Consultation with local communities is at the core of development work done by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. It all started with five women in Vancouver who wanted to give back to the communities they had left behind in search of a better life. These five women brought together 1,000 people for the first ever World Partnership Walk at Stanley Park in Vancouver and raised $55,000. This year, we are celebrating 35 years of the World Partnership Walk. This event is now a national movement. It has spread to ten cities across Canada, with 40,000 Canadians engaging actively every year to help address the world’s top development challenge: poverty.