Four-year-old art prodigy holds first gallery showing
This week, Cosette Swart, 4, possibly the youngest member of Canada's art community is holding her first gallery showing in her hometown of Calgary. Compared to Jackson Pollack, her pieces sell for hundreds of dollars, and go faster than she can create them
June 25, 2015
Canadian kids work for change
A large group of Vancouver school children experienced World Vision’s Child Labour Challenge to mark World Day Against Child Labour..
June 11, 2015
Check the chain Canada! Child labour is everyone’s business
Right now, 85 million children are toiling in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs and many of those child labourers are hidden within the supply chains of products that Canadians use every day, according to the international development agency.
June 09, 2015
Is my child real?
Ever wonder how donations to international aid agencies are used to transform the lives of children and families? Ever question if a child who is sponsored overseas is actually real? Canada's largest international relief and development organization, World Vision, is inviting Vancouverites to get the inside scoop on its work in 100 countries at an interactive family event.
May 29, 2015
Who are you wearing?
Poll finds Canadians care more about price than possible hidden costs like child labour.
April 22, 2015
Michael Messenger, next President of World Vision Canada
March 30, 2015
Following an extensive search, World Vision’s board is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Messenger as the humanitarian aid agency’s next President and CEO. He will succeed Dave Toycen, who is retiring from that role which he has held for the past 18 years.
Canada's child labour habit
The average Canadian may have a child labour habit and not even know it, warns World Vision. More than half (54%) of Canadians do not believe they consume any products made by children, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll.
March 16, 2015
Failing grade for Syria
Three major Canadian aid agencies say warring parties and powerful states have failed to implement UNSC resolutions leading to worst year of crisis for civilians in Syria.
March 12, 2015
Canadians consume an average of 3.9kg of chocolate annually, the equivalent of 1,857 M&Ms. If that’s not enough to give you indigestion, the child labour used in chocolate production might.
February 11, 2015
Increased funding for Iraq and Syria
The Government of Canada has announced $90 million in additional humanitarian funding for the refugee crises in Syria and Iraq. As part of this announcement, World Vision Canada has received $2.3 million for our humanitarian relief work in northern Iraq, which involves providing essential supplies and cash assistance to people who have fled the conflict zones.
January 07, 2015
World Vision Canada President and CEO, Dave Toycen, to retire
The Board of World Vision Canada today announced that the organization's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Toycen, has decided to retire within the next 9 months, upon completion of a process to choose his successor.
September 17, 2014
July 09, 2014
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.