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Press Releases & Resources

Suits star Meghan Markle at the Watercolour Project fundraiser for World Vision Canada
Event hosted by Suits star Meghan Markle brings clean water to children
On World Water Day, March 22, hope-filled paintings created by students in Rwanda raised enough money to help World Vision build a well. The paintings were the focus of the Watercolour Project event, hosted by lifestyle expert and actor, Meghan Markle at LUMAS gallery in Toronto. 
March 24, 2016

In Lebanon, a Syrian refugee family burns garbage - mostly plastic - to stay warm. World Vision warns that Syrian children are more vulnerable than ever to violence, death, disease, malnutrition, child labour, and lost education.
Report reveals horrifying cost of conflict to Syria, its neighbours and children
US$275 billion, US$689 billion, US$1.3 trillion. These mind-boggling figures, revealed in a new report released today by aid agency World Vision, highlight how far the persistent and horrifying costs for Syria, its neighbours and its children have risen and will likely rise in the future. 
March 08, 2016

Three new friends smiling together at Syrian play date
Canadian kids welcome Syrian families to Canada at "play date" event
World Vision Canada and the Mennonite Central Committee helped bring together Canadian children and children recently arrived from Syria to make new friends in a fun environment.
March 05, 2016

Children in snowsuits site on an orange LOVE sign outside in the snow
Spreading the love in Hamilton this Family Day
World Vision Canada celebrates the generosity of Canadians with a special Family Day Event along Hamilton’s waterfront.  The community is encouraged to come out to Pier 8 on Monday, February 20 to enjoy free skating courtesy of World Vision Canada.
February 17, 2016

Two Syrian refugee children in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
Syria plan a "half-step in the right direction"
Today, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), a 17-member collection of global leaders, agreed to a plan for the cessation of hostilities and to accelerate and expand aid deliveries. But there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international aid agency.
February 12, 2016

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Canadian solutions for ending the Syrian crisis
World Vision Canada acknowledges the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it would cease airstrikes against ISIS by February 22. But there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict, according to the international aid agency.
February 08, 2016

Woman holding baby
Born On Time: new Canadian-led initiative tackles leading cause of child mortality
As International Development Week gets underway, major investments from public and private sources have created a Canadian-led initiative to tackle prematurity, now the leading cause of death in children under age five.
February 08, 2016

These girls in Tanzania demonstrate that friendship is the same all the world over.
Giving to others a sure-fire way to impress your Valentine
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, men and women across the country are preparing to wow their  loved ones with displays of thoughtfulness and romance to mark the most heartfelt day of the year.  For those who may be unsure about what to get their special someone, or how to impress a would-be Valentine, World Vision gifts are sure to be a hit, even science agrees. 
February 04, 2016

Syrian family outside tented settlement
Children’s lives at stake unless Syria Crisis funding ‘shifts up a gear’
World leaders gathering in London, England this week (4th February) must make a realistic and robust funding pledge for families who have fled the Syria conflict, and there must be serious commitments made to ensure humanitarian access for the millions of people still in need inside Syria, children’s charity World Vision said today. 
February 03, 2016

Animal carcasses are scattered across Somalia’s landscape as its people face acute malnutrition due to drought and conflict.
Looming famine threatens child survival as 
5 million face starvation in Somalia
The lives of hundreds of thousands of children are at risk as millions face the threat of famine in Somalia, warns World Vision.​​
January 19, 2016

Children outside of refugee tent in winter
Canada extends lifeline to Syrian children
World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it will extend match funding through the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund until the end of February.
January 07, 2016

Polar Bear Dip - dippers running in water in costumes
Largest New Year’s Polar Bear Dip in GTA
A festive New Year tradition and Canada’s largest charity dip, the Courage Polar Bear Dip​ returns for its 31st annual event on New Year’s Day 2016.  This year is on track to be the biggest year yet, with almost 1,000 dippers and thousands of spectators expected to cheer them on.   
January 01, 2016

Dippers running in from the cold waters at Coronation Park, Oakville, ON
A record-breaking year expected at this year's Courage Polar Bear Dip
An annual tradition that beckons to the most adventurous, and perhaps the most wild and wacky,  is on track to be the biggest Courage Polar Bear Dip in its 31-year history.
December 21, 2015

Teams from World Vision and Staples Advantage Canada fill backpacks with school supplies for Syrian refugee children arriving in Canada
Backpacks for Syrian kids
World Vision and Staples Advantage Canada team up to help Syrian children get “back to school” in Canada​.
December 17, 2015

Girl with chicks. Hawa Balde, 6yrs. Senegal.
Give more with your charity dollar this Giving Tuesday
Burnbrae Farms, one of Canada's leading egg producers, is partnering with the World Vision Gift Catalogue to help Canadians give more on Giving Tuesday.
December 01, 2015

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