Vancouver’s 2017 World Partnership Walk to fight against global poverty
The 33rd annual World Partnership Walk—Canada’s largest annual fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness and funds to alleviate global poverty—returns to Vancouver on May 28. It will take place at 10 a.m. at Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park.
This initiative was started over three decades ago by a group of Vancouver women, and the walk now takes place in 10 cities across Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
Last year, over 40,000 Canadians (including 6,000 in Vancouver) participated in the walk and raised over $7 million toward development programs in Africa and Asia, which allowed for improvements in quality education and health, food security, and more.
Proceeds from the walk go toward the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), an international development organization that works in Africa and Asia to find sustainable solutions to address and eliminate global poverty.
Vancouverites are invited to join in on the walk to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary—sign-ups and donations take place online, and individuals are encouraged to join as a team with friends, family, and/or colleagues (a corporate team toolkit can be found here).
For more information on the walk, click here.