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Thanks to residents of Saskatchewan, more children like Josue from Guatemala have a promising future​.
Saskatchewan residents changed the lives of 1,200 children this summer
International aid agency World Vision is thankful to the residents of Saskatchewan for their overwhelming generosity in the fight to end child poverty. Last week marked the end of the Campaign for Children, an opportunity for more people in the province to help children around the world. Over the summer, Saskatchewan citizens sponsored 1,200 children, which will change the lives of these children, their families and communities.
September 01, 2016

A boy in a thatch room holds a sign that says Peace is Safety
UN peace operations need more Canada
World Vision Canada welcomes today's announcement by the Government of Canada to $430m over three years to UN peace operations and commit up to 600 military and up to 150 police personnel. 
August 26, 2016

Eight-year-old Choul Baping says he is scared that new fighting will break out and that for him peace in South Sudan means safety
South Sudan Peace Deal Anniversary
South Sudan continues to be threatened by violence, mass internal displacement and extreme food​ insecurity one year after it signed a peace deal to end 20-months of conflict, according to World Vision. 
August 26, 2016

A group of men and women with plaques stand behind a podium and in front of Canadian and Indian flags
World Vision launches Rise up! Daughters of India
Rise Up! Daughters of India is an integrated project that aims to engage the Indian diaspora in Canada to help Indian girls stay in school, through the provision of toilet facilities.  
August 08, 2016

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Members of Canada's multicultural communities rally for change
Last night approximately 200 leaders with roots in countries around world gathered at World Vision's headquarters to discuss how ethnic communities in Canada are uniquely poised to bring about positive global change.  
July 29, 2016

Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison serves up a hamburger on a sunny day in Saskatoon.
Celebrating Saskatchewan's compassion
On Saturday July 17, development agency World Vision hosted a BBQ in Saskatoon to celebrate the difference the people of Saskatchewan are making across the globe. The free event was manned by volunteers, and was a chance to highlight the generosity of people of Saskatchewan, many of whom advocate for and help some of the world’s most vulnerable children. 
July 17, 2016

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Ontario ignoring child slavery
A new poll released today reveals that Ontarians feel conflicted about child labour and how they may be fueling the tragedy.  Commissioned by World Vision a few weeks after the Bangladesh factory disaster, the Ipsos Reid survey found that 73 per cent of Ontarians think it’s easy to turn a blind eye to child labour in developing countries.
July 16, 2016

World Vision mobilizes their emergency response in Juba, South Sudan.
Mobilizing lifesaving assistance to South Sudan
After intense fighting followed by a fragile ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan, World Vision is mobilizing its emergency response to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of newly displaced people.
July 14, 2016

Adut, 28, sits next to her ill one year-old baby, Makuei, who sleeps on a mattress at Warrap State Hospital because there are not enough beds
South Sudan growing pains: World Vision offers a path for Canada to be a global leader in helping the world's most vulnerable people
On July 9, South Sudan will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its independence. But the world's newest country continues to experience urgent humanitarian challenges that require greater support from Canada and the international community, according to World Vision.
July 08, 2016

Five people in Wheels for Wells biking jerseys and two little girls stand in front of a loaded truck
Cyclists begin Vancouver to Calgary ride for clean water
A team of four cyclists from Wheels for Wells will leave this morning to cycle to Calgary to raise funds and awareness for World Vision's clean water projects. 
June 22, 2016

smiling little boy with his arms around a post outside near bushes
Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan launched today
Today World Vision is launching the Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan. It is an opportunity for the international aid organization to thank residents for their incredible generosity, and give others a chance to sponsor a child and change a life.
June 20, 2016

Children stand in the doorway, the words
World Refugee Day media invitation
On June 20, media are invited to World Refugee Day events held across the country. From Victoria, BC, to Rosthern, SK, to Winnipeg, MB, to Pictou, NS, and places in between, Canadians will gather to show support to the 60 million displaced people worldwide.
June 16, 2016

Kili Climb for Kids - Mount Kilimanjaro
Kili Climb for Kids documentary follows celebrities as they climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness
Olympian Cheryl Bernard, ET Canada host Rick Campanelli, HGTV host J.D. Scott and travel blogger Arienne Parzei follow up last year's climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with the documentary of their experience premiering tonight in Toronto.
June 08, 2016

Mina, 12 years-old, is breaking bricks in Bangladesh
Report reveals possible links to child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains
Every time Canadians go to the mall, they could be unwittingly fueling child and forced labour, according to a report by World Vision Canada released today.
June 08, 2016

Cyclists in Calgary at start of race
Fifth annual bike-a-thon event raises $7,000 for clean water
This weekend marked another successful fundraiser for Wheels for Wells as 70 Calgary-area residents biked to raise an incredible $7,000 for World Vision water projects. 
June 06, 2016

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