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.
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.
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.