30 YEARS OF LIFE-CHANGING TRANSFORMATIONS

From South Korea to the world, Good Neighbors has helped over 8 million people across the globe since 1991.

Working with United Nations agencies, we are an international humanitarian organization that believes in empowering people. We help communities worldwide find ways to make positive and sustainable changes.

Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea
Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea

GOOD CHANGE FOR THE WORLD

Good Neighbors Canada is a registered charity, located in the heart of London, Ontario, that supports people in need around the world.

Our team works every day to give children the chance to grow up in a healthy environment.

We have been operating in Canada since 2017, providing relief aid and implementing a wide range of inclusive community-based development projects.

DID YOU KNOW?

We have General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).

Besides working with local governments, we cooperate with United Nations agencies, like the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the World Food Programme (WFP). One example is the Zero Hunger Project, implemented in Tanzania and Bangladesh.

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Our Partners & Sponsors

OUR STORY

1991

1991 - How it all started

Good Neighbors was established in South Korea on March 28, 1991. Some of the first projects were supporting long-term patients with Tuberculosis (TB), as well as assisting children with disabilities and those in orphanages.

1992 - Helping neighbours overseas

International development started with a relief project in Bangladesh, followed by refugee support in Somalia in 1993.

1994 - Emergency relief for refugees

Good Neighbors was the first Korean NGO to dispatch a medical volunteer team to provide aid after the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

1996 - United Nations ECOSOC

Only 5 years after being founded, Good Neighbors' work was recognized by the United Nations (UN), obtaining General Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).

2007 - MDGs Award

Good Neighbors was awarded the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Award for advancing primary education.

2011 - World Food Programme

Selected as a partner organization for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project was implemented the next year to improve food security, generate income, and build infrastructure.

2017 - Good Neighbors Canada

We started operating in Canada as a registered charity, from our office in London, Ontario, the same year the Africa Hope School project reached 100 schools. In a project with Hope TV SBS and six NGOs, Good Neighbors built 52 Hope Schools and education centres.

2020 - COVID-19 response

Good Neighbors provided aid in 39 countries and in Canada we launched a campaign for food relief that raised almost $26,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR VISION

EMPOWER PEOPLE TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to implement projects that promote and protect children’s rights, strengthen global partnerships and advocate for human rights in a respectful and effective way, empowering people to achieve self-reliance.


OUR VALUES

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We work wherever there is need, regardless of race, religion or ideology.
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We work to ensure children's rights are protected. 
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We work in cooperation with local partners, who share our community development goals.
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We promote self-reliance for sustainable development.
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We mobilize local volunteers to participate in developing their communities.
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We maintain professional accountability and transparency by reporting projects' status.
CoreValues1
We work wherever there is need, regardless of race, religion or ideology.
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We promote self-reliance for sustainable development.
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We work to ensure children's rights are protected.
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We mobilize local volunteers to participate in developing their communities.
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We maintain professional accountability and transparency by reporting projects' status.
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We work in cooperation with local partners, who share our community development goals.

WHERE WE WORK

where we work

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