About World Vision

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World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We are a global community of tens of millions of people in nearly 100 countries, forming one of the world’s most powerful forces for good. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender and we are passionate about seeing children thrive. We refuse to believe that poverty is too big or too difficult to overcome.

We live by these words:

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

What we do:

For the last 60 years we have had the privilege of assisting hundreds of children and their communities. It is a beautiful thing to watch lives transform and see communities become self-sufficient. Our work is community based and our impact is sustainable. We address the root causes of malnutrition, productive employment, equitable rights, access to education and management of water.

Who we do it with:

Change for children abroad is made possible through our holistic model and full range of services. In order to do this effectively, we rely on support from generous Canadians, the Canadian government and businesses. These three groups partner with us and believe that our world should be free of need and full of promise. It is through this support that we are able to keep communities thriving as they discover self-sufficiency and a new life. 

How we do it:

While we might initiate a project or be invited, our work is always dependent on the willingness of communities to work with us. Our past experience is key in helping us to develop future possibilities in the communities in which we work. We are proud of the growth and lasting change that we have been able to provide to people of all cultures, faiths and genders.

We are grateful for the willingness of Canadians to partner with us on this journey to impact child well-being. A better world is possible and we invite you to play a part in building it and sharing in the joy of lives changed for good.

Intrigued? Want to learn more? Click one of the categories below to get to know us better. 

Core Values

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What we believe

These are the values that guide us in everything we do. READ THEM  

Annual Report

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Crunching the numbers

How we made sure your gifts helped as many children as possible. LEARN ABOUT IT  

Meet the President

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A little about...

Michael Messenger, our President and CEO. FIND OUT MORE  



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