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Manager, PR & Communications

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Marie Cook
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Press Releases & Resources


Decorated Christmas tree by a lit fire hung with stockings
Canadians would appreciate a charitable donation being made in their name instead of receiving a traditional holiday gift
As the holiday season approaches, many Canadians will once again be on the lookout for the perfect gift for everyone on their list. While the latest tech gadget or trendy toy will be in high demand, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of World Vision Canada finds that a majority of Canadians (58%) would appreciate a charitable donation being made in their name instead of receiving a traditional holiday gift. 
November 15, 2017

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The Minister of Defence Challenges a Group of Canadian Youth…And They Took Him Up on It Ahead of the UN Peacekeeping Conference
Canadian youth are adding their perspective with their recommendations on global peacekeeping ahead of Tuesday's UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference. Celebrity humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the event. The world will be watching, and Canadian youth are speaking up in a clear and empowered voice.
November 14, 2017

Two women and man carrying bags of food donations
New match fund amplifies Canada’s role in the escalating Myanmar refugee crisis
World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s announcement of a match fund program that empowers Canadians to help the nearly 900,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. 
October 31, 2017

Three children smiling and sitting in front of three pumpkins carved with hearts
Pumpkins with a Purpose
World Vision is asking Canadians to raise awareness about the world's vulnerable children by including a heart in their design and posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #CarveAHeart.
October 26, 2017

“In my dreams I see people running, crying, shouting and fighting and suddenly I get up in fear,” says 11-year old Somsida, currently living in a refugee camp with her family in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar. Photo/World Vision. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)
Canada's role in escalating Myanmar refugee crisis
World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada's additional $3-million commitment to helping more than 800,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar.
October 05, 2017

A family stands outside their home in the Dominican Republic. Homes like this one are unlikely to be able to withstand the force of Hurricane Irma. Photo: World Vision
Hurricane Irma: how Canadians can help
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded, struck the Dominican Republic and Haiti today with sustained winds of up to 295 km/h coupled with torrential rainfall. While the extent of damage is still being assessed, World Vision is deeply concerned about the impact of this powerful hurricane on children. 
 
September 07, 2017

9 month old baby receives nutrition supplement at World Vision Food Distribution Centre in Kenya.
Applauding Canadians For Generous Contributions to the Famine Relief Fund
World Vision Canada is grateful to Canadians for their generous donations of more than $21.3 million to the Famine Relief Fund established by the Canadian Government in May, 2017. 
August 17, 2017

Two cyclists riding for clean water among mountains and blue sky.
Local Canadian cyclists begin 1100 kilometre journey for clean water
Canadian grassroots charity Wheels for Wells, is setting off on their sixth annual bike tour with the goal of raising $14,000 for a World Vision clean water project in Somalia.
July 28, 2017

A very happy Canada 150. Contest winner Celina Close (right) with Canadian icon Tom Cochrane (middle) and World Vision Canada Chief Marketing Officer Lara Dewar (left) on Canada Day in Kitchener, Ontario.
Trip of a lifetime with Tom Cochrane
Oakville, Ontario resident Celina Close is the lucky winner of the Mad Mad World 25th Anniversary Fan Contest. As part of the prize, she will embark on a trip of a lifetime to Nepal this Fall with Canadian music legend and humanitarian Tom Cochrane.
 
July 21, 2017

David Custer and Jaylene Kemp start their ride in the Rocky Mountains.
Canadian cyclists take on the Rocky Mountains for Somali water project
A group of seven cyclists will be riding 1100km through the Rocky Mountains, their only access to water being the fresh water sources they find on their route.
July 05, 2017

Three South Sudanese children outside tented settlement.
World Vision Canada President available for media interviews from the world’s largest refugee settlement on World Refugee Day, June 20

Michael Messenger, President, will be available for media interviews from the world’s largest refugee settlement on World Refugee Day, June 20.

June 20, 2017

​A young girl working in a shrimp processing plant in Bangladesh.
Canada's child labour problem
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, World Vision has released a new report on the Canadian links to this global issue. The “Canada’s child & forced labour problem” report uncovers the high risk of child and forced labour in common Canadian household products, the overwhelming Canadian consumer demand for legislative action and other realistic solutions required to address this Canadian issue. 
June 12, 2017

Country star Dean Brody is coming to Kelowna, BC
Dean Brody joins World Vision 6K for Water
Multi Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) and Juno award-winning Canadian country music star Dean Brody is coming to Kelowna, B.C., announced World Vision Canada today.
June 09, 2017

Mina, 12 years old, is a brick worker from Bangladesh
Event: Ottawa Child Labour Challenge
On World Day Against Child Labour, June 12, more than 100 Ottawa students in grades 4 and 6 will experience realistic simulations of what it's like to be one of 85 million kids around the world who suffer in dirty, degrading and dangerous jobs.  
June 09, 2017

Cyclists riding for clean water.
Making a ‘Wheel’ Difference: Community Bikes for Clean Water
This weekend more than 250 cyclists rode 10km, 30km, 50km or 90km to raise funds for clean water. Local bike guru Chris Grant of Alberta Bike Swap was in attendance to provide an orientation for the course.  
June 06, 2017

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