Fostering connections between compassionate Canadians and older people in developing countries since 1985.

Many older people around the world do not have basic neccessities, like enough food to eat, a safe place to call home, or access to life-sustaining medicine. With Sponsor a Grandparent, a donation of as little as $40 a month provides food, bedding, medicine, and shelter to an older person on the other side of the globe.

A monthly gift gives more than just financial support – it fosters a direct connection between older people around the world and compassionate Canadians. We partner with trusted community organizations in five countries to reach older people in need:

Haiti Dominica Jamaica
Sri Lanka Kenya

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older people globally do not have a pension, often leaving them reliant on family members and unable to respond to sudden expenses.

A donation of as little as $40 a month helps support an older person in need, giving them financial stability and the hope that someone on the other side of the world cares about their well-being.

Our program provides details and photographs, as well as yearly updates, about the health and well-being of the people whose daily lives have improved thanks to the heartfelt generosity of HelpAge Canada sponsors.

    “I became aware of HelpAge Canada and started sponsoring elders living in Sri Lanka [through the HelpAge Canada Sponsor a Grandparent program]. While I don’t have my own family, sponsorship has helped me be connected to others. What’s most important to me is the security it gives the people I sponsor: knowing they will be cared for when they can no longer care for themselves.”

    As soon as Roger Schmitz started working, he began donating to charity. He has since been giving to HelpAge Canada for nearly 35 years.

    Start your sponsorship journey today!

    Sponsoring a grandparent is easy:

    • Begin anytime – Our applications are always open, and we welcome new sponsors for our growing list of Grandparents
    • Choose how much you give monthly – Contribute your preferred monthly amount ($40, $50, $75, or $100)
    • See the impact of your support – We will send you a profile of your sponsored Grandparent, and you will receive updates and photos about your Gran annually.

    “The destruction of the main residence caused by the August 14, 2021 earthquake is our biggest challenge. Residents of our care home have been moved to a temporary facility, but thanks to your support, we are able to provide special comforts and meet the needs of our Grans.”

    REV. P. ALFRED CHARPENTIE OMI, Foyer St. Etienne, Les Cayes, Haiti

    If you would like more information about HelpAge Canada’s Sponsor a Grandparent program, please don’t hesitate to contact Julianna Kerr at 1-800-648-1111, ext. 705.

    From 2021 to 2022, our Sponsor A Grandparent program has provided nearly 600 older people in 6 countries a healthier life, thanks to the generous support of donors across Canada.

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