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. 

Women UNlimited

Supporting SDG 4, the Women UNlimited campaign is reaching over 145,000 children in Mongolia (early childhood development), Bolivia (primary education) and Ghana (secondary education).

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of children impacted 37,943 68,408 102,591



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.

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of young people reached 111,876 179,840 291,589


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.

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of children reached 1,898,984 1,390,184 877,363

Donated Gifts

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. 

Survival Gifts

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.

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of children reached with Survival Gifts 1,282,477 1,769,659 3,658,263


Water Pumps sold at UNICEF Water for Life Galas

Supporting SDG 6.1 by providing 130,000 people around the world with access to safe drinking water.

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of people benefitting from water pumps 10,500 people for 10 years (reduction due to COVID-19 restrictions) 34,350 people for 10 years 91,800 people for 10 years


Domestic Engagement

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. 

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of young people engaged as U-Reporters 850 1,200 1,300


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.

Impact 2020 2021 2022*
Total number of schools and community groups engaged 470 487 462


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.