Each year, the Peterborough K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation supports approximately thirty organizations who work in International Development, Indigenous Communities within Canada, and Environmental Sustainability. A few of our charitable partners are highlighted below.
Founded in 2010, Change Her World promotes education opportunities for girls and women in the developing world. Our donations to this organization have assisted with building classrooms and dormitories, purchasing supplies for a meal program, funding health and social empowerment workshops and paying post-secondary tuition fees for girls in Malawi.
For 60 years, CODE has been working towards the vision of a literate world and today, is Canada’s leading international development agency focused uniquely on education and literacy. Together with their partners, they have helped more than 10 million children gain access to better quality of education in order to improve their lives and that of their families. In 2019, CODE launched its new strategic plan called “Teaching Matters: Development through Education”. CODE’s work supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular - SDG4: Quality Education. Improved learning outcomes are achieved by:
Our donations support their Liberia 20/20 project.
Ecosource supports The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA), a network of over 1,400 action-oriented students in the Region of Peel concerned about environmental issues and determined to make positive change. PEYA unites students across Peel working to improve the environment in their schools and neighborhoods through monthly meetings, events, and an online community. They provide a forum for students to learn from one another and form relationships with local environmental organizations, including a seat on Mississagua’s Environmental Action Committee. Our foundation is one of the sponsors of PEYA’s annual EcoBuzz conference.
Elephant Thoughts is a leader in Indigenous educational programs, integrating both traditional and contemporary knowledge. In 2015, they won the Natural Sciences and Research Engineering Council of Canada’s Promoscience Award as the top organization in Canada promoting science education. Our donations have supported their science and robotics/coding camps in Indigenous communities, youth mentoring and youth internship programs.
Elimu is a Canadian-based charity working to enhance access to education and empower Kenyan children, youth and adults to become more enterprising in how they approach their futures. The founder went to Kenya on a volunteer posting and began by taking two boys to kindergarten. In 2016, Elimu opened a digital resource centre, which uses technology to provide educational resources that are scarce in local schools. They also run a sponsorship project that keeps kids in school and a sewing project that trains rural girls from vulnerable backgrounds with income generating skills. Our donations have helped pay tuition and fees for high school and post secondary so that vulnerable children and youth in Malindi can move through their school to graduation.
Friends of Honduran Children seeks to improve the lives of Honduran children by supporting basic needs and empowering them to break the cycle of desperate poverty. They run a children’s village in Honduras, called Nuevo Paraiso, and school for young women in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Every year, they organize brigades of volunteers from Canada to go to Honduras and work on construction projects and in medical outreach teams.
Ghana Medical Help has worked since 2010 to sustainably improve the basic quality and availability of healthcare in rural northern Ghana for millions of people. Their projects have a three-pronged approach to improving the health and wellbeing of these northern communities, including the provision of lifesaving medical equipment to rural hospitals, clinical training programs for healthcare workers and biomedical engineers, and public health education combined with poverty alleviation programs. Our donations have supported all three areas of focus, including a large-scale clinical training-the-trainers program for medical staff at rural hospitals, an emergency Covid-19 PPE donation project, and a first-of-it's-kind rural emergency medicine training conference for rural nurses.
Horizons of Friendship empowers people and strengthens communities to eliminate poverty and injustice across Central America and Mexico. We have supported projects in Guatemala to assist traditional Maya K’iche’ midwives in bringing pre-natal/newborn health care to remote regions, in Costa Rica to help the Indigenous Terraba people start income generating activities and in Mexico to support Indigenous subsistence farmers to re-establish native species and medicinal plants.
The Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation is dedicated to supporting Inuit culture and youth in Pond Inlet on Baffin Island. They make grants to local sports teams, fund music workshops and sponsor awards for high school students, as well as funding projects to preserve traditional Inuit knowledge and culture. Their funding has also provided Inuktitut literacy materials for the preschool program and equipment for the fitness centre.
Transforming Faces works around the world to equip local teams to provide comprehensive cleft lip and cleft palate care that is accessible for all. They perform surgeries, aid with pre-surgical interventions to optimize infant feeding and provide follow-up speech therapy. As there are very few speech therapists in developing countries, they have designed training courses and a group model approach to therapy. Our donations support their speech therapy camps in several countries.
In numerous Indigenous communities across Canada, tap water is not safe to drink. Water First Training & Education Inc. is Canada's leading charitable organization dedicated to working with Indigenous communities to resolve local water challenges through education, training, and meaningful collaboration. Their Drinking Water Internship hires and trains young Indigenous adults for careers in water science and is welcomed by Indigenous communities that view training and skill development as a key part of the solution to drinking water challenges. Their Environmental Internship program engages young adults in learning skills that help their communities to best manage their water resources and their Indigenous School Water Program inspires Indigenous youth to pursue careers in water science through hands-on water science workshops, in the classroom and out on the land.
Located in downtown Winnipeg, Winnipeg Inner City Missions embraces all people in Winnipeg's inner city, inspires life-long learning and builds social and personal well-being. For many years, our foundation has supported their First Steps to Employment program which provides housing and training to people who have made a commitment to change the direction of their lives. We have also made donations for facility upgrades, including a computer centre for residents to use for schooling and job applications, furnishings for the meeting hall and maintenance equipment.
Change Her World - girls being supported to attend university
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