EMPOWERING PEOPLE, TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES
Good Neighbors Canada is a registered charity, operating in London, Ontario since 2017.
We work every day to give children the chance to grow up in a healthy environment, by helping communities worldwide find ways to make positive changes that last.
We are part of Good Neighbors International, a humanitarian non-profit established in South Korea in 1991.
Good Neighbors celebrates 30 years in 2021!
With offices in seven countries and 52 branches in Korea, we assist in humanitarian crises and implement a wide range of development projects, from building schools and water wells to providing health care and training cooperative members.
WHERE WE WORK
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.
From South Korea to the world, Good Neighbors has helped over 8 million people across the globe.
Our organization started to make the world a place without hunger, where people lived together in harmony.
We continue to be good neighbours who will reach out to anyone in need of help.
1991 - How it all started
Good Neighbors was established in South Korea in March 28, 1991. Some of the first projects were supporting long-term patients with Tuberculosis (TB), as well as assisting children with disabilities and in orphanages, and rural communities.
1992 - Helping neighbours overseas
International development started with a relief project in Bangladesh, followed by refugee support in Somalia in 1993. 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.
2008 - Office in Switzerland
- The Geneva International Cooperation Office was created to coordinate policies, projects, and advocacy initiatives. It connects the Good Neighbors network with the international community.
2012 - World Food Programme
- The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project was implemented in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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.
OUR MISSION AND VALUES
We work wherever there is need, regardless of race, religion or ideology.
We work to ensure children's rights are protected.
We work in cooperation with local partners, who share our community development goals.
We promote self-reliance for sustainable development.
We mobilize local volunteers to participate in developing their communities.
We maintain professional accountability and transparency by reporting projects' status.
We are a Canadian registered charity (Registration Number: 72273 2922 RR0001), therefore donations are eligible for a tax receipt, issued to the donor’s email. Changes and cancellations can be made anytime. Donors have the options of creating a donor account, powered by CanadaHelps DMS, to update information online. If you prefer to speak to our team, you can reach Cecile Klerks at 1 (833) 614-GOOD (4663) - Extension 703.