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Press Releases & Resources


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95% of Canadians want to give gifts that have a lasting impact: Ipsos
From clean water to education, World Vision’s Gift Catalogue provides Canadians with the opportunity to give gifts that have the power to create lasting change.
November 19, 2019

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New report urges Canada to increase international commitments to children in dangerous places
Commitment to Convention on the Rights of the Child, Liberal election campaign pledges will not succeed without prioritizing children in fragile contexts, says World Vision Canada
November 18, 2019

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Barrett Family Foundation donates $25 million to World Vision Canada

Visionary gift marks the largest private donation to World Vision and one of the largest ever philanthropic gifts to an international NGO in Canada; will drive more impact for more vulnerable youth in Latin America.

November 07, 2019

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World Vision launches Chosen, ushers in a new era of Child Sponsorship
For the first time in its seven-decade history, World Vision is launching a new invitation into child sponsorship. The humanitarian organization is enabling children to choose their sponsors through an innovative experience called ChosenTM
September 20, 2019

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61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary return
Nearly 1 million Rohingya are still waiting for justice and a say about their future, two years after being forced from their homes by mass atrocities in Myanmar.
August 26, 2019

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University of Waterloo students win World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge

University of Waterloo students won World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge by proposing seaweed-based packaging to overcome mounting plastic waste dumped in rivers and lakes.

July 02, 2019

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Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham’s unforgettable photos to mark World Refugee Day
World Vision Canada will host Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham’s exclusive photo exhibition to mark World Refugee Day. The photos will be on display in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station from June 18-20, 2019 as part of “Untold: Behind the Headlines”, an event which also offers a view into the lives of courageous children living in the world’s most dangerous places through interactive virtual and augmented reality experiences.  
 
June 18, 2019

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Canadian youth committed to continue advocating for women and girls' health and rights
World Vision’s youth delegates at “Women Deliver” gender equality conference commit to working for the health and rights for all women and girls.  
June 07, 2019

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Bold Canadian pledge to women and children's health and rights at "Women Deliver" conference in Vancouver
Today, the Government of Canada announced a $1.4-billion investment over ten years to women and children’s health and rights at the “Women Deliver” conference in Vancouver, BC. 
June 04, 2019

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New study highlights corporate Canada support for supply chain legislation as Government launches public consultations
Leading academic, investor and development organizations address the impact of modern slavery and other forms of exploitation in global supply chains. 
 
May 23, 2019

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Communities across Canada take on the Global 6K for Water challenge

Thousands of Canadians to participate in World Vision's 3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water to benefit children and families in Mali, West Africa.

May 01, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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