Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip celebrates Canada's 150th
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, the biggest and longest-running charity dip in Canada, returns on New Year's Day 2017. To celebrate the first day of "Canada 150", nearly 1,000 dippers have set a fundraising goal of $150,000 for clean water projects in Africa.
December 29, 2016
How Canadian companies can stop child labour
Business, education and civil society leaders gather to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour
December 21, 2016
Poll shows most Canadians would give the gift of good health
According to a recent Ipsos poll, most Canadians agreed that good health is their wish for family and friends this Christmas. Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%).
December 19, 2016
A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement by World Vision
World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes. Measuring 1,047 metres, 7,335 candy canes were formed in lines and featured a giant heart, with the help of students from Hamilton District Christian High School.
December 15, 2016
Aleppo: How Canadians can help
As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional families who are attempting to escape the fighting.
December 14, 2016
Give a meaningful gift this Christmas, for the first time or the 100th time
Every year more Canadians are choosing to make a difference by choosing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue for their loved ones. Giving or getting gifts that make a difference for children and their families around the world at Christmas is a sure-fire way to feel good at a time of year when sharing joy and generosity is important to Canadians. The World Vision Gift Catalogue is also a fun way for kids to get involved in giving, they enjoy choosing from a variety of gifts to help other children in developing countries.
December 02, 2016
Southwestern Ontario residents thanked for changing the lives of 1,460 children
World Vision Canada is grateful for the impressive generosity of the Southwestern Ontario region in the fight to end child poverty. Last week marked the end of the Campaign for Children, an opportunity for people in the region to help children waiting to be sponsored. Over the past two months residents of the Windsor – Guelph region sponsored 1,460 children.
December 01, 2016
Top 5 Training Tips for Polar Bear Dips
With one month to go before dip day, Todd "Dr. Freeze" Courage and Trent "Dr. Thaw" Courage, co-founders of Canada's largest charity polar bear plunge, have released the helpful "5 Training Tips for Polar Bear dips" guide for dippers old and new.
December 01, 2016