The GGSCF primarily supports children through seven main charities; please click on each below for more information. If you are interested in sponsoring a child through the GGSCF, please print and complete the Sponsorship Form.
Plan Canada (PC) works with families and communities to meet the needs of children around the world without religious, political or governmental affiliations. PC was founded in 1937 by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge. PC works through “Plan” to help children in 45 countries. There are 15 donor countries and about one million sponsors worldwide. They help over 1.3 million children with annual programs in 2003 of $378million. PC is an excellent choice to sponsor children if one wishes to write to the child since they have community workers who deliver the letters, translate them to the local language and also arrange for any return letters translated and sent back to you.
Web site: Plan Canada
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 1999
The GGSCF sponsors 19 children through an endowment plan managed by FPP which was set up following the run from Toronto to Ottawa in 1999. Since then additional children have been sponsored. The total number presently supported by the GGSCF is 50 children.
Joti Saroop Kanaya Aasra Trust
The Joti Saroop Kanaya Aasra Trust (JSKAT) was founded in March 2000. The trust is located in Kharar, Punjab, India and is run by Dr. Harminder Singh. The organization looks after children all girls who are either orphans or their family does not have the means to support them. The children live at accommodations provided by the Trust and attend local schools. Two women are kept by the Trust to look after the day to day needs of the children. The children visit their relatives during holidays and when older some of the family reclaim them so that they can be married. Children are from Sikh family background.
The organization does not have a web site.
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 2000 Presently the GGSCF supports 12 children
SOS Children’s Village
The SOS Children’s Village was founded in Canada in 1969. The head office is located in Ottawa and it is a registered charity in Canada. The Canadian organization is a part of SOS Kinderdorf International and operates in 131 countries in the world. It’s founder was Hermann Gmeiner a Austrian who witnessed the suffering of orphaned and abandoned children after World War 2. The first village was formed in 1949. SOS is based on the principle that the best way to bring up a child is within a family and a home. SOS recruits mothers who are trained and look after 5 to 10 children in a house provided to them. About 12 to 15 such houses form a village. This system allows siblings to say together and also provides the child with a mother and a house to call home.
Web site: SOS Children’s Villages
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 2002. Presently the GGSCF supports 8 children
Navjivini School of Special Education
The Navjivini School of Special Education was founded in September 1982. The school is located in Sular, Patiala, Punjab, India and is run by Dr. N. S. Sodhi, also one of the founders. The organization looks after children who are mentally handicap. The children either live at the centre, or with their parents and are bused to the school. The school has services for the training and development of mentally handicap children. The school also reaches out into the community in sensitization of the needs of the 3% of the population who are handicap. It also provides assistance to parents who have such a child and often are lost as to what to do. Children at the school are from all religious backgrounds. The GGSCF supports the school in providing these services.
Web site: Navjivini Organization
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 2004. Presently the GGSCF supports 150 children.
Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre
The Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre (VRTC) was founded in January 1985. The centre is located in Ludhiana, Punjab, India and is run by Dr. E. M. Johnson also the founder. The organization looks after children who are blind or have a physical handicap. The children either live at the centre or with parents and are bused to the facility. They are taught how to read briale and also taught other life skills so that they can find employment. Students go on to work at telephone exchanges or other places where their skill can be used. Children are from all religious backgrounds. The GGSCF supports children whose families cannot support them at the centre.
The organization does not have a web site.
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 2000 Presently the GGSCF supports 50 children.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian charity started in 1950 with a mission to fight hunger and poverty. It was founded by Dr. Bob Pierce a young Christian Minister who helped a young Chinese girl of a widowed mother so that she could attend a mission school. Her name was White Jade and Bob committed to sending money to her every month and from that gesture this charity grew. World Vision now operates in 96 countries benefiting 85 million people around the world.
Web site: World Vision
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in 1999 when one of the supporters of the GGSCF wanted to continue to help a child they were already sponsoring but wished to do this through the children of the GGSCF.
Presently the GGSCF sponsors 9 children
Web site: Possible Worlds Foundation
The GGSCF became involved with the organization in late 2010 after viewing a video from the organization. The children and youth decided to add this charity to the current list of charities the Foundation sponsors.
The GGSCF presently sponsors 20 children.