7 Areas of Focus

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these seven areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways we as Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally. Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

Promoting peace

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Fighting disease

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.

Saving mothers and children

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

Supporting education

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Growing local economies

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Protecting the environment

Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.

Committed to Service at Home and Abroad


We use our knowledge of local issues to identify areas of need, then apply our expertise and diverse perspectives to find a solution. Rotary members are working in our community right now to build new projects, promote community partners, supporting Rotary initiatives globally and much more.

About Our Work


Here in Etobicoke, we have successfully achieved our goals year after year, but we strive every year to do better!  We can only speak to our accomplishments to date which includes major donations, program development, and continued volunteer service.

Look around and you will find the Rotary Wheel on multiple projects throughout Etobicoke, Ontario, every province in Canada, and around the world.

We continue to build on and build new relationships with local community organizations and organizations that are delivering programs within Etobicoke.