Stepping Forward Makes Good Business Sense

Every year, over 800 Canadian companies take part in World Partnership Walk. Our corporate partners recognize that their support is a step towards fighting global poverty – a cause that Canadians overwhelmingly support.

Become a Sponsor

We know that making a social impact is important to your organization and employees. Receive marketing benefits and exposure to loyal and diverse audiences at Canada’s largest public movement in support of global development, while being recognized as a leader who cares about our global community. This is your chance to invest in solutions that deliver real, lasting results in the fight against global poverty and unlock the potential of millions of people to build better futures in Africa and Asia.

For information about the right sponsorship opportunity for you and your organization, or for assistance making your corporate donation, please contact [email protected].

Transformational Sponsor

Gulshan and Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation

The Gulshan and Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation has been a longstanding supporter of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and World Partnership Walk.

Believing that “health is wealth”, philanthropists Gulshan and Pyarali Nanji have invested in numerous charities and health facilities both locally and globally over the years. Their generous contributions this year have not only supported AKFC’s health initiatives and COVID-19 response in some of the poorest and most isolated communities in Asia and Africa, but have also supported 16 hospitals across Canada to help combat COVID-19 here at home through research and staff support.

Visionary Sponsors

Destination Auto Group

Destination Auto Group is an award-winning retailer of Toyota, Honda, Mazda and FCA vehicles in Burnaby, Vancouver and North Vancouver. Operating five full-service car dealerships, the company employs over 410 Associates and is dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service, transparency, and high-quality service and repair to all car owners in Greater Vancouver.

Managing Director, Adil Ahamed, and the Destination Auto leadership strive for balance between business, employee engagement and community investment by partnering with and supporting various local nonprofit boards, strategic committees and charitable initiatives including Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s World Partnership Walk.

Evergreen Hotel Group

With almost 1,000 rooms across British Columbia, Evergreen Hotel Group hotels is the premiere destination in British Columbia — with each property being centrally located, within minutes of local attractions, and focused on giving guests the best possible stay. The group started with individuals who had a passion for providing memorable experiences; their primary focus being the guest.

Evergreen’s philanthropy is grounded in the belief that we all hold responsibility for the health and well-being of each other. They not only give generously within the communities they operate in, but also support initiatives abroad, including Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s World Partnership Walk.

Changemaker Sponsors

A&W RESTAURANTS

A&W is Canada’s 2nd largest quick service restaurant burger chain with over 950 outlets and is one of Canada’s leading franchisors. A&W serves 133 million guests per year and employs approximately 20,000 employees. The organization is on a journey to source simple, great-tasting ingredients farmed with care, and are committed to reducing their environmental impact through conscious use of packaging, waste, energy, and water. Sharing this spirit of care, a number of franchise owners across the country have supported World Partnership Walk and AKFC over the years.

BMO

Bank of Montreal (BMO), Canada’s 5th largest bank, is a multinational financial services and investment bank. With a workforce of 30,000, BMO has over 900 branches and serves over 12 million customers. Helping to create a more equitable and inclusive society is core to BMO’s purpose. As a responsible company, they’ve measured their success by the success of their stakeholders – and believe that they will only achieve their full potential when everyone has equal access to social and economic well-being.

GILLANI GROUP OF COMPANIES

Believing in the power of mixing business with social impact, The Gillani Group of Companies has been a longstanding supporter of World Partnership Walk and AKFC’s global development programs that tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality.

HIGH RIVER TOYOTA

At High River Toyota, you can expect to be treated like a VIP. Buying a car at High River Toyota is different from shopping elsewhere as the dealership prides itself on the no-pressure, helpful approach they offer their customers. They offer new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs with a wide variety of trim levels, colors, and features to fit your taste. High River Toyota is committed to meaningful employee engagement and community investment through participation in AKFC’s World Partnership Walk as both a sponsor and a workplace team.

KV CAPITAL

KV Capital’s mission is to support the success of borrowers, investors, and business partners by delivering value in everything they do. KV Capital offers mortgage and private equity investment opportunities that include KV Mortgage Fund, KV Private Equity Fund, and direct syndicated mortgages. The organization believes in merging business with social good, as demonstrated through their support of the World Partnership Walk and AKFC’s global development work.

OKOTOKS HONDA

Okotoks Honda is more than a place of business, but a family of like-minded individuals dedicated to being the best they can be, with kindness, compassion, humility, and happiness. They are a passionate group that embodies a never-ending drive to succeed; both in serving their clients and customers, as well as their broader local and global communities. They strive to create time, value, and space to achieve the betterment of a purpose-built life – which is embodied in their support of AKFC programs that aim to develop resilient communities and societies.

PRESTIGE AUTO GROUP

Prestige Auto Group consists of four automobile brands and dealerships across Edmonton, Calgary and the Greater Toronto Area. The company has set a strong foundation that is based on trust, being on the cutting edge of automobile experience, and maintaining lasting relationships. Prestige Auto Group strongly believes in long-term mutual benefits that always reflect an added value to customers. For over two decades, Prestige Auto Group has supported AKFC’s World Partnership Walk and World Partnership Golf Tournaments in support of international development. As part of their COVID-19 pandemic response here at home, in 2020 Prestige Auto’s seven dealerships in Alberta and Ontario launched their “Local Heroes” Program to honour frontline first responders by offering them discounts for local services.

RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is one of Canada’s largest banks and among the largest in the world. With a workforce of over 86,000 full-time and part-time employees in Canada, RBC serves over 17 million clients in Canada, US, and 34 other countries. Creating a positive social impact is integral to how the bank does business and core to RBC’s culture. RBC believes that helping their communities prosper will have additional benefits, positively impacting clients and business over time.

T&T HONDA/YORKDALE TOYOTA/AIRDRIE HONDA

T&T Honda has grown to become one of the larger volume Honda dealers in western Canada. Throughout their tenure, they have strived to include the best possible customer service with top-notch repair and maintenance work along with comprehensive new and used car, truck, minivan, crossover, and SUV inventories. In addition to providing best-in-class service, T&T Honda and its community of employees are dedicated to serving their community and giving back. This has been demonstrated through their longstanding participation in World Partnership Walk, both as a sponsor and as a dynamic workplace team.

TAIFA ENGINEERING LTD

Taifa Engineering Ltd. is a Canadian Consulting and Engineering Services Company comprised of professional engineers specializing in power system engineering. Their objective is to provide expert engineering design with the utmost attention to safety, energy efficiency, and reliability. In addition to guaranteeing excellent client services, the firm is dedicated to giving back to their communities – both locally and globally through support of AKFC’s World Partnership Walk.

Impact Sponsors