Frequently Asked Questions

About World Partnership Walk

About Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)

An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest public movement to fight global poverty. Launched in 1985, the Walk rallies support for development, equips individuals with the information and resources they need to act as informed global citizens, and creates opportunities for Canadians to engage locally. Donations raised through the Walk go directly to support AKFC’s development programs in Africa and Asia.

There are many ways you can get involved: Register as a fundraiser: Join the movement alongside thousands of other Canadians who are stepping forward to fight global poverty. Donate: Support Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s projects by donating to World Partnership Walk. Volunteer: Volunteer for World Partnership Walk and help us organize this world class event.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development organization and a registered Canadian charity. AKFC works with Canadians and communities in Africa and Asia to improve quality of life and find lasting solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on global issues. AKFC is part of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s largest development organizations.

Because poverty is complex, AKFC supports local solutions to global challenges with a multifaceted approach. AKFC programs focus on improving education and health care, creating economic opportunities for women and men, cultivating agriculture and food security, and nurturing early childhood development. We promote gender equality in all of our programs, to empower women, girls, and their communities to break down gender barriers and build a more equal world.

To ensure this progress lasts for the long term, we partner with local governments and institutions, and anchor our programs within the communities we serve.