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You can make a difference

Child sponsorship is a unique and personal way for you to make a difference in the life of a child, family and community.

You’ll see the difference you are making, through the eyes of your sponsored child. You'll receive regular updates and can exchange letters with your sponsored child.

All it takes is about $1 a day, just $37 a month. Your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable gift.

Sponsor a child and
plan to change the world.

  • Adequate nutrition, so children get enough to eat
  • Water and sanitation, a basic right we take for granted
  • Healthcare, so children don’t die from preventable diseases
  • Education, so children learn important lessons for their future
  • Family income so parents can support their children

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Your donation helps children

You'll witness how your contributions provide essentials like:


Adequate nutrition, so children get enough to eat

Water and sanitation, a
basic right we take for granted

Healthcare, so children don't die from preventable diseases

Education, so children learn important lessons for their future

Family income
so parents
can support
their children
 

Words from our sponsors

I went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa. It was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had. The money from sponsors funds so many amazing projects that benefit both sponsored children and the children in their community. It makes more of a difference than you can even imagine!
Kaitlyn Strickland, Plan Canada donor and child sponsor.
Visiting my sponsored child helped me understand the scope of Plan's efforts. It was rewarding to see the significant difference I've made in her life and in the community, especially in such a remote place!
Eileen Fernandes-Smith, Plan Canada donor and child sponsor.

Where your money goes

Where your money goes

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest charities, working to end global poverty. Inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one purpose: to improve the lives of children.

Our Success Stories

See how 10,000 sponsored children and their families have benefited from child sponsors!
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A former sponsored child who is now a teacher talks fondly of his memories of being sponsored while growing up in rural El Salvador.
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Plan Canada - where your money goes

Founded in 1937 as Foster Parents Plan, we are one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working to end global poverty. Inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one purpose: to improve the lives of children.

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Child sponsorship creates sustainable change

A new chapter for a community in Pakistan

In Chakwal, Pakistan, 100,000 scholarships were provided to children at varying education levels.

We’re often asked how child sponsorship works, or how it actually benefits children, their families and their communities. Well, here’s a great example. Over the next two years, Plan will be phasing out of the community of Chakwal, Pakistan because they no longer require Plan’s support.

How it all happened in Chakwal

Thanks to child sponsors , approximately 10,000 sponsored children and their families in 69 villages have benefited from several projects. And today, the socio-economic conditions of the area and the quality of life for children and their families have vastly improved.

Change by numbers in Chakwal, Pakistan

Here’s a snapshot of some of the achievements made possible thanks to the tremendous support from child sponsors:

  • 100,000 scholarships were provided to students at varying education levels.
  • 10,000 children have graduated from early learning centres.
  • 400 primary and secondary school teachers received quality training.
  • 1,775 latrines were built at schools and in homes with support from the community.
  • 184 water pumps were installed with support from the community.
  • 80% of mothers and children in all villages benefited from promoting health and nutrition.
  • 11,000 women and men benefited from income generating activities.
  • 1,717 young people received entrepreneur development training.
  • 1,600 families received vocational training.
Next up for Chakwal…

10,000 sponsored children and their families in Chakwal, Pakistan have benefited from the support of Plan donors like you.

Because of these incredible accomplishments, Plan will leave Chakwal knowing the community can sustain these positive changes for years to come. They’ve developed the tools and skills needed to become self-sufficient.

But this isn’t goodbye. It’s a new chapter for Chakwal – one filled with hope and lasting opportunity. We’re happy to have been part of their extraordinary journey, and of course, sharing this opportunity with child sponsors around the world.

Thank you for your continued support.

See the impact you're helping to make.

You’ll receive a welcome package in the mail in about a month, with photos and a profile of the child you’re sponsoring. Your welcome package will explain exactly how sponsorship works.

Your welcome package includes:
  • Photos of your sponsored child and their family
  • A profile of your sponsored child and their family
  • Information on your sponsored child’s community

You can also exchange letters with your sponsored child if you want to.

Each year you’ll receive an update on the progress your sponsored child and their community is making. This will include a recent photograph, so you can see for yourself how your sponsored child is growing and developing with your support.

What’s more, you’ll receive Plan Canada’s CEO notebook and monthly eNewsletter filled with news of Plan’s work around the world and other sponsor experiences.