Our Partners

Government and Institutional Partners

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Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is our most important institutional partner at Save the Children. GAC funds much of our emergency response and development projects in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Support is provided through GAC’s Global Issues and Development and International Humanitarian Assistance Divisions as well GAC’s Geographic Divisions and within the Partnerships for Development Innovations Branch.

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The HUMANITARIAN COALITION

We are proud to be a founding member of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, a network of Canadian non-governmental organizations that unite to raise funds to support emergency relief operations during crises. Together, the members of the Humanitarian Coalition have over 200 years of humanitarian response experience.

During emergencies we work together to realize efficiencies, reduce unnecessary competition, better educate the public on humanitarian needs, increase the impact of Canadian humanitarian responses and reduce administrative costs. The HUMANITARIAN COALITION speaks to Canadians with one voice, provides direct access to disaster and response information, co-ordinates spokespeople and shares resources; including a centralized phone centre, web site, and communications team.

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Global Corporate Partners

BULGARI

Bulgari has been one of Save the Children’s global partners since 2009, when they decided to take action on behalf of disadvantaged children around the world. Partnering with Save the Children, Bulgari launched a campaign of unprecedented ambition and scope in which part of the proceeds from the sale of the Bzero1 Save the Children jewellery – custom designed ring and pendant – are donated to the charity. To date, the sales have been extremely successful and helped raise over €25 million (US$ 35 million) to improve the lives of over 600,000 vulnerable children. Through the partnership, Bulgari has improved the lives of over 700,000 children in 25 countries, supporting Save the Children programs in the areas of Early Childhood Care and Development, Basic Education Against Poverty, Inclusive Education, and Emergency Response.

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IKEA FOUNDATION

IKEA Foundation is Save the Children’s largest global corporate partner. Save the Children has partnered with IKEA since 1994 and have together developed the IKEA Code of Conduct to prevent child labour in the supply chain. In total, IKEA Foundation-funded programs implemented by Save the Children, have touched the lives of some 10 million children. IKEA Foundation and Save the Children work together to actualize children’s rights to a healthy and secure childhood with access to quality education, of which the Soft Toys campaign is vital. The annual Soft Toys for Education campaign takes place in IKEA stores around the globe. Its mission is to raise money supporting quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable children in developing countries. IKEA donates $1.30 to Save the Children and UNICEF for every soft toy or children’s book purchased during the campaign. Since the Soft Toys Campaign inception 12 years ago, IKEA Foundation donations have totalled approximately $102 million, reaching over 600,000 children in Asia and Europe through Save the Children education programs. Read about the recent Let’s Play for Change campaign.

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GLAXOSMITHKLINE – GSK

In May 2013, Save the Children and GSK formed an ambitious partnership to help save the lives of one million children. By combining our expertise, resources and influence we aim to transform child health in some of the world’s poorest countries through the partnership. This unique collaboration goes beyond the traditional charity corporate fundraising model and sees the two organisations working together in a very different way. Our multi-layered, shared value partnership incorporates programmatic work, advocacy and campaigning, employee engagement, marketing initiatives and the research and development of child friendly medicines. Together we are focussed on widening vaccine coverage to the poorest children, increase investment in health workers and research a low cost nutritional product to help combat child malnutrition. GSK funds Save the Children programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya to develop and deliver programs to tackle child mortality and establish sustainable models which can be adopted by governments and rolled out in other developing countries in the future.

See our recent Emergency Preparedness Program with GSK

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RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser)

RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) and Save the Children have been working in partnership since 2003 and has grown to become one of Save the Children’s most groundbreaking and innovative partnerships. It is a true example of shared value by utilising the skills and expertise of RB’s employees to make a greater impact globally and will pioneer how the private sector and NGOs can accelerate change for children.

In 2015, we launched a ground-breaking and sustainable ‘Stop Diarrhoea’ program focused on diarrhoea prevention, control and treatment in Pakistan, Nigeria and India and will fully implement the World Health Organisation and UNICEF 7-point plan to ensure comprehensive diarrhoea control. This ambition aligns with RB’s vision of a world where people live healthier and better lives and a global goal to reach more than 200 million people by 2020, to improve their health and hygiene behaviour.

In addition to funding programs, RB has developed two unique products to help combat childhood diarrhoea. The products are a low cost antibacterial soap to improve personal and home hygiene which requires minimal water and is safe to use on children’s skin. The second is a toilet powder which has also been created to reduce the spread of infection from pit latrines. Controlling pests, reducing faeces and fragranced, the powder will encourage communities to use the pit latrines as opposed to defecating in public areas. Key achievements during the partnership include over $47 million raised over 11 years, reaching over 1.5 million children worldwide, and creating a groundbreaking partnership with the ambition to eliminate childhood deaths from diarrhoea.

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CORPORATE PARTNERS AND DONORS

  • Air Canada Foundation
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Build a Bear Canada
  • Carter’s Oshkosh B’gosh Canada
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Kielh’s Canada
  • Loblaws Inc.
  • Mealshare
  • Phillips-Van Heusen Foundation, Inc.
  • RBC Foundation
  • Scholastic Canada Ltd.