COVID-19

Public Health Update

March 25, 2020

For the health and safety of our supporters, volunteers, and staff, we have decided to suspend all in-person activities for this year’s World Partnership Walk. We are working with our volunteer leadership now to develop alternative plans, and hope to share those with you soon.

We did not come to this decision lightly. The Walk has been a cherished part of Aga Khan Foundation Canada for the past 35 years, and our commitments to fighting global poverty remain steadfast during this time of uncertainty.

Now is the time for us to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are immensely fortunate in Canada to have such competent health leadership, and we encourage everyone to heed the advice of health authorities as best they can.

Government of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Healthcare facilities and workers around the world are at the frontlines of events like these. Canadian support over the past 40 years has strengthened health systems across Africa and Asia, and we remain hopeful these investments will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the geographies where we work. Now more than ever, it is important that our work of strengthening systems, institutions, and communities for times of fragility pushes forward.

If you have any further questions, you can reach us

By email: [email protected]

By phone: (613) 237-2532 x142

About World Partnership Walk

World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest public movement to fight global poverty, held annually in 10 cities across the country. An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the volunteer-driven Walk supports millions of individuals across Africa and Asia as they unlock their potential to build a better life.

About Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is an international development organization and registered charity. AKFC partners with Canadians and communities, businesses, and governments across Africa and Asia to promote inclusive development. Since 1980, AKFC has helped millions of women and men to unlock their own potential to build a better life.