A future without poverty is within walking distance. 

Walk with us in Ottawa on March 7, 2017.

Women and girls in developing countries must walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to collect the basics their families need to survive – water, food and firewood. This leaves them little time to get an education or earn an income.

CARE is working to change that. And you can too by Walking In Her Shoes with us from Parliament Hill to City Hall on Tuesday March 7, 2017. It’s a fun way to spend your lunch hour with other people from the Ottawa community who want to make a difference a world away.

Location: Parliament Hill (ending at City Hall)
Date:  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This year, all funds raised will go towards CARE Canada’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Initiative which is designed to give moms, families and health providers the tools they need to stop malnutrition.  45% of all deaths among children under 5 are caused by malnutrition. Our goal is to help change that. Empower girls and women around the globe by walking 10,000 steps. Start your challengeRegister now! ►


Win a $500 St-Laurent shopping spree

Help us raise awareness of CARE’s work by participating in the “Where do your steps take you?” challenge. All challenge participants from January 31 and March 7, 2017 will get the chance to win a $500 St-Laurent shopping spree. Participating is easy!

How to participate 

1)     Follow @carecanada on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

2) Take a photo or video showing where your steps take you (work,school, etc.) and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between January 31 and March 7, 2017. Don’t forget to mention the challenges women and girls face in developing countries or why you’ve decided to participate in Walk In Her Shoes

3)      Tag us @carecanada and use #walkinhershoes and #OttawaWalks

On March 8th all participants will be entered into a draw. The winner will be announced on March 10th.

NOTE - If you’re using Instagram or Facebook, make sure that your post is made public during the competition in order to be eligible.

For more information,contact walk@care.ca

The 2017 Ottawa Walk In Her Shoes is sponsored by:

Media Sponsor:

CTV Logo - WIHS          Majic 100 Logo - WIHS

Step Marker Sponsor:


Photobooth Sponsor:

MITK Logo Catherine Clark Comms

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Initiative Sponsor:

MARSH Logo - WIHS  CFS WIHS Western Union TPH