 goal||2022 goal*|
|Total number of children reached||651 (limited due to COVID-19 restrictions)||3,090||9,000|
Supporting SDG 3.6 in Cuba, reaching 200,000 children over 3 years through awareness sessions and simulated road environments to reduce deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
|Total number of children reached||389||165,205||2,225 (reduction due to COVID-19 restrictions)|
Canadians are providing necessities to children in the world’s toughest places in a number of ways, including through giving Survival Gifts and providing safe water and hygiene essentials through our annual Water for Life Galas.
Supporting SDG 1 around the world through Survival Gifts, which are real, life-saving items delivered from our UNICEF warehouse to children and families who need them the most.
|Total number of children reached with Survival Gifts||233,416||927,000||1,282,477|
Water Pumps sold at UNICEF Water for Life Galas
Supporting SDG 6.1 by providing 300,000 people around the world with access to safe drinking water.
|Total number of people benefitting from water pumps||101,400||114,000||47,850 (reduction due to COVID-19 restrictions)|
UNICEF Canada engages children, youth, schools and community groups across Canada in a variety of ways, from advocacy to fundraising for children in greatest need around the world.
Supporting SDG 16.7 in Canada by providing U-Report as a digital platform for youth ages 13-24 to answer polls on issues that matter to them and have their voices heard.
|Total number of young people engaged as U-Reporters||500||850||1,500|
Schools and Community Groups
Supporting SDG 17 in Canada by partnering with schools and community groups to raise awareness and resources for the world’s children.
|Total number of schools and community groups engaged||350||410||470|
To learn more about how we are securing the health, education and protection of children and young people around the world, see our annual Impact Report.
*Results are provided for the most recent three years in which data is available. Where a program has started within the last three years, future goals are also stated.