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World Vision is a Christian global humanitarian organization. We are the largest, non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world, reaching a new person with clean water every 10 seconds! Efforts include innovative projects like building and maintaining wells, solar-powered pumps, pipelines, dams and rain catchments. World Vision’s water projects also focus on improved sanitation and hygiene solutions such as building latrines and assisting communities in implementing good habits like handwashing.

Nearly 800 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. The 2024 World Vision Canada Global 6K for Water will be benefiting a water project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Six kilometers is the average distance a person in the developing world must walk to find water that is often unsafe to drink. By participating in this event, you are walking/running that distance so they don’t have to.

Our biggest piece of advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE! It is best to find a 6K loop (or even a 3K loop that you can do twice) from your church, or at a high school track. Keep it simple so you can put most of the focus on impact and having a great experience on event day! Check to make sure you don’t need a city/town permit to run the event at the location you have selected (such as a community park or shopping centre), and please ensure you obey all traffic laws during your event.

For 2024, a T-shirt will not be provided for free with a donation of $50 donation by a participant, as we have done in previous years. Instead, in the spirit of respecting our environment, we are encouraging participants to re-use and wear a T-shirt from a previous year. 
However, should you wish to purchase a new T-shirt, you can do so here: Team World Vision Merch Store .

There is no mark-up on these items by World Vision and delivery to your home address is included in your purchase. However, if you wish to delegate one person to do a group purchase for shirts or caps, there would only be one shipping fee to the location of their choice. 

There is NO COST! In 2024, we are waiving the registration fee again to make this event accessible to all families and communities! However, we do encourage all participants to donate and/or fundraise. Just $50 helps provide life-changing clean water to one person through World Vision’s water projects.

Yes! We encourage families and children to participate in this event together. Children of all ages can register as a participant to walk or run the 6K. If your child is not independently walking/running the 6K (i.e. they’re being carried or pushed in a stroller), they do not need to register.

Yes! We prefer donations are done online via credit card as it is much easier and quicker for receipting. However, if you receive cash or cheques, you can download this form to use: Offline Donation Form
If possible, deposit all cash into your account and write a cheque to ‘World Vision Canada’ and attach an Offline Donation Form so we know who to receipt for the cash donations. PLEASE NOTE: Only donations of $15.00 or more are eligible to receive a receipt. 
If you are submitting cheques, please attach them to the Offline Donation Form as well, and mail them to: World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5T 2Y4. Thank you! 

We would love to have you share your experience online with your friends and family. There are social media tiles available under Resources tab on this site or you can share your own photos. You can use the hashtags #worldvisioncanada and #global6k when you post.