A young mother waits outside a polio vaccination clinic in Kassala Sudan for life saving drops for her child. The Polio eradication campaign in Sudan is supported by The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus program, Rotary's partners and the generous support of Canadian Rotarians. Photo by Chris Offer


Dan Geddert of the Rotary Club of Kamloops West, BC, teaches children at the Akha Training Centre in Mae Suai, Thailand. The facility houses 300 children from 27 Akha villages. It is located in northern Thailand's "Golden Triangle," where drug trafficking and civil unrest along the Laos-Myanmar border have caused many hill tribes to flee into Thailand. The Rotary Foundation has supported the project with a Matching Grant. 
RI Photo by Alyce Henson

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The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
"To Do Good in the World"
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is an official associate foundation of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is a Canadian federally chartered corporation and Canadian registered charity supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. 

The Rotary Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world."

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Rotary du Canada

« Faire le bien dans le monde »

La Fondation Rotary du Canada est une fondation officielle associée à la Fondation Rotary du Rotary International.

La mission de la Fondation Rotary du Rotary International est de permettre aux Rotariens de promouvoir l’entente mondiale, la bonne volonté et la paix en oeuvrant dans les domaines de la santé, de l’éducation et de la lutte contre la pauvreté.

La Fondation Rotary du Canada est une corporation canadienne avec une charte fédérale et enregistrée à titre d’organisme de charité canadienne, supportée uniquement par des contributions volontaires de Rotariens et d'amis de la Fondation Rotary qui partagent sa vision d’un monde meilleur.

La Fondation Rotary a été créée en 1917 par le sixième président du Rotary International, Arch C. Klumph, comme fonds de dotation pour le Rotary  pour « faire le bien dans le monde ».



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May 16, 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced a contribution of $19.9 million toward the eradication of polio in Nigeria.

Implemented by the World Health Organization, the Sustaining Polio Eradication Through Strengthened Routine Immunization project will help immunize approximately 6.6 million girls and 6.9 million boys against polio in 11 high-risk Nigerian states. It will also train approximately 154,000 vaccinators and help protect up to 250,000 children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

In September 2015 the World Health Organization made the historic announcement that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria and that there have been no cases reported since July 2014. Immunization activities are essential to ensure against the re-emergence of the virus.

Minister Bibeau made the announcement on the margins of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference presents a unique opportunity to discuss and engage in dialogue on matters related to women and girls, with a specific focus on health.


Government of Canada Grant update
It now has been almost one year since the Rotary Foundation (Canada) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trades and Development of the Canadian Government. Since that agreement was signed, the Department has changed its name to Global Affairs Canada.
It is now time to invite you to apply for these funds as we start our second year of the partnership with the Canadian Government.
Click here for a copy of the letter, both in English and French, that was send out to all Canadian club presidents and District Governors with Canadian clubs.
If you require further information regarding the GOC matching Grants, please send inquiries to or your Canadian Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators, Duncan Conrad (East) or Betty Screpnek (west)

In celebration of Our Rotary Foundation's Centennial, a special recognition day will be held in April of 2017 to express Rotary's appreciation to new members of the Arch Klumph Society. For more information about this special day and opportunity please go to

On February 28, 2016 - 250 Rotarians gathered in D 7070 to recognize and pay tribute to the tireless efforts and generosity of PDG Bill Patchett and his wonderful wife Delphine.
RI Pres- elect John Germ brought special greetings from Rotary Foundation Chair, Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith to Bill and Delphine as PDG Brian Thompson presented PDG Bill with the Distinguished Service Award for his incredible contribution to his community and to Rotary. Bill and Delphine have led and supported many efforts in Cobourg and Southern Ontario to do good in their community and province. Within Rotary has served as District Governor, District Foundation Chair, an End Polio Champion and served on the board of The Rotary Foundation (Canada).
Always leading by example, PDG Bill with Delphine’s support have challenged Rotarians and community members to “give what they can” to make their community and the world beyond a better place. PDG Bill and Delphine have supported and/or lead campaigns for the United Way, Keystone Homes,  Cobourg Hospital, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the Canadian Firefighters Museum to name just a few.
Congratulations PDG Bill - Well Deserved! Delphine thank you for supporting Bill in so many, many ways.  An absolutely wonderful and cherished Rotary couple who continue to make a difference locally and globally!

Over 15,000 companies having matching gift programs to encourage your support of the Rotary Foundation (Canada).
For more information check the following FAQ sheets:
For English, please click here
For French, please click here


Mr Bill Gates receives first Dr. Bob Scott Award in recognition of Bill and Melinda Gates incredible support for Rotary's efforts to end Polio.

The login above is only for the Board of Directors of The Rotary Foundation (Canada)


The HTR (hard to reach) project in Nigeria has delivered over 90,000 doses of vitamin A supplements and over 99,000 deworming tablets to isolated communities in need of medical care as well as polio vaccinations.

Thanks to PDG Pete Smith and Nova Scotia Rotarians and a generous Cdn Medical Doctor this X-ray machine will be dismantled, boxed and shipped in the new year to a hospital in Awing or possible Bamenda or Limbe, Cameroon. 



The Rotary Peace Symposium in São Paulo at the 2015 RI Conference was a tremendous success, uniting over 350 participants including Rotarians, peace professionals, and peace fellow alumni from around the world for two days of lively discussions about peacebuilding.