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Group of children all wearing red baseball caps and clothes recieved as a result of World Vision Canada partnerships
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We couldn’t do what we do alone. Our partners make our work possible. Whether it’s private and corporate donors, institutional partners, celebrities, churches, academic institutions, the Government of Canada or individuals like you, we are able to do so much more thanks to your generosity and support.
 

 
 
Child Sponsors
More than 70 per cent of our revenue comes from over 387,000 child sponsors and more than 67,000 of them choose to sponsor more than one child. If you are considering sponsoring a child, learn more. 
 
To see how sponsorship is changing the lives of children and their families, go to our Connecting with Communities site.
 

 
 
Private and Corporate Donors 
Many of our private and corporate donors help to fund projects in communities around the world, such as providing wells, rehabilitating schools, training mothers on how to keep their babies healthy and well-nourished, helping parents to start small businesses, and so much more. 
 
 
If you’d like to fund a community project, please call 1 800 387-7722 and we will direct you to a Development Advisor. Meet our team of dedicated Development Advisors.
 
We also work with a number of corporations, including Voortman, IBM, Energuy, Bios and others, that have supported projects benefiting children and families around the world. 
 
 
To learn more about corporate giving and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Neil Parekh: 905 565-6200 ext. 274, neil_parekh@worldvision.ca
 
For doing business/services offered, please contact: Terry Gray: 905 565-6200 ext 3403, terry_gray@worldvision.ca.
 
 
 
Churches 
World Vision partners with churches to bring lasting change to communities around the world. Working together we’ll help your church meet its ministry goals by offering advocacy support, resources and events for church leaders, and transformational relationships through Global Partner Opportunities.
 
Global Partner Opportunities pairs your church with a community living in poverty in a developing country. Through individual child sponsorship, your church can help bring physical, social and spiritual well-being to children and families. The transformation is powerful: your congregation becomes more united as your partner community works toward becoming self-supporting and self-sustaining.
 
To find out how to become a Global Partner or to learn about other partnership opportunities, contact your regional Church Advisor. 
 

 
 
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
The Canadian government agency responsible for international development, foreign affairs and trade, partners with World Vision Canada to fund projects to enhance maternal, newborn and child health, food security and economic development in a number of priority countries. Visit the DFATD site.
 
DFATD also funds humanitarian assistance which helps us provide immediate relief and longer-term rebuilding for children and families in emergencies, disasters or conflict.
 
Read below to learn about how these projects are benefitting some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
 
 
Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Consortium Knowledge Management Initiative
World Vision Canada is part of a consortium of non-governmental organizations, including CARE Canada, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada.  We are partnering with The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs (Sick Kids/UT) with funding from DFATD as part of the Canadian Government commitment to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) announced at the G8 Summit in Muskoka, Ontario in 2010.
 
From September 2012 to September 2015, CARE, PLAN, Save the Children and World Vision are implementing community-based MNCH programs in seven countries, including Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Pakistan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. These programs contribute to: strengthening health systems, improving health service delivery at the district level, training health workers, improving access for mothers and children to health care facilities and interventions, and addressing the leading diseases and illnesses that impact maternal and child mortality. 
 
Based on the projects’ results, the Sick Kids/UT team will conduct two research projects to contribute to global knowledge in MNCH.
 
  
Supporting Systems to Achieve Improved Nutrition, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (SUSTAIN) -- Tanzania
In the Singida district in Tanzania, fewer than half of all pregnant women attend prenatal clinics at least four times and only 63 per cent of moms give birth in a health facility, which means that when things don’t go smoothly, there is a significant risk for both new moms and new babies.
 
As part of the Muskoka Initiative (see above), World Vision Canada received $3.1 million from DFATD to contribute to improved health and nutrition of mothers, newborns and children under age five, living in poor, rural communities in Iramba and Singida Rural districts of Tanzania. Started in 2012, the three-year SUSTAIN project aims to:
  • enhance service delivery by the Ministry of Health at the community level;
  • improve household nutrition practices and increasing women’s control of food; and, 
  • teach parents how to prevent illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and HIV&AIDS and care for sick children.
 
Systems Approach to Improve and Sustain Food Security in West Africa (SATISFY) – Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Senegal
Lack of access to reliable food sources continues to be a major challenge in West Africa. One in four people suffers from malnutrition and more than 36 per cent of children under five suffer from stunting. Three quarters of people live on less than $2 per day and more than a quarter of the population isn’t consuming enough calories to maintain good health.

 
Started in 2012 with an $11.05 million contribution from DFATD, the five-year SATISFY project seeks to improve the food security of over 2.1 million people living in poor rural communities in Ghana, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone through:
  • Increased adoption of agricultural practices promoting sustainable livelihoods by both women and men;
  • Improved intake of healthy food, especially by women and children; and,
  • Increased effectiveness and use of agricultural services. 
 
Maternal and Under 5 Nutrition and Child Health (MUNCH) -- Afghanistan
Inadequate birth spacing and family planning, poor nutrition for pregnant women and barriers to accessing care during pregnancy all have a negative impact on children’s nutrition and health. The absence of health facilities, poor quality of services, few female health workers, limited mobility of women due to cultural constraints and the overall status of women and girls, are all obstacles to their accessing appropriate care.

 
Started in 2013, with a $17.3 million grant from DFATD, this project aims to improve the nutrition and health of mothers, newborns and children under five and reduce the vulnerability of people in the Western Afghanistan provinces of Herat, Ghor and Badghis. The project targets 921,082 adults and 792,294 children.
 
In addition to the above, World Vision Canada is also undertaking the following projects: 
DFATD:  Benishangul Gumuz Food Security and Economic Growth Program – Ethiopia (2010 – 2015)
 
DFATD:  PASEQ Mali Education – Mali (2014 – 2016)
 
Grand Challenges Canada:  Feasibility and Effectiveness of Low-Intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Women Affected by Urban Violence in Kenya (2013 – 2015)
 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:  Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health through Birth Spacing and Advocacy (MOMENT) – (2013- 2016)
 
World Health Organization (WHO): Niger Integrated Child Health Services (NICE) – Niger (2013 – 2015)
 
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