The work of SOS Children's Villages in Canada started in the 1960s with the founding of the "Friends of SOS Children's Villages Canada" by a group of volunteers. Although Canada is home to only one SOS Children's Village, the importance of it remains undisputed. Canada may be a wealthy and industrialised nation. However, numerous children continue to suffer parental neglect and tens of thousands grow up without their parents.
At the moment there is one SOS Children's Village and one SOS Social Centre in Canada.