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Press Releases & Resources


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New Canadian study: “no recovery until COVID-19 controlled everywhere”
A new poll released by World Vision reveals that Canadians recognize that life won’t return to normal unless the pandemic is stopped everywhere.
June 18, 2020

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COVID-19 poll: Canadian youth the most impacted by pandemic lockdown 51% worry job will disappear, mental health the most affected, Abacus study finds
New Abacus survey finds young Canadians are feeling the greatest immediate effects of COVID-19 --- but also feel the most hopeful about the future. 
June 03, 2020

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World Vision: 85 million children in immediate danger from violence due to COVID-19 impacts
Perfect Storm, a new report from World Vision, reveals that up to 85 million additional children are in immediate danger of physical, sexual and emotional violence in the next three months due to COVID-19 isolation measures and crushing economic, health and social pressures. 
May 15, 2020

COVID-19: 30 million children’s lives at risk from secondary effects of deadly disease
Thirty million children are at risk of disease and death because of the secondary impacts of the pandemic, a new report warns. 
April 08, 2020

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Canadian, global pandemic response must include the protection of vulnerable children and those most at risk from COVID-19, says World Vision
Canada must be part of a united global effort to help prevent COVID-19 from having a devastating impact on the lives of child refugees, migrants and the very poor, urges World Vision Canada.
March 16, 2020

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The Slaight Family Foundation announces $15M Global Initiative for Women and Girls
To mark International Women’s Day, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $15 million to 15 international organizations working to improve human rights and opportunities for women and girls - including World Vision Canada.
March 03, 2020

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World Vision Canada recognizes extraordinary Canadians with the Heroes for Children Awards
2019 award recipients have made a deep commitment to World Vision’s mission to help improve the lives of children in vulnerable communities around the world.
 
January 27, 2020

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Polar Bear Dippers ring in a new decade and bring clean water to communities in Rwanda
Courage Polar Bear Dip surpasses fundraising target of $120,000 for World Vision's clean water projects
 
January 01, 2020

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The Courage Brothers dip their way into the new decade, Polar Bear Dip style
Dippers will brave the frigid waters of Lake Ontario supporting World Vision water projects in Rwanda
December 11, 2019

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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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