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Welcome to Third World Awareness, a Canadian charity, built from humble beginnings, challenging young adults and those even younger in spirit, to reach out and help and being helped in return too!

More about us


- Canaan School Building Project

- Cite Soleil School

See some of our work


This May will be our 23rd volunteer trip to Haiti! Learn more about our annual trip, fundraisers, meetings and other events.

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TWA Volunteer Testimonials

Hear from our volunteers' about their personal experiences and how it has impacted their lives.

Global News’ Everyday Hero

Watch Global News' Everyday Hero coverage of one of our volunteers and the inspiring story of how The Haiti School Project started.

Latest News Releases

Blog post by Tom LaFrance After our last evening meal in Haiti, John Callaghan said to the volunteers, “ We have an enormous privilege – being in Haiti.” What does he mean, I wonder? Days later, an answer comes from a Ron Rolheiser column: The lesson . . . is that genuine religion, maturity, loyalty, . . . lie in letting ourselves be stretched by what does not emanate from our own kind. I realize I was being… Stretched into … read more

Serena is a teacher in Toronto working  and a few years ago her and her students embarked on a new project with Third World Awareness to build a new school in Haiti. Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing everyday hero and the school building project.  

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