2023 Impact Report
Pushing the boundaries of the possible

In 2023, children around the world faced incredible threats to their survival due to new and existing humanitarian crises caused by climate change, conflicts and economic factors. But thanks to the help of our supporters, UNICEF Canada was able to deliver hope and change the lives of children around the world.

From providing innovative, solar-powered water systems to communities in need of safe and clean water to ensuring children in emergencies have safe places where they can continue learning, we were able to meet the rising needs of children in ways no other organization can.

We are pleased to present our 2023 Impact Report and share the incredible difference that our supporters across Canada have made in making the world a better place for every child.

With your help and the help of our supporters across Canada, UNICEF has been able to:

  • Mobilize $7.95M for emergencies, including Syria and Türkiye, Afghanistan, Libya and the Gaza and Israel crisis.  
  • Collaborate with 310 schools, families and community groups to fundraise for the world’s children.  
  • Supply 442 solar-powered water pumps to provide safe water for children and their communities, with support from our Calgary Water for Life Gala donors.
  • Engage 1,650 Canadian youths as U-Reporters on issues that matter to them, like climate change.  
  • Reach 9,099,608 children with 20,665 life-saving Survival Gifts®. 
  • Raise $1.5M to assist children and families affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye.

UNICEF is an organization like no other

UNICEF has unprecedented reach in more than 190 countries and territories — the most reach of any humanitarian organization for children — allowing us to be there when and where help is needed most.

In 2023, UNICEF, with the help of our supporters: 

At a high school in Ghana, a group of students attend class.
Provided educational support that sets girls in Ghana on the path to success.
At a health centre in Angola, two-month-old Nuegy receives a vaccine from a nurse while being held by her mother.
Worked to eliminate preventable diseases like maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Children laugh during an activity at a UNICEF-supported child friendly space in Syria.
Created safe spaces to keep children learning during emergencies like the Syria and Türkiye earthquakes.
UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate Matin Moradkhan smiles at the camera.
Amplified children’s voices in Canada and around the world.

Your donations at work

A blue pie graph shows that UNICEF Canada gets 89% of its revenue from fundraising, 10% from government and other grants, and 1% from product sales and other income.   A dark blue pie graph shows that UNICEF Canada spends 71% on Contribution to children, 21% on Mobilizing funds from people across Canada, and 4% on Administration and accountability.   A third and final pie graph shows the breakdown of UNICEF Canada’s Contribution to children: 41% to Emergency Response, 32% to Highest priority needs, 14% to E

Where your money goes:

71% Contribution to children – used to deliver life-saving aid and long-term support to children worldwide.

25% Mobilize funds from people across Canada – used to raise funds and resources needed to deliver programs for children.

4% Administration and accountability – used to efficiently and transparently run UNICEF Canada.

Note: Funds to UNICEF Global Headquarters from Global Affairs Canada are not included as a source of revenue.