Third World Awareness is a Canadian non-profit organization that supports and empowers communities in Haiti. We are a completely volunteer-based organization and do not maintain paid staff or an office. Our volunteers donate their time and fund their own trips. This allows for all our fundraised proceeds to be used directly for our grassroots initiatives, such as building a school, providing medical and school supplies, food, etc. We also employ Haitians from within the communities where we work so that we help create jobs. In 1989, our founder John Callaghan started the idea of volunteer trips to Jamaica with his students. We eventually started going to Haiti where we continue to focus our efforts. Third World Awareness has completed over 25 volunteer trips, including 17 in Haiti, built schools and programs, helped families in need and provided support to communities. May 2020 marks our 18th trip to Haiti and 27th trip overall!