Sponsor 1,000 girls by International Day of the Girl

Be part of the movement. Stand up for girls.

For girls in the developing world, gender equality isn’t just about glass ceilings. It’s about basic rights.
It’s why we’re asking Canadians to help us reach the goal of getting 1,000 girls sponsored by International Day of the Girl on October 11.
Are you with us?   

Every girl deserves to reach her potential

Societies with greater gender equality enjoy more sustainable development, faster economic growth and better prospects for their children.

Equal opportunity

Food, education, healthcare and clean water. Your support provides girls with the ability to stay in school, out of poverty and into a brighter future.

Rights of the child

By teaching families about a child’s rights, girls are less likely to be forced into child labour, early marriage, or have children of their own before they’re ready.

Economic empowerment

Skills training, microloans and more. Women and girls are empowered to advocate for themselves and contribute to the decisions that affect their life.

How your $49 a month helps

Sponsorship is the most effective way to ensure girls have access to things that might otherwise be out of reach.

Food & Nutrition

Nutritious food means creating sustainable food sources through agricultural programs and nutritional training to ensure that children are well-nourished and healthy. In 2019, 45,115 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure healthy growth.*


Good health is the foundation of a child’s life. Access to essential services, vaccinations, medical clinics and training in disease prevention provide better health for children and their communities. In 2019, 36,628 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities.*

Safe Water

Access to safe water through well-drilling, pumps and training in hygiene and sanitation decreases child mortality and frees up time for education, rather than water collection. Thanks to improved water sources, 68,125 people now have safe water for drinking and cooking.*


Access to education, classroom repairs, school supplies and training for teachers and parents provide children with opportunities for a better future. In 2019, 34,711 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning.*

Child Protection

We advocate for child rights and encourage children to speak up against abuse and injustice. By educating families about child rights, they are better equipped to keep their children safe. In 2019, 126,189 people learned about child rights and protection issues.

*Results of World Vision Canada’s projects funded by child sponsorship from October 2018 to September 2019

Your contributions at a glance

Funding a brighter future for vulnerable children, families and communities.
Pie chart showing World Vision Canada donation breakdown. For every dollar, 80.4 percent goes to programs, 13.5 percent goes to fundraising and 6.1 percent goes to administration. This chart is based on a five-year average of World Vision Canada’s annual statement of total expenditures.

How Child Sponsorship Makes a Difference:
A Personal Story

When Nancy was a child in Kenya she thought she had no value as a girl. Her sponsor, Georgie, believed otherwise. That commitment transformed two lives.

When Nancy was a child in Kenya she thought she had no value as a girl. Her sponsor, Georgie, believed otherwise. That commitment transformed two lives.

We’re most concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact vulnerable children


That's why World Vision is providing protection and support to a new child every second of every day. 

Helping a vulnerable child means focusing on not just health, but also their safety, education, nutrition, and other risks they face due to this global crisis.

Help us get 1,000 girls sponsored by International Day of the Girl