Who We Are

Protect, Educate & Empower Children Worldwide

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our team is committed to ensuring children realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our work saves and improves the lives of children who are in danger, exploited, dehumanized and denied access to basic necessities, whatever the cause. This is accomplished through programs, both internationally and here in Canada, that rely on collaborative partnerships that elevate results and better ensure long-term sustainability.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision: A world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Mission: Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our Values

Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and most of all, children.

Ambition: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

Collaboration: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

Creativity: We are open to new ideas, embrace change and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

“Save the Children has been working on children’s issues for almost 100 years. We’re the oldest non-governmental organization focused on children. And through those years we’ve learned how to do it well. We know that it isn’t about us, it’s about getting everybody involved. We will continue to partner with governments, local communities and generous donors to change the lives of children who need us all.” –Patricia Erb, CEO, Save the Children Canada

Our Donors Make the Difference

Thanks to the generosity of individuals like you, community groups, foundations, businesses, institutional and government partners, together we have made a lasting difference in the lives of millions of children. But there is still so much more to do!

Too many children are struggling for their very survival, even as you read this. You can become a LIFELINE to a child in urgent need, right now. You can make an incredible difference!