Together, we've made it through a year no one anticipated. Not since World War II when CARE got its start, have people around the world needed each other so much.

It wasn't easy. But through countless struggles, your kindness, caring and solidarity prevailed. Each of you looked out for your neighbour, your community and the most vulnerable around the world.

Our efforts to support women and girls around the world have never been more vital—but they were only possible because of you. Thank you.

You were there to help make sure expectant mothers had access to safe deliveries. Your support made sure families had access to nutritious food, water and shelter. When COVID-19 threatened the most vulnerable, you took action. And when tragedy struck the people of Lebanon, you responded decisively, rushing urgently-needed relief to those affected by the unimaginable explosion that befell Beirut.

This report is dedicated to you. And not just for the impact you had in the last year, but so that you understand the very real gratitude and honour we feel for your supporting the work we do.

Thank you!

Barbara Grantham
President and CEO
CARE Canada

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Where CARE CANADA’s money comes from

HOW CARE CANADA’s MONEY IS SPENT

Where Money Comes From

Canadian Institutional donors 45%
Global Institutional donors 47%
Public donations 6%
Other 2%

How Money Is Spent

Programs 93%
Administration 6%
Fundraising 1%

"After hygiene training with CARE, I wash my hands regularly and I teach all my friends how to wash their hands correctly."

12-year-old Malak from Yemen is sharing COVID-19 prevention with her friends to keep them safe. She wants to re a doctor to help people and make their lives better.

12-year-old Malak from Yemen is sharing COVID-19 prevention with her friends to keep them safe. She wants to re a doctor to help people and make their lives better.
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Earning + Saving

Your support enabled CARE to reach 81.8 thousand women and girls to gain better access to and control of economic resources. This work went on to benefit a further 281 million
people indirectly.

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Food + Farming

You helped 1 million people access better food and nutrition, supporting them to withstand the effects of climate change, and indirectly benefiting a further 2.2 million people.

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Health

You helped 171.6 thousand people with sexual, reproductive and maternal health support, indirectly benefiting a further
657.9 thousand people.

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Emergency Aid

Your support reached 1.8 million people affected by disaster and crisis with life-saving humanitarian assistance, indirectly benefiting a further 3.9 million people.

Shifa is a Syrian refugee living in Turkey. After attending CARE training programs, she was able to expand her business and secure her income.
Shifa is a Syrian refugee living in Turkey. After attending CARE training programs, she was able to expand her business and secure her income.

Through all the challenges of the past year, you helped bring people together towards creating a more equal world.

Adapting to a new world

Since March, CARE has provided creative solutions to make sure women are able to support their families. We’ve also listened to and amplified their voice to ensure their needs are heard and met. Thanks to you, CARE is distributing food and cash vouchers to women and their families to make sure they have the resources they need. Find out more >

The right to earn

Your support helped women in Turkey come together to form a savings group, allowing them to build and expand businesses, and address the cultural and structural challenges they face. Shifa shared, “A woman should take an active role in society and defend her right to make decisions that concern her life and her family.”

Help for those in crisis

Thanks to you CARE was able to respond within days following the devastating blasts in Lebanon. Your donations helped people access immediate life-saving aid such as food parcels and cash, as well as psycho-social support, and hygiene materials.

Food distribution in Beirut, Lebanon just a few days after the explosions. Photo: Milad Ayoub/CARE
Food distribution in Beirut, Lebanon just a few days after the explosions. Photo: Milad Ayoub/CARE

Healthy food for families

You helped improve community nutrition, agricultural practices and increased access to clean water through the Southern African Nutrition Initiative program, supporting communities in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Helping from afar

After the economic impact of previous disasters, including an earthquake in late 2019—COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact to families in the Philippines, who have been struggling to generate income. Your support has helped to address their basic needs providing communities with food packs and protective medical equipment to protect against COVID-19.

Providing safety

Your support helped to provide resources like food, shelter and safety resources for those forced to flee from their homes, in places like, Honduras, Yemen and Jordan.

Thank you so much for your support!