March 25, 2020

Canada’s Charities Make Urgent Ask of Ottawa for $10 Billion Stabilization Fund; Their Very Survival at Risk

Over 200 major charities form Emergency Coalition to save sector and maintain support to Canada’s most vulnerable. TORONTO, March 25, 2020 — The leaders of over 200 Canadian charities have written a letter to the Government of Canada asking for urgent financial support to prevent the irreparable collapse of the sector, and their vital programs,…

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Where we work

War Child’s programming is rooted in the belief that for a community to properly recover from conflict, it must drive the process.

War Child empowers people to create an environment where childhood can thrive. This is vital not only for the  young people who attend our programs but also for our staff, 98% of whom are recruited locally.

About War Child

War Child is helping mothers and families around the world give their children a safe start in life and give their communities the best chance of a peaceful future.

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Providing children with a place to learn that is free from exploitation and abuse.

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Give young people the skills to learn today and create a better tomorrow.

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Legal aid for children and women whose rights have been violated by war and its aftermath.

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March 3, 2020

The Slaight Family Foundation announces Global Initiative for Women and Girls

To mark International Women’s Day, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $15 million to 15 international organizations working to improve human rights and opportunities for women and girls.  War Child is honoured to be among the recipients. Thanks to this generous support, War Child will launch a comprehensive four-year program to educate vulnerable women and…

December 13, 2019

Give the Gift of Education

Meet Isaac – a young, bright, and eager student who couldn’t wait to share his dreams with our team when they visited a school we run in a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. As they sat together in a makeshift classroom shaded by a large tree, Isaac told the story of how he came to…

December 13, 2019

VIDEO: Interactive Radio in the DRC

When the Newsday team from the BBC World Service was in the Democratic Republic of Congo, they caught up with our local team and one of the students from our radio education program. Watch her inspiring video and then make a donation to help support this remarkable program!  

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