Cultivating communities that thrive

aboutFor more than 35 years World Accord has been actively involved in highly successful international development projects and programs located in Latin America and Asia – with new and exciting projects being added as we continue to grow.World Accord’s philosophy of empowering people at the local level means that rather than simply sending money or sending our people to work in the field we take a different approach, based on the principles of partnership.

World Accord is successful because we partner with established local organizations already working effectively at the grass roots level in our program countries. We carefully select and screen our partners using a rigorous process of due diligence to ensure the integrity and expertise that our accomplished partners bring to all of our project and program endeavors.

During program implementation, we are involved in evaluating program activities, actively monitoring expenditures, reviewing progress reports and marking program milestones. Through ongoing interaction and regular visits to the field we ensure that every dollar you invest is handled wisely, providing the maximum benefit to the people and communities we partner with around the world.

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projectsAt World Accord we deeply believe that effective international development begins at the local level. That is why we keep the knowledge and expertise of our program partners at the centre of the work we do. The end result of this collaborative approach is a process that delivers diverse, highly targeted development activities that respond to the unique needs, capacities, and goals of specific communities in their own environments. It also means that World Accord’s contributions help build long-term capacities and local economies.

World Accord is actively involved in a wide range of international development activities in Latin American and Asian countries that include: micro-enterprise and micro-credit, community healthcare initiatives, sustainable agricultural practices, education and capacity building, community organizing, soil and water conservation, environmental protection strategies, finance and accounting management, gender equality issues.

Association for Community Development, Environmental Protection & Multiple Services (ADCASMUS)

ADCASMUS works with families living in poverty or extreme poverty, in communities that receive little or no other institutional or...

Women in Action (MeA)

MeA works primarily with rural indigenous women organized into groups of 15 – 30 members, living in the highland region of Guate...

Rural Reconstruction Program (PRR)

PRR is a Honduran non-profit organization devoted to promoting rural community development. Founded in 1983, it works in four key ...

Women for Peace and Democracy (WPD) – Nepal

Women for Peace and De...


Expeditions-groupJoin an Expedition!

Have you always wanted to volunteer in a developing country doing something to make the world a better place?

Why not try a Learning Trip or a Construction Expedition to help build a school in a mountain community in Honduras. Our trips are open to anyone over 18 (or 14 with a guardian.)

We regularly go to the field on monitoring trips. Want to come with us? It could change how you see the world.

  • I am amazed at the speed of the weeks going by. The first week things were rolling along, next thing I turned around and wondered where all the time had gone Bill (Volunteer)
  • Surpassed my expectations! Enriching personally to live communally with such a big group of people and everyone get along Charity (Volunteer)
  • Hanging on the back of the truck breathing cloud; that's the sort of stuff that sustains me Devon (Volunteer)
  • It's emotional, physical, skills based, a full on experience Garrett (Volunteer)


Fastathon 2021 – What’s Happening This Weekend???

31 May, 2018 - By

Fastathon 2021: What Can You Do?     by Becky Grigsby – volunteer.This year, due to covid again, we will be having Fastathon 2021 through our computer screen. This year’s event will be on Saturday June 5 at 7:30pm. (donation link at the bottom)My youngest daughter, Erica, asked if we could fast this year even though […]

Black and White Gala

Black and White Gala

08 Dec, 2015 - By

Due to low ticket sales the Black and White Gala has been postponed until further notice.   Please contact the office if you have already paid and need a refund.  World Accord Black and White Gala-April 6, 2019 at the Lakeshore Convention Centre in Mississauga Come to the 8th Annual World Accord Black & White Gala […]


Sisters for Education in Honduras

02 May, 2017 - By

                    World Accord is excited to announce a public relations campaign for World Accord undertaken by a pair of local sisters – Adele and Chrissy Newton.   Adele as you may know is a very popular radio personality with CHYM 96.7 in Kitchener-Waterloo and Chrissy is […]

Project News Blog

Voices from the Grassroots

13 Feb, 2021 - By

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) has just released a new online flipbook called Voices from the Grassroots. It is filled with stories from the field and beautifully done. One of the sections features stories from our partners in Guatemala – Mujeres en Accion (Women in Action). It is a great resource for sharing […]

Stories of Transformation with ADCASMUS – Part 1

21 Sep, 2020 - By

Among World Accord’s partner organisations in the Global South, the Association for Community Development, Environmental Protection and Multiple Services (ADCASMUS) works at the community level in El Salvador to bring support to families living in poverty. They operate in the country’s central and coastal regions, in both rural and urban localities, aiding households that would […]


We would be happy to answer any questions about the work of World Accord, our partners, programs, volunteer activities, international expeditions or ways that you can make a donation. We look forward to speaking with you!
Mailing Address: World Accord 1C-185 Frobisher Dr. Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2V 2E6 Phone: Tel: 519.747.2215 Toll free: 1.800.525.3545 Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm World Accord – International Development Agency Contact: David Barth, Executive Director E: dbarth@worldaccord.org Isabelle Hachette, Program Coordinator E: ihachette@worldaccord.org Ann Meinzinger, Administrative Assistant E: ameinzinger@worldaccord.org

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Sorry but we only work with a select few partners in Asia and Central America and only rarely take on new ones. We do NOT accept unsolicited proposals.


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Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm World Accord – International Development Agency

World Accord 1C-185 Frobisher Dr. Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2V 2E6
Phone Number: Tel: 519.747.2215
Toll free: 1.800.525.3545