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Edward D’Mello
Manager, PR & Communications

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Brett Tarver
Manager, PR & Communications

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Marie Cook
Manager, PR & Communications

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Press Releases & Resources


A young girl in Mozambique surveys flood damage.
Children left vulnerable in Cyclone Idai aftermath

Children will remain the top priority for World Vision in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which battered Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe a week ago. World Vision continues to rush aid workers into the disaster-ravaged areas to respond to the catastrophe which has left as many as 1,000 people dead.

March 22, 2019

Syrian family posing for camera with small child at front
Syria crisis: 8 years on, the suffering must end
World Vision is urging the Canadian government and other world leaders attending the Brussels Conference on Syria this week to ensure that the safety and well-being of children remains a top priority of their response to the Syria crisis.
March 12, 2019

Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision
Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision are calling on the international community to support the Government of Bangladesh in making education for children and youth a central priority, and to encourage initiatives that promote self-reliance and recovery for their parents.
February 15, 2019

Venezuela crisis set to worsen in coming days, says World Vision
The Venezuela displacement crisis will worsen as the number of people fleeing to neighbouring continues to rise, World Vision Canada said today.
February 14, 2019

Government of Canada commits to measures towards ending child and forced labour in corporate supply chains
The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it would initiate consultations on corporate supply chain legislation this year.
February 12, 2019

Canadians celebrate International Development Week
Canadians across the country are marking International Development Week (Feb 3-9) by celebrating the role we all play in eliminating global poverty and injustice.
February 04, 2019

Canadians speak out against child labour in supply chains
More than 50,000 Canadians have signed a new petition demanding that Canada takes action against child labour, modern slavery, and other human rights violations in corporate supply chains.
January 29, 2019

World Vision honours Canadian “Heroes for Children”
Passionate Canadians who have worked to give children the opportunity for a full life wherever they live, were honoured at the annual World Vision Heroes for Children awards on January 27, 2019. The recipients have helped World Vision shape the world into a better place for the world’s most vulnerable children.
January 28, 2019

Hundreds of Polar Bear Dippers run into Lake Ontario at Coronation Park in Oakville.
Canada's bravest celebrate New Year with cold water plunge
​Hundreds of brave thrill-seekers raised a toast to the New Year with a splash into the near-freezing waters of Lake Ontario as they participated in the Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, at Coronation Park in Oakville, Ontario.
January 01, 2019

Boy from India digging for mica flakes.
Proposed Canadian Modern Slavery Bill draws needed attention to a pressing issue
Today in the House of Commons, the Honourable John McKay, P.C., Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, tabled the Modern Slavery Bill. The proposed bill would oblige Canadian corporations to report on measures taken to prevent and reduce the risk of child and forced labour in their supply chains and would ban the import of such goods.
December 13, 2018

Karen, Jenel and Jesse of the Philippines smile while looking out their window.
World Vision hunts for the next change-makers
World Vision is seeking out the sharpest brains across Canada to design next-generation solutions that will solve some of the world’s crucial development challenges.
December 12, 2018

Dippers running through cold water at Oakville Coronation Park.
Canada’s biggest-ever charity Polar Bear Dip takes place on New Year’s Day

The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, will take place on New Year’s Day in Oakville and will aim to raise over $120,000 in funds for World Vision’s clean water initiatives.

December 04, 2018

A smiling Resheal holds one of his chickens, offspring of one of the chickens his mother received in 2004 from the Gift Catalogue.
World Vision Gift Catalogue continues to provide gifts that matter

Canadians have purchased almost 2.5 million meaningful gifts since 2001; this year’s catalogue contains new fair trade artisan gifts.

November 26, 2018

Sumair Mirza named COO of Canadian relief and development agency, World Vision.
World Vision appoints new Chief Operating Officer
World Vision appoints new Chief Operating Officer, Sumair Mirza.
November 20, 2018

A Rohingya refugee girl at a World Vision nutrition centre in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Repatriation Risk
World Vision joins more than 40 agencies deeply concerned about the dangers of a premature return of refugees to Myanmar.
November 09, 2018

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