2023: A Year of Heartfelt Giving – and Profound Impact

14 December 2023

Another year drawing to a close is our annual reminder that time waits for no one.

Indeed, time continues its mad dash alongside an increasingly fragile world where – paradoxically – it can feel like the only actual constant is change.  But KBF CANADA continues to observe two wonderful and unchanging facts: the resilience of the human spirit, and the boundless generosity of Canadians.

Thanks to your compassion and generosity, KBF CANADA’s campaigns to support individuals contending with some of 2023’s most devastating crises – including the devastating earthquakes in Turkey/Syria and Morocco, the ongoing war in Ukraine and the tragic escalation of the conflict in the Middle East – thousands of people received critical support and humanitarian relief to help them not only survive but start to rebuild their lives.

Philanthropy is driven by hope – and our dreams to change the world. Through philanthropy, art brings joy; education brings opportunity; and scientific research brings us closer to the cure. From preventing human trafficking and supporting victims in Vietnam and Romania, to building schools and supporting education in India, Nepal and Zambia; from preserving traditional crafts in the UK, to unlocking the genome for preventative oncology in rare types of cancers – your generosity propels us all towards extraordinary new frontiers.

The KBF CANADA team, from left to right: Benoit Fontaine, Executive Director; Ronit Yarosky, Senior Program Manager; Mélina Zitiello, Office Manager; Julie Chaillou, Project Manager; Augustine Hermans, Project Officer.

As we look ahead to 2024, we are filled with incredible gratitude for your steadfast dedication to making this world a better place for all who inhabit it. Every single one of our projects carries a story of hope and transformation and every single one is fueled by your continued support.

From all of us at KBF CANADA – and on behalf of all our partners and beneficiaries – we extend our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a new year filled with peace, health, justice… and time enough to always remember your hopes and dreams.

The KBF CANADA Team