Penalta Group is a trusted corporate friend of Global Friends. They’ve been with us since the beginning. Passionate about everything they do, Penalta employs a passionate, trustworthy and open approach to building relationships with some of the top national companies within the retail, hospitality and commercial sectors. Committed to turning vision and inspiration into reality, Penalta has helped transform hundreds of lives through their incredible, long-standing support of Global Friends.  The creative collaboration and commitment to excellence that makes the company so successful in Canada translates perfectly to their global philanthropic model. Every year Penalta hosts the FORE! Rafiki Charity Golf tournament. Funds raised from this event along with personal donations from Penalta employees total over $400,000. In 2018, Global Friends announced the establishment of Penalta Place Trades Academy for vocational training. We are proud to embrace Penalta Group as a Corporate Friend who is helping make the world a more beautiful place.

The gift of transportation can transform a life, a business, a community. Wheels4Life is a brilliant non-profit charity committed to providing bicycles to people in developing countries around the world. This powerful organization is run by former Mountain Bike World Champion, Hans Ray and his wife Carment and supported by the incredible help of many voluntary project leaders in the field. Wheels 4 Life believes in team work and is changing lives for the better. To date, Wheels4Life has donated almost 12,000 bikes in 30 countries including donations to Global Friends programs in Uganda and Tanzania.

Carpenters Union

For over a century, the Carpenters’ Union has worked with Industry and government operating under core values that apply to not only the members at work on the construction site, but also to the Executive of the Union. These include pride, productivity, attitude, cooperation, professionalism, quality, safety and service.

The Carpenters Union has supported multiple Global Friends programs including sponsoring a classroom block in Uganda, funding the desks for Shades of Hope, one of the schools Global Friends supports, and donating funds to purchase tools for automotive vocational training