Current Projects

Project Support for 2019

Africa Community Technical Service Society - Building clean water delivery systems for Ugandan communities

ACTS received $4000 to help a rural community in Southwest Uganda build a community tap stand receiving water through a Gravity Flow System which will help men, women, girls and boys to fight disease, poverty and violence. The Project is community driven and has a focus on education and clean water management so that the local population will take full ownership for maintaining and financing the water system at the end of the project. ACTS_Image_3

CARE Canada – Improving the health and well-being of mothers and children in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

CARE Canada will receive $4000 to help fund year 3 of a 4-year Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies project. The project includes nutrition education, promoting agricultural practices that strengthen access to and consumption of nutritious foods, improving water and sanitation and empowering women through micro-financing entrepreneurial initiatives in their own communities. TJF provided funds in 2017 for the same project. Care Canada

Children’s Care International – Fighting child exploitation in India and Thailand

Children’s Care International received $4000 to help free children from exploitation such as child labour, slavery and exploitation. Over the past decade they have helped free more than 5000 children and their families. The funds will provide schooling for children and awareness-raising for their parents. ChildrensCareInternational

EcoEquitable - Providing employment and skills training for new immigrant women and the underemployed

EcoEquitable is an Ottawa charity that provides immigrant and underemployed women with sewing training, financial literacy, hands-on experience and individual mentoring in order to be a bridge to a sustainable livelihood and long-term employment. This year the project received $4000 to expand its industrial sewing production and thus promote further self-sustainability. This is a “green”organization which uses recycled and unsold fabrics. EcoEquitable 2018

OneProsper International – Empowering girls in the Thar Desert, India by facilitating school attendance and using effective agricultural practices to raise family income levels

OneProsper received $4000 to support 7 to 8 families --with 2 girls each-- who live in the Thar Desert, one of the most impoverished regions in India. The project involves building rainwater harvesting tanks and training of the families to grow grains, vegetables and fruit trees with seeds provided and using specific farming methods. A bio sand filter is also provided. Girls are freed from carrying water for hours and receive a bicycle, school supplies and tuition to attend school instead. The project is in its second year and hopes to enable 80 girls to attend school this year. OneProsper

WaterCan/EauVive Canada (previously called WaterAid Canada) – Providing clean water and sanitation in birthing clinics

In 2019 WaterCan/EauVive Canada continued to receive funding in the amount of $4000 to partially fund the third year of the Deliver Life Project in rural Tanzania. The goal of the Project is to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality through the provision of clean water, sanitation and hygiene services. At twelve targeted clinics, mothers will be able to give birth safely, with clean water and expert care. WaterAid