See a list of our implementing partners and supporters. Both local and abroad.
Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) – Ethiopia
The Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) is a humanitarian NGO, working in the Afar Region since 1995, delivering the social services of primary health and education to the Afar pastoral society. The Can-Go Afar Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with APDA, which institutionalizes the cooperation between the two organizations in delivering humanitarian projects in the Afar Region, in the field of water, education and health.
Union pour le Développement Culturel (UDC) – Djibouti
The Union pour le Développement Culturel is a humanitarian NGO, working with the Afar of Djibouti since 1973, delivering education, health and relief as well as working to preserve the Afar culture in Djibouti. The Can-Go Afar foundation initiated its first project with UDC in 2014 and is working towards the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding with UDC, which will institutionalize the cooperation between the two organizations in delivering humanitarian projects to the Afar of Djibouti, in the fields of education, health and cultural preservation.
Founded in 1988, OCM Manufacturing is an Ottawa-based company that specializes in contract electronics manufacturing for low- to mid-volume product lines. The company provides turnkey electronics manufacturing and supply chain services, from printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and test services to full system assembly and test, a complete suite of warranty administration, field return servicing and other after market services, as well as original design manufacturing and Asia-based services. OCM Manufacturing has made a $10,000 contribution for the construction and maintenance of Household BioSand water filters in the Afar Region/Ethiopia, a project of the Can-Go Afar Foundation, a humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Afar people in the Horn of Africa.
Manz Engineering LTD. - Biosand Water Filter Technology
The BioSand Water Filter or BSF has been patented in Canada, and was developed in response to the need to provide adequate quantities of ‘safe’ water to disadvantaged people, households and communities worldwide. Since the time the first filters were constructed in 1992, many thousands of household BSF’s have been built and operated in more than 70 countries. David Manz, the inventor of this amazing technology, has trained a group of Can-Go Afar representatives on how to build and maintain the BSF filters. The BioSand Filters that Can-Go Afar is using remove up to 99% of organic contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, worms and particles. The device uses local materials and has no moving parts. More information on how the Household Concrete Water Filter works.
Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP
Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP provides expert tax, assurance, and entrepreneurial services to help your business or organization grow and prosper. Clients turn to them for hands-on partner involvement, practical tax strategies that save, reduce or defer all forms of taxation, and strategic consultation to more effectively plan and manage their operations. Since 1963, they've built their reputation on a solid foundation of core values. Integrity, excellence, and respect. They believe in doing it right - answering questions, providing workable solutions, creating value and saving money with high-quality, professional services. Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP has generously offered to perform Can –Go Afar Foundation’s audit for free, allowing us to minimize costs in Canada and focus the funds to our projects in the Afar region, Ethiopia.
Not Just Tourists
Not Just Tourists collects surplus medicines and medical supplies for use in countries with people in need. Canadians who are travelling deliver these much-needed supplies to medical facilities in their destination countries.
Originally launched in St. Catharines, Ontario, Not Just Tourists has a proud history of more than ten years of humanitarian service to Cuba and many other developing nations. Over this period, many thousands of kilograms of needed medicines and medical supplies have been sent abroad by our volunteers.