As founding partners of ONE DROP, Cirque du Soleil®, Oxfam International, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have joined forces with the organization in an effort to fight poverty, taking up the cause of access to water as their primary concern. Sharing financial, human and material resources while pooling creativity and hope is key to achieving the dream we share with our longest-standing allies: water for all, today and tomorrow.
Cirque du Soleil
From the 20 or so performers the company featured when it all began in 1984, today Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil is a leading provider of artistic entertainment with over 4,000 employees hailing from some 40 different countries. Having performed on five continents, Cirque is a veteran globetrotter—just like its founder. Guy Laliberté's many travels over the years inspired him to become involved in the fight against poverty, taking up the cause of access to water as his primary concern. Thus, ONE DROP was born. The two organizations are closely tied; heeding the "Water for all, all for water!" battle cry, Cirque has provided ONE DROP with a great number of services, not to mention the invaluable support given by its thousands of socially committed employees all over the world every day.
The Oxfam International family
Since 1997, Oxfam International has been the leading supporter of Cirque du Soleil and ONE DROP in terms of helping to implement our technical projects in developing countries.
Present in over 120 countries, the Oxfam International family brings together 11 independent NGOs from North America, Europe and the Asia–Pacific region to eliminate poverty and injustice around the world.
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A leader in Canada’s financial sector, RBC boasts a workforce of more than 80,000 employees in some 50 countries. Through the RBC Blue Water ProjectTM, RBC is a founding corporate partner of ONE DROP, with a commitment of CAN $10 million over a period of 10 years. RBC's funding will allow the organization to support initiatives that improve water access and increase education about the value and vulnerability of the world's freshwater resources. This is the largest sum ever granted to a single organization in RBC’s history.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation—the first international organization to sign a collaboration agreement with ONE DROP—strives to accelerate environmental projects and solutions. While promoting responsible management of natural resources, this foundation places the individual at the centre of its projects and encourages innovative and ethical solutions to issues surrounding climate change, biodiversity and water.