To ensure that your support has the greatest impact on communities around the world—whether in an emergency or to empower people to lift themselves out of poverty—our work follows three main approaches:

1. We listen to the women and girls we work with. We help them find ways to be heard in safe and encouraging environments, and we work with men and boys to ensure there are supportive and effective allies.

2. We bring people together. This means that we partner with local organizations, groups and individuals working in the communities we serve. They can be activists, medical professionals, farmers, religious leaders, teachers, governments, distributors. They are women, men and children. They have the insight, experience and trust of their communities that are invaluable to the work we do.

3. We help women, girls and their families overcome the challenges they face every day and build futures that are more resilient. Where a community is vulnerable to natural disaster, we work with women and girls and their families to help them prepare. Where a community is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change—drought, flood and other harsh conditions— we help women, girls and their families to adopt new ways of coping.

By designing thoughtful and transformational programs that work to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, CARE is able to reach more people with tools and training that help them change their lives forever.

When you support our work, you're investing in the potential of women, girls, and their families around the world. When we all come together to end inequality, anything is possible.

In 2019, CARE Canada managed 87 projects around the world—reaching 1.5 million people. We estimate a further 5.8 million people benefited from this work, thanks to advocacy efforts or local partners building on CARE projects in their communities.

HOW DID WE HELP?

CARE Canada’s projects focused on life-saving humanitarian assistance, helping people adapt to climate change and develop sustainable food and nutrition solutions. We also worked to prevent gender-based violence, improve women’s health and rights, and helped women and girls develop new ways to earn money.

Approximately 61 per cent of the people we reached were women and girls.

We reached:

  • 4 million people to support their food and nutrition security and resilience to climate change
  • 811,000 people with life-saving humanitarian assistance
  • 60,000 women and girls to promote their access to and control of economic resources
  • 436,000 people to support women’s rights to sexual, reproductive and maternal health
  • 13,000 people to support women and girls’ rights to a life free from violence

Note numbers do not add up to total overall reach figures above as some projects contributed to multiple areas.  

CARE’s Global Impact: A detailed map showing where CARE works and participants reached by program area (external link).