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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!

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- 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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The Joy of Dancing

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

TWA is fully supported by the work of many volunteers.  Some come for just one trip, others stay around for many years or join us on our Board. Bridget Ogundipe is one of our key and longest serving members. Read about her TWA volunteer experience in her interview with Black Ink Magazine.

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