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Press Releases & Resources


Exploited child factory workers in Bangladesh hold a pair of jeans. More than 73-million children are engaged in dirty, dangerous and degrading work around the world, according to the International Labour Organization. Photo/World Vision.
Canadian progress towards truly progressive trade
World Vision Canada welcomes two new Government of Canada initiatives announced today to strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad.
January 17, 2018

Dippers running towards the beach at Coronation Park in Oakville.
Canada's Largest Polar Bear Dip Kicks Off the New Year with a Splash
The 33rd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip returns to Oakville this New Year's Day with hundreds of brave souls taking the polar plunge with thousands of onlookers cheering them on. The chill-seeking dip is the largest and longest running charity Polar Bear Dip in Canada.
December 29, 2017

Lawyer looking towards trafficked woman
World Vision Canada presents award-winning movie about Sex Trafficking
The GTA premiere screening of the movie, “She has a Name” - a sex trafficking story centred around the account of one young girl’s terrifying journey through the sex slave industry and the lawyer who is determined to save her. 
December 19, 2017

Jamira, 26, lives in Bangladesh’s refugee settlements with her two children, who have both become ill since fleeing Myanmar.
Canadians deliver Myanmar refugee relief
World Vision applauds the commitment of Canadians in raising over $12.5 million to help refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as well as the level of awareness raised by the Government of Canada's Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund program.
December 14, 2017

A group of people running in Lake Ontario at Coronation park for Polar Bear Dip
Media Advisory - Largest charity polar bear dip runs again on January 1st
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision is the largest and longest-running charity dip in Canada.
Held at Coronation Park in Oakville on New Year's' day, more than 800 people brave the icy waters of Lake Ontario every year. Some do it to try something a little edgy, some do it to ring in the new year, but they all do it to help World Vision Canada.
December 04, 2017

Person holding a bunch of eggs in their hands
One million Egg-cellent reasons to give back this Christmas

World Vision Canada and Burnbrae Farms are once again giving Canadians the opportunity to provide families with hens and roosters - and eggs! - this holiday season.

November 24, 2017

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

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