SPONSOR A CHILD

Child Sponsorship

CHILD SPONSORSHIP

Child sponsorship empowers children, their families and communities to help break the cycle of poverty. When you sponsor a child you provide access to basic necessities such as food, clean water, education and health care. Child Sponsorship is available to help children in 48 countries. You can experience the joy of changing a child’s life today.

EDUCATION

Books, uniforms, classroom repairs, and training for teachers and parents provide a child with opportunities for the future.

SAFE WATER

Access to safe water through well-drilling, pumps, and training in hygiene and sanitation decreases child mortality and frees up time for education instead of water collection.

NUTRITIOUS FOOD

World Vision goes beyond food distributions but also focuses on creating sustainable food supplies through agricultural programs and nutritional training. Healthy children have more energy for life.

HEALTH CARE

Your child sponsorship provides access to things like medical clinics, vaccinations, training in disease prevention and other health care programs.

CHILD PROTECTION

We advocate for child rights and encourage children to speak up against abuse and injustice.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Microloans and business training enable families to build a better future for children.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

We work with local leaders to strengthen their skills.

For just $39 a month, you can feel the joy of changing a child’s life. For good.

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CHILD SPONSORSHIP LIFECYCLE

Close to half a million Canadians trust us to help more children and communities break free from poverty.

Planting a seed

// PHASE ONE: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

We partner with community members to understand their needs, goals and resources, and find long-term solutions to the challenges they face.

Seed grows

// PHASE TWO: EVALUATE AND GROW

We make changes as needed so the community continues to meet its goals. More community members become involved, and take ownership of their success.

Tree

// PHASE THREE: ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY

Thanks to your support, families in the community enjoy better living conditions, and are empowered with the knowledge and skills to create a better future for their children.

With your help, we partner with the child, their family, neighbours and local leaders to transform a struggling community into one that is thriving.



FAQ





How does sponsoring a child work?

Child sponsorship connects a sponsor in Canada with a child living in poverty. Your monthly donation ensures your sponsored child has access to the basic necessities they need. You can see your sponsored child grow up and celebrate their successes by exchanging letters and emails, and tracking their community’s progress.

How are children chosen for sponsorship?

World Vision Canada partners with communities in need to identify the most vulnerable children in their area. The families of these children are then asked if they would like to be part of the child sponsorship program.

Will my sponsorship contributions go directly to one child?

Your monthly contribution will benefit your sponsored child, their family and their entire community. The best way to end child poverty is to change the world children live in.

Your contribution will be combined with others in the same region. This allows us to fund programs that create sustainability in the community and give children in poverty the best opportunities for the future.

We partner with local communities to find long-term solutions to the challenges they face and end child poverty.

How can I track my sponsored child's progress?

When you become a child sponsor, you will receive a welcome package and letter of introduction from your sponsored child or World Vision staff working in the child’s community. Each year you will receive an updated photo of your sponsored child and a progress report.

You will also have access to online community sites where you can learn more about your sponsored child’s community, meet other children who live there, and follow their progress.

How can I communicate with my sponsored child?

Children love to hear from their sponsors and often treasure the letters and photos that are sent. We encourage you to write to your sponsored child and give them the opportunity to write back.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

The cost to sponsor a child is $39 a month. This tax deductible donation provides a child living in poverty with the chance to go to school, safe water, sustainable food supplies, access to medical care and more.

Is the money I give to World Vision Canada handled responsibly?

Yes, we account for every dollar. In 2015, 80.5% of every dollar went directly to our programs that help children and families living in poverty, 13.8% went to fundraising, and 5.7% went to administration. Read more in our 2015 Annual Report.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

Our Customer Service team would be happy to answer any other questions you have. Call us at 1-866-595-5550 or send us an email.



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