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Celebrity Ambassador’s Program

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We encourage Canadian's to join us in combating poverty and improving the lives of children and their families around the world. Partnering with various celebrities is one of the most effective ways for us to accomplish this goal.
 
Dozens of A-listers like: ET Canada's Rick Campanelli and Ann of Green Gables' Megan Follows are passionate about helping the poor and have offered their time, resources and voices. Below are just a few of the talented individuals who partner with us.

Are you a celebrity and want to get involved?​
Use your talent to help transform the lives of children in need.
Join the ranks of celebrities already involved with World Vision.
 

Contact us : alicia_pereira@worldvision.ca​​​​

 
 
 
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Jann Arden
With nine albums to her credit, Arden is a chart-topping Canadian star widely known for her pop music, passionate lyrics and wry sense of humour. In all, Arden has sold more than two million albums worldwide, been honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame and won eight Juno awards. On her 2000 album Blood Cherry Red , the song "Another Human Being" was inspired by Arden's time in Africa with World Vision. She continues to be heavily involved with the organization through TV production and other international trips.
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Tom Cochrane
This "Life is a Highway" hit maker is a Canadian Music Hall of Famer, winner of seven Juno awards and the voice featured on nine albums. For several years, Cochrane has worked closely with World Vision and has been a leading advocate for the needs of children. Cochrane has traveled internationally to witness World Vision's work in action and raised awareness of the organization in numerous interviews, articles and concerts.
 
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Susan Hay
One of Global TV's most recognizable personalities, Hay's weather reports are watched by thousands daily. The perennial host of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade TV broadcast and a charity activist, Hay has dedicated herself to connecting with the community and profiling worthy causes. As a 20-year TV reporter, Hay has joined World Vision on several trips and reported on child poverty, HIV and AIDS and health care.
 
 
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Alex Trebek
As an Emmy Award-winning television game show host, Alex Trebek is best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! Born a Canadian, Trebek first traveled with World Vision Canada in 2002 to Uganda. Since then he has been regularly involved with World Vision and is often seen on the organization's television shows.
 
 
 
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Rick Campanelli
One of Canada's most popular TV personalities, Campanelli is best known as "Rick the Temp", a former MuchMusic video jockey who now is seen nightly as a host reporter for ET Canada. In 2000, Campanelli traveled to Tanzania as a part of the 30 Hour Famine team. In 2006, he joined a World Vision team that traveled to Rwanda reporting on a visit by Tom Cochrane for ET Canada.
 
 
 
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Mike "Pinball" Clemons
One of football's most electrifying players, Toronto Argonauts running back Clemons holds the title of the CFL's all-time all-purpose yardage leader. Now the head coach of the Argonauts, as well as a captivating and highly sought-after speaker, Clemons traveled to Uganda in 2006 with World Vision.
 
 
 
 
Jim Caruk
A carpenter by trade, Caruk hosts the reality TV show Real Renos , a renovation show about the emotional and practical highs and lows of the process. A World Vision supporter, Caruk was one of the hosts of the World Vision television program One Village , which was filmed in Tanzania.
 
Megan Follows
Best known as the star of the Anne of Green Gables miniseries, Megan Follows is an award-winning actress with an extensive acting history on stage, in television and on film. With a strong link to World Vision, Follows traveled to Rwanda in 2003 and has been featured in World Vision television productions.

Marci Ien
This news anchor of Canada AM is the occasional anchor of the CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. Ien traveled to Sri Lanka following the South Asian Tsunami in 2005 and has been involved with World Vision in variety of media appearances, including the "One Life Experience" at the International Aids Conference held in Toronto in 2006.
 
Krystaal
An award-winning group of three brothers, Krystaal excels in various genres of music such as gospel, urban and world (African). Immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Krystaal is characterized by their tight vocal harmonies. Krystaal has been involved with World Vision as part of the Artist Associates program.
 
Neil Osborne
As the lead singer of multi-platinum Canadian rock band 54*40, Osborne has a dozen albums to his credit from his 20-year music career. Recently, Osborne ventured to Honduras with World Vision and, upon return, shared his talent and trip experience at several sponsorship events.
 
Fred Penner
As a Canadian entertainer who became a childhood friend to a generation of young people, the star of Fred Penner's Place is also known for his appearances as an advocate for World Vision. Penner traveled to Tanzania with a World Vision team and has been involved in a wide variety of media appearances and speaking engagements.

Philosopher Kings
This five-piece Canadian R&B soul band have turned out four records during its decade-long music career. As members of World Vision's Artist Associates program, the Philosopher Kings have been advocates for the organization and traveled to Kenya to see the work first-hand.
 
Jimmy Rankin
From his early beginnings in the Rankin Family to his current solo success, Jimmy Rankin's career is the standard by which roots-rock's crossover appeal is judged. Rankin traveled with World Vision to Nicaragua in 2006 and shared his experience at a sponsorship night later the same year.
 
Gino Reda
Currently the host of TSN's That's Hockey , Reda has been a sports broadcaster for more than 20 years. Reda has been involved with World Vision Canada since his trip to Tanzania and has helped with several TV productions.
 
Starfield
A multiple-award-winning Christian worship group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Starfield is part of World Vision's Artist Associate program. They have traveled with World Vision to El Salvador to witness the organization's work.

Karl Wolf
An R&B songwriter, producer and singer, the Montreal-based Wolf is an award-winning producer and writer who has been responsible for many multi-platinum selling albums. Wolf has been involved in a 30 Hour Famine event and appears on the 30 Hour Famine DVD.
 
Michelle Wright
A Canadian country music legend, Wright has sold nearly two million albums in both the United States and Canada. She has racked up more than 25 top ten hits in Canada and is one of country music's most widely recognized and awarded female singers. Wright first became a World Vision Canada advocate and Artist Associate when she traveled to Zambia in 2001. She continues to work with the organization.
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Other Celebrities:
Sarah McLachlan, Tyler Medeiros, Colin Mochrie & Deb McGrath, Tara Teng, Gary Texali, Mike Fisher, Lights, Erin Karpluk, Faber Drive, Joannie Rochette, Dan Hamhuis, Chris Neil, Suzie McNeil, PK Subban, Gabrielle Miller
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