For Immediate Attention:  The Global Affairs Canada Grant Program with The Rotary Foundation Canada has reached its conclusion.  We are no longer accepting grant proposals as the good news is that Canadian Rotarians have spent all the funds that were made available to them.
Should you have any questions - please contact PRIVP Dean Rohrs at


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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It is now the fourth year of the five-year partnership between Global Affairs Canada and the Rotary Foundation (Canada). The Government of Canada is providing Canadian Rotary Clubs and Districts with $1.2 million dollars per year to be added to the Global Grants program of the Rotary Foundation.
Each year since the program's inception, the number of grants that have been applied for and approved, has increased significantly. These additional funds can greatly enhance any project that the various clubs and districts have planned. The process has been simplified with the use of a single form application and generally takes only 24-48 hours to receive an approval. In the case where a project involves environmental issues, the process may take longer as our environmental consultants may have some questions.
Recently a new Webninar has been created to assist Rotarians when applying for a GOC matching grant. This can be found under the "GOC Program" tab as well as on the TRFC Home Page on the left.
If you require further information regarding the GOC Matching Grants, please send inquiries to
May 8, 2018 - "Polio Global Eradication Initiative" News Article
 "Last month, Canada signed a generous pledge of Can$ 100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. The pledge was announced by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.
Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau used the signing as an opportunity to underline Canada’s ongoing commitment. “Canada has been a supporter in the fight against polio from the very beginning and we are committed to seeing it through to the end,” she said. “Keeping the momentum is key, particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, where polio still exists. Canada remains committed to ensuring every child is immunized, particularly girls, who continue to face barriers.

With this funding and ongoing support, Canada is striving to protect every girl and boy child. In doing so, Canada is making history.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners extend their profound gratitude to the Government and to the citizens of Canada for their tremendous support and engagement to end polio globally."

To learn more please click on the following links -

Globe and Mail article - "Canada pledges $75 Million USD as World Aims to Eradicate Polio" 

Polio Global Eradication Initiative complete article - "Canada Provides CAN$ 100 Million to Protect Girls and Boys from Polio" 

Global Affairs Canada news release - "Minister Bibeau announces new Canadian Support to help eradicate Polio" 


The Rotary Foundation (Canada) announces that Susan Hicks is the new office administrator.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Palgrave. She brings a great deal of experience to the position from doing humanitarian projects overseas, real estate, aquatic instructor, administrative assistant to owning her own business that produces chocolate products.
She may be reached by email at and by phone at 905 533 5100.
Welcome aboard Susan.
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).
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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, Nova Scotia Rotarians, and a generous Canadian Chiropractor, this X-ray machine will be dismantled, boxed and shipped in the New Year to a hospital in Awing or possibly 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.