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Press Releases & Resources


  A young girl working in a shrimp processing plant in Bangladesh. Shrimp is a significant Canadian import with a high risk of child labour involved in its production.
Taking action on Canada's child labour problem
Canada’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has issued a new report entitled: “A Call to Action: Ending the Use of All Forms of Child Labour in Supply Chains.” The report offers realistic solutions, including legislative action, that can and should be adopted to address child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international development and relief organization.
October 16, 2018

Survivors stand in the debris from the recent Tsunami in Indonesia.
Massive earthquake and tsunami leave Indonesia in dire need of international assistance
A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a three-metre high tsunami. The number of casualties has grown to over 1200 and is expected to further rise in the coming days. Early estimates indicate the full scope of the crisis could impact over two million people.
October 02, 2018

A young girl washes clothes for her family in a Bangladesh refugee camp. Without access to education and other opportunities, girls are at a greater risk of dangers such as early marriage and trafficking.
One Year On: World Vision Calls for Access to Education, Official Status for Rohingya Refugees
One year after their arrival in Bangladesh, the 890,000 children and adults living in limbo in the world's largest refugee camp need Canadians to see their plight and take action. 
August 23, 2018

All the competitors from World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge after they pitched their ideas to a panel of Canada’s top business leaders.
Spero Analytics wins World Vision's food security innovation challenge
Spero Analytics, a company that works with farmers to use soil moisture information to aid water distribution that maximizes crop yield, took first prize and $20,000 at the third annual World Vision Social Innovation Challenge. 
July 16, 2018

Dave Toycen in Afghanistan classroom colouring with young girl.
World Vision Canada’s past President appointed to the Order of Canada
World Vision Canada offers sincere congratulations to past President, Dave Toycen, C.M., O.Ont., who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada today. The Order of Canada represents one of highest honours a civilian can receive, recognizing outstanding lifelong achievement, commitment to community, and distinguished service to the nation.
June 29, 2018

Participants from the 2017 Kelowna 6K for Water
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kelowna for the second annual 6K for Water
The second annual Kelowna 6K for water is happening on July 7 at Tugboat Bay with three special guests from the Harlem Glob
June 18, 2018

10 year-old Pavan is using his spade to break up the earth.
UGLY SIDE OF THE CANADIAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, World Vision has released a new report on Canadian links to this global issue. The “Hidden Cost of Beauty” report uncovers the high risk of child labour in Canada’s multi-billion dollar cosmetics market and stresses the need for legislative action and other realistic solutions to address this Canadian issue
June 12, 2018

Leaders of Canadian coalition of development, humanitarian and grassroots advocacy organizations pose for photo
Education is elevated on the global agenda - Canadian coalition of leading development, humanitarian and grassroots advocacy organizations welcomes historic announcement for the education of children
Canadian coalition of leading development, humanitarian and grassroots advocacy organizations welcomes historic announcement for the education of children - especially girls - living in crisis-situations.
June 09, 2018

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Canadian youth to march at G7 Summit, call on leaders to prioritize girls in crises
Today 75 Canadian students from across the country will march in Quebec City in support of girls living in conflict and disaster. The Canadian youth will all be wearing graduation robes as a direct plea to G7 leaders to prioritize the education of girls living in crises. Seven youth will wear special robes and tell the story of the “fragile seven”, seven girls with lives and futures that have been interrupted.
 
June 08, 2018

Hidden Cot of Beauty - The risk of child labour in canadian cosmetics
No Child For Sale
There are a 152 million child labourers in the world today. That's nearly 10% of the world's children over the age of 5. But this isn't just a problem "over there". It's a Canadian issue.
June 07, 2018

Six development and humanitarian agencies logos.
More than 160,000 Canadian and global citizens call on world leaders to make education for children in crises a priority, ensuring girls are not left behind

Canada's leading development and humanitarian agencies ask Government of Canada at the G7 Summit to commit $500M in new funding for educating children in crises and closing the education gap between girls and boys.

June 05, 2018

Three Globetrotters smiling and holding basketballs.
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kelowna for the second annual 6K for Water

On Saturday, July 7, Tugboat Bay will once again host the Kelowna 6K for Water. Last year's event saw hundreds of participants walking, running and rolling to help bring clean water to some of the world's most vulnerable children. As a result, Kelowna provided 5,200 children with clean water.

June 04, 2018

Fatuma smiling at the camera.
CEOs of leading development organizations call on Canada to invest in girls' education at G7
Fatuma Omar Ismail, a former child refugee from Somalia will be joined by CEOs from Canada's leading development, humanitarian and advocacy organizations to make a G7 plea to Prime Minister Trudeau and other world leaders. Together, they will present the urgent need for a significant financial investment in the education and empowerment of girls in crisis-situations at the upcoming G7 Summit. The Prime Minister of Canada has already pledged his support to girls' education as a key step towards achieving gender equality. Now is the time to turn his words into action.
June 04, 2018

World Vision’s Customer Care team representatives, Lisa Moody (left), and Rina Armena received two SQM 2017 Contact Centre Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence
World Vision Canada receives top industry awards for customer service
World Vision's Customer Care department is awarded two SQM 2017 Contact Centre Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence
May 28, 2018

Six people standing just past the finish line at the last
3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water

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 17, 2018

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