Our Causes

Rotary International's Mission

Rotary's mission is "to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders."
All Rotary activities are directed towards the fulfillment of this mission.
The Rotary Club of Toronto West also has a mission statement: "Ignite potential in youth".

Rotary's Causes

All of Rotary International's causes are connected to its mission.  There are 6 primary causes and each is illustrated below.
Along with these illustrations, you'll see links to descriptions of projects Rotary Toronto West has pursued.  Each project aligns with a specific Rotary International cause but also relates to our mission in some way too.  Click here to read the latest update on our international projects.

Rotary International has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide medicare and aid to those in need.


Worldwide we have donated over 1 Billion dollars to providing education, immunizations, and healthcare to wipe out this deadly disease. 

PolioPlus is a far reaching organization, dedicated to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary is a leader in the private sector, seeking to rid the world of Polio. This crippling disease has plagued humanity for over 30 years. PolioPlus is setting a standard worldwide as the strongest model of public-private cooperation as we pursue a humanitarian goal.