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Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alumni Award

  Room to Grow Foundation would like to congratulate Founding Board Member Jennifer Jones on her recent acceptance of the Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alumni Award from Canada World Youth. Jennifer participated in a Canada World Youth exchange in 1999 and 2000, spending four months in Quebec and four months in the West African nation of Benin. Embedded in local communities, she learned a lot about grassroots community development and gained her passion for living and working outside Canada.  The award will help Room to Grow's work supporting children in distress and providing families in crisis with safe spaces ...

Have a look at our 2016 Annual Report

Last year, 1080 children in 14 partner programs benefitted from our services. Our main priority in 2016 was to send children to Thai schools through our scholarship program; this amounted to almost 30% of our budget. The bulk of the rest of our expenditure, 36%, went towards food, health and hygiene. We prioritized nutritional food like rice, eggs and milk for young children. We spent the rest of our funds on supplies, building better fences and boarding houses, enhancing the well-being of the children. Our administrative expenses made up only 3% of total expenses. For more information, click on the image below to look at the 2016 Annual ...