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February 2017

February 28, 2017 – As Syria approaches six years of conflict, the best brains in information technology are coming together to present technological solutions to prevent a ‘lost generation’ of Syrian children. 

February 23, 2017 - Famine has officially been declared in Unity State, South Sudan – the first to be declared anywhere in the world in six years – with 100,000 people facing imminent starvation.

February 21, 2017 - Canada joins more than 50 nations in support for this critical international declaration, established in 2015, which works to ensure the protection and continuation of education in armed conflict.

February 17, 2017 - World Vision Canada celebrates the generosity of Canadians with a special Family Day Event along Hamilton’s waterfront.  

February 2, 2017 - Today, Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision staff member, pled not guilty to all charges made against him.

January 2017

January 19, 2017 - The lives of hundreds of thousands of children are at risk as millions face the threat of famine in Somalia, warns World Vision.

January 1, 2017 - Today more than 800 enthusiastic dippers of all ages braved freezing temperatures to celebrate the first day of "Canada 150" at the 32nd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision.

December 2016

December 29, 2016 - To celebrate the first day of Canada's 150th birthday, nearly 1,000 dippers will attempt to fundraise $150,000 for clean water projects in Africa.​

December 19, 2016 - Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%).

December 15, 2016 - World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes.

December 14, 2016 - As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional  families who are attempting to escape the fighting.

December 13, 2016 - According to a recent Ipsos poll, clothes are at the top of the heap as our least favourite gifts to receive during the holidays, as noted by 26% of respondents.

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas, for the first time or the 100th time
December 2, 2016 - Every year more Canadians are choosing to make a difference by choosing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue for their loved ones.
Polar plunger prescriptions from the "Courage doctors"
December 1, 2016 - With one month to go before dip day, Todd "Dr. Freeze" Courage and Trent "Dr. Thaw" Courage, co-founders of Canada's largest charity polar bear plunge, have released the helpful "5 Training Tips for Polar Bear dips" guide for dippers old and new.
November 2016

November 29. 2016 - For every gift of Two Hens and a Rooster, Burnbrae Farms, one of Canada's leading egg producers, will match this gift, up to $10,000!

November 25, 2016 - According to a recent Ipsos poll, 79% of Canadians have a tough time coming up with new gift ideas year after year for family and friends.

November 22, 2016 - On November 21st, 2016, World Vision Canada and its Multicultural Council Ambassadors joined forces to host a fundraising evening to create awareness of the issues girls in India face, and to promote the campaign 'Rise Up Daughters of India'.

Children of Mosul share their stories in video & pictures
November 21, 2016 - Children escaping the battle for Mosul describe the terror of two years of conflict in a new video
November 14, 2016 - A new video by World Vision Canada reveals that Canadians view their country as a kind, open and generous global citizen. But is this really the case?
November 7, 2016 - For the 7th consecutive year in a row, World Vision Canada is being recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers!​

Mosul: Children arriving at camps "too terrified to speak"
November 2, 2016 - Children fleeing Mosul are arriving at camps petrified, struggling to express themselves, and in some cases too terrified to speak, say World Vision staff based just outside of the city.

October 2016

Tom Cochrane honoured as a musician and humanitarian
October 25, 2016 - With the upcoming 25th anniversary rerelease of the iconic album Mad, Mad World, World Vision celebrated Tom Cochrane and his incredible career as a musician and a humanitarian.

October 20, 2016 - A night of celebration will recognize Tom Cochrane for his leadership, impact and inspiration, both as a musician and humanitarian.​ 

Mosul offensive: one million people caught in the crossfire
October 17, 2016 - World Vision is working around the clock to pre-position supplies of food, clean water and hygiene kits as Iraq's military offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIL could forcibly displace up to a million people.

October 12, 2016 - Canadians across the country are celebrating World Food Day, October 16, by hosting a #HungerFree Meaningful Meal.​

October 11, 2016 – More than a million people in Haiti have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and are in dire need of life saving supplies, particularly clean water, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international aid agency.​

October 4, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew ​​made landfall in Haiti today and the extent of damage is still being assessed as Haitians brace for massive flooding and landslides that could put their lives, homes, neighbourhoods and livelihoods at risk.


September 2016
September 20, 2016 - At the Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to increase humanitarian assistance for 2016-2017 by at least 10% over the 2015-2016 total of $684 million.

September 1, 2016 - International aid agency World Vision is thankful to the residents of Saskatchewan for their overwhelming generosity in the fight to end child poverty.

August 2016​​

August 26, 2016 – South Sudan continues to be threatened by violence, mass internal displacement and extreme food insecurity one year after it signed a peace deal to end 20-months of conflict, according to World Vision. 

August 26, 2016 - World Vision Canada welcomes today's announcement by the Government of Canada to commit $430m over three years to UN peace operations and up to 600 military and up to 150 police personnel. 

August 8, 2016- World Vision is seeking to understand the truth behind the allegations laid against Mohammad El Halabi. World Vision condemns any diversion of funds from any humanitarian organisation and strongly condemns any act of terrorism or support for those activities.

August 8, 2016 – Rise Up! Daughters of India a passion project undertaken by a group of South Asian employees at World Vision Canada, launched today.


July 2016

July 29, 2016 - On July 28, approximately 200 leaders with roots in countries around world gathered at World Vision's headquarters to discuss how ethnic communities in Canada are uniquely poised to bring about positive global change.​

July 17, 2016 - On Saturday July 17, development agency World Vision hosted a BBQ in Saskatoon to celebrate the difference the people of Saskatchewan are making across the globe.

June 2016

Cyclists Begin Vancouver to Calgary Ride for Clean Water
June 22, 2016 - A team of four cyclists from  - A team of four cyclists from A team of four cyclists from  - A team of four cyclists from Wheels for Wells will leave this morning to cycle to Calgary to raise funds and awareness for World Vision's clean water projects.
World Vision Launches Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan
June 20, 2016 - More than 11,000 people from Saskatchewan are World Vision sponsors, helping nearly 14,000 children around the world. The organization is rallying to help an additional 1,200 children waiting to be sponsored.
World Refugee Day Media Invitation
June 16, 2016 - On June 20, media are invited to World Refugee Day events held across the country. From Victoria, BC, to Rosthern, SK, to Winnipeg, MB, to Pictou, NS, and places in between, Canadians will gather to show support to the 60 million displaced people worldwide.
Report reveals possible links to child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains
June 8, 2016 - Every time Canadians go to the mall, they could be unwittingly fueling child and forced labour, according to a report by World Vision Canada released today.
Kili Climb for Kids documentary follows celebrities as they climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness
June 8, 2016 - Olympian Cheryl Bernard, ET Canada host Rick Campanelli, HGTV host J.D. Scott and travel blogger Arienne Parzei follow up last year's climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with the documentary of their experience premiering tonight in Toronto.
Fifth annual bike-a-thon event raises $7,000 for clean water
June 6, 2016 - This weekend marked another successful fundraiser for Wheels for Wells as 70 Calgary-area residents biked to raise an incredible $7,000 for World Vision water projects.


May 2016

World Vision Campaign Earns Nomination for the 2016 Marketing Awards
May 31st, 2016 - “World Vision Bite-Size” captures the Pinoy Para Sa Pinoy project, or “Filipinos for Fellow Filipinos”, an innovative initiative which cultivates the Filipino diaspora in Canada to support sustainable livelihood and nutrition interventions in the Philippines. 

World Vision thanks Tim Neufeld for his partnership
May 31, 2016 – Today World Vision announces that after many years of wonderful partnership, musician Tim Neufeld is no longer a member of the organization’s Artist Collective.
G7 leaders: It’s time to change the way we do business
May 26, 2016 – As the 2016 G7 summit gets underway, World Vision has identified key priorities for the leaders of the richest and most powerful nations to deliver real hope to vulnerable children around the world, particularly those caught up in supply chains, conflicts and natural disasters.
Canada’s role at the World Humanitarian Summit
May 20, 2016 – Leaders gathering at next week’s World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey must put child well-being at the centre of discussions and take into account the voices of young people themselves.
Global water issues affect women, girls most reports international aid agency
May 11, 2016 – According to international NGO World Vision, when water is scarce it is women and girls who sacrifice the most. Without clean water it’s not just their health that is in danger, but also their safety and their opportunities to invest in a brighter future.
Global Health Town Hall with Justin Trudeau - quotes from Michael Messenger, president, World Vision Canada
May 9, 2016 – In response to today’s announcement from the Government of Canada of increased support for the Global Fund, World Vision Canada’s president Michael Messenger made the following comments
April 2016

April 29, 2016 - For the 45th year, Canadian youth from coast to coast will go hungry for 30 hours with the goal of raising $650,000 to fight hunger around the world.
April 25, 2016 - One year on, World Vision has reached 386,984 people in Nepal. Today we join the people of Nepal in honouring lost loved ones, and recognizing the strong community that helped saved thousands. 
Ecuador Earthquake: how Canadians can help
April 18, 2016 – International aid and development agency World Vision is on the ground and responding to Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake centred in Manabi, northwest Ecuador. The quake has claimed at least 350 lives and left more than 1,500 people injured, with more than160 aftershocks recorded.
April 13, 2016 – World Vision is encouraged by today’s announcements from the Government of Canada signalling its on-going commitment to help vulnerable people displaced by conflict.

March 2016

April 7, 2016 - On World Health Day the critical key for Canada to  help unlock further global progress in women's and children's health is to prioritize places affected by instability, conflict and disaster.

Event hosted by Suits star Meghan Markle brings clean water to children
March 24, 2016 – On World Water Day, March 22, hope-filled paintings created by students in Rwanda raised enough money to help World Vision build wells. The paintings were the focus of the Watercolour Project event, hosted by lifestyle expert and actor, Meghan Markle at LUMAS gallery in Toronto.
Report reveals horrifying cost of conflict to Syria, its neighbours and children
March 8, 2016 – New report released by World Vision highlights how far the persistent and horrifying costs for Syria, its neighbours and its children have risen and will likely rise in the future.
March 5, 2016 - World Vision Canada and the Mennonite Central Committee helped bring together Canadian children and children recently arrived from Syria to make new friends in a fun environment. 

February 2016

February 12, 2016 – Today, the International Syria Support Group agreed to a plan for the cessation of hostilities and to accelerate and expand aid deliveries. But there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict, according to World Vision.

February 8, 2016 – As International Development Week gets underway, major investments from public and private sources have created a Canadian-led initiative to tackle prematurity, now the leading cause of death in children under age five. 
February 8, 2016 – World Vision Canada acknowledges the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it would cease airstrikes against ISIS by February 22, but there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict.
Giving to others a sure-fire way to impress your Valentine
February 4, 2016 - With Valentine's Day right around the corner, men and women across the country are preparing to wow their  loved ones. For those who may be unsure about what to get their special someone, World Vision gifts are sure to be a hit.
Children’s lives at stake unless Syria Crisis funding ‘shifts up a gear’ 
​February 3, 2016 – World leaders gathering in London, England this week must make a realistic and robust funding pledge for families who have fled the Syria conflict, and there must be serious commitments made to ensure humanitarian access for the millions of people still in need inside Syria. 

January 2016

Canada extends lifeline to Syrian children
January 7, 2016 – World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it will extend match funding through the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund until the end of February.  

​Record breaking year for Courage Polar Bear Dip
January 1, 2016 -  More than 800 enthusiastic dippers braved below freezing temperatures to ring in the New Year with adventure at the 31st annual Courage Polar Bear Dip.  


December 2015

Largest New Year’s Polar Bear Dip in GTA will break records this year
December 29, 2015 -  A festive New Year tradition and Canada’s largest charity dip, the Courage Polar Bear Dip returns for its 31st annual event on New Year’s Day 2016. 

A record-breaking year expected at this year's Courage Polar Bear Dip
December 21, 2015 - An annual tradition that beckons to the most adventurous, and perhaps the most wild and wacky,  is on track to be the biggest Courage Polar Bear Dip in its 31-year history.
World Vision and Staples Advantage Canada team up to help Syrian kids get back to school
December 17, 2015 - World Vision Canada is partnering with Staples Advantage Canada (the B2B division of Staples) to welcome new Syrian families by providing school backpacks and supplies to school-aged children.
December 1, 2015 – In the lead up to International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, World Vision’s child protection policy advisor, Reena Vohra, debunks six myths about the worst forms of child labour.
December 1, 2015 – Over the past two months residents of the Windsor – Guelph region sponsored 1,460 children, which will change the lives of these children, their families and communities. 
December 1, 2015 - For every charity gift of Two Hens and a Rooster purchased this week, Burnbrae Farms will donate an additional $20 to World Vision, up to a value of $10,000. 

November 2015​ 

November 28, 2015 - World Vision welcomes Canada's new $2.65 billion contribution to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change.
November 27, 2015 - World Vision is urging Canadians to support newly arriving Syrian families and unveiled a list of practical tips on how to help them adjust to life in Canada.
November 20, 2015 – Today Prime Minister Trudeau released an encouraging statement to mark National Child Day, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest child-focused international development organization.

November 18, 2015 - Tommy Tam of the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li and Markham Councillor (Ward 2) Allan Ho presented a cheque for $51,520 to World Vision Canada to support the aid agency’s on-going Nepal Earthquake Response. 

November 13, 2015 - The World Vision Gift Catalogue is giving families the gift of time together, with two complimentary screenings of modern holiday film favourites: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf. 

November 9, 2015 -  The international community must agree to a bold new deal for Syria’s refugees if it is serious about tackling the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, seven aid agencies warned today in a new report.

November 9, 2015 - World Vision, Canada's largest child-focused international development agency, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016.
Holiday poll predicts Canadians will be more 'nice' than 'naughty' this year
November 5, 2015 - Canadians are frustrated with what they see as an overly commercial holiday season, according to a recent poll, and hope to do more this season to focus on the aspects of the holidays that matter most.

October 2015​

October 23, 2015 – As the latest Integrated Food Security Report (IPC) on South Sudan is released, World Vision reports it is reaching further into the country’s conflict areas to help stem a growing food crisis

October 23, 2015 - Six months after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, World Vision continues to overcome enormous obstacles to help people in need in one of Asia's poorest landlocked nations.

October 20, 2015 - Business, education and civil society leaders will gather tomorrow to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour.

October 19, 2015 - As the election results become known, it's important to highlight the interest that Canadians expressed in global affairs during this campaign. 

Oscar Peterson’s legacy lives on through donation to World Vision
October 19, 2015 – World Vision is pleased to announce that Kelly Peterson, widow of legendary Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, has donated a portion of the proceeds of a recent online auction of her late husband’s personal effects.

October 15, 2015 – To mark World Food Day, World Vision encourages Canadians  to help take a bite out of global hunger by enjoying  the most lavish meal they can afford. 

October 7, 2015 - Today World Vision is launching the Southwestern Ontario Campaign for Children. It is an opportunity for people in the region to sponsor a child and change a life.