Up until 2016 S.H.A.R.E. received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA (now called Global Affairs Canada) – Canada’s lead agency for international assistance. After 2016 S.H.A.R.E. has raised funds for projects through individual donations from very generous individuals as well as grants from businesses, unions, associations and Foundations.
S.H.A.R.E. has been supporting communities in need for over 45 years. Founded upon the core principal that it provides a hand up not a hand out, which has generated long term sustainability in the support that it provides to communities in need.
Working with partners situated locally helps eliminate paid staff, allowing donation dollars to go further. Local representation helps S.H.A.R.E. understand the true needs of a community, allowing us to ask, listen and provide with no preconceived ideas.
The work of S.H.A.R.E. is almost exclusively delivered by passionate and committed volunteers, many with decades of commitment to the organization, and all with an empowering story why they become involved. Check out our volunteer profile stories.
I’m a former dairy farmer who is employed by Agricorp.
In 2000, my wife and I went on a monitoring trip to Belize with a group of volunteers and were impressed with the S.H.A.R.E. philosophy.
I started on the project committee and love that we fund projects that provide clean water.
I’ve grown up with S.H.A.R.E. as my grandfather was one of the founders.
I was always drawn to S.H.A.R.E. because of our ‘hand up' and not a 'hand-out’ principle.
I have an agricultural background and work as a Provincial Prosecutor
My wife and I have participated in monitoring trips to Brazil and Cambodia.
Responding to opportunities to provide services to others has led me to volunteer since my 20’s.
Growing up I saw two different worlds, and this shaped a desire to help the most vulnerable.
I want to see S.H.A.R.E. grow and continue to do great work.
I have been involved since 2019 and accompanied a monitoring trip to Guatemala in 2020.
As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves.
I have spent my career working in agriculture organizations in Ontario.
During a monitoring trip to Brazil, I saw first-hand a project which had been funded 13 years earlier that was still benefitting from the pass-on-principle.
I joined as the Executive Director in 2020 but have been a donor for over 40 years.
I was involved in the very first project that sent 38 Holstein purebred heifers and 3 bulls to Mossoro, Brazil.
My experience includes the audit of various large non-profit organizations.
Following my retirement from teaching, I assisted my husband Les in doing S.H.A.R.E.’s project management.
Mark has been Honorary Patron with S.H.A.R.E. for over 30 years.