Sri Lanka is amidst the worst socio-economic crisis in its history. The once robust healthcare system is nearing collapse, with patients at risk from power shortages, a lack of medicines, and equipment shortages.” – United Nations

The 14th Annual Tamil Canadian Walk is back in person at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on September 11th, 2022. Funds raised from this year’s walk will support the purchase of life-saving medical supplies for hospitals across Sri Lanka.

As Sri Lanka continues to suffer from its worst financial slump, hospitals increasingly face a shortage of life-saving medicines. 100% of the proceeds raised through the 2022 Tamil Canadian Walk will benefit hospitals across four regions: North, East, Central and South.

Cancer hospitals like Thellipalai Hospital struggle to maintain a stock of essential medicine to maintain uninterrupted patient treatment. In a recent interview stressing the seriousness of the shortage, the President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association warned citizens against getting ill or injured; requiring medical assistance at a hospital.

Shortage includes medicine for rabies, epilepsy and reagents needed to run complete blood count tests. Most essential items like suture material, cotton wool, gauze, cotton socks for surgery, and supplies for blood transfusions are facing a critical shortage.

Hospitals and health professionals across the island continue to plead for help through donations to purchase basic life-saving medical supplies.

Your participation and generous donations towards the Tamil Canadian Walk would help immediately bring urgently needed assistance to hospitals serving the following regions:

  • Cancer Hospital – Tellippalai
  • District General Hospital – Vavuniya
  • Batticaloa Teaching Hospital
  • Colombo South Teaching Hospital – Kalubowila
    District General Hospital – Nuwara Eliya


Since 2009, Tamil Canadian walk has raised over half a million dollars for deserving charities in both locally and internationally. Here is a list of organizations and initiatives we have supported in the past:
Year Organization / Project
2009 SickKids Foundation – Toronto
2010 Canadian Cancer Society
2011 Amnesty International
2012 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Toronto
2013 Holland Bloorview Foundation – Toronto
2014 Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation
2015 Sampur Resettlement Project
2016Canada Batticaloa Friendship Farm
2017Thennamarawady Resettlement Project – Sri Lanka
2018Northern Province Palliative Care Initiative – Sri Lanka
2019University of Toronto, benefiting Toronto Tamil Chair
2020Food Security and Economic Empowerment – Sri Lanka
2021The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
2022Help Provide Life Saving Medications in Sri Lanka

All proceeds from the walk is donated directly to the beneficiary organization or project with zero administration fee. We would like to thank our generous sponsors who continue to step up, to make this possible.

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