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Press Releases & Resources

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Canadian aid agencies call for a “New Deal” for Syria's refugees
The international community must agree to a bold new deal for Syria’s refugees if it is serious about tackling the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, seven aid agencies warned today in a new report​.
November 09, 2015

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Holiday poll predicts Canadians will be more 'nice' than 'naughty' this year
Canadians are frustrated with what they see as an overly commercial holiday season, according to a recent poll, and hope to do more this season to focus on the aspects of the holidays that matter most. 
November 05, 2015

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Providing aid in South Sudan’s conflict zones as food crisis spreads
As the latest Integrated Food Security Report (IPC) on South Sudan is released, World Vision reports it is reaching further into the country’s conflict areas to help stem a growing food crisis. ​
October 23, 2015

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Six months on - Nepal earthquake survivors face new challenges
Six months after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, World Vision continues to overcome enormous obstacles to help people in need in one of Asia's poorest landlocked nations. Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on April 25th, Nepal has struggled to rebuild in the face of political uncertainty and a shortage of fuel for vehicles, which has hampered the distribution of relief supplies, particularly in remote regions. 
October 23, 2015

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Federal election reaction from Canada's largest international NGO
As the election results become known, it's important to highlight the interest that Canadians expressed in global affairs during this campaign. Canada needs to build on its commitment to measures that improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children, according to World Vision, Canada's largest international relief, development and advocacy organization. 
October 19, 2015

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Oscar Peterson’s legacy lives on through donation to World Vision
World Vision is pleased to announce that Kelly Peterson, widow of legendary Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, has donated a portion of the proceeds of a recent online auction of her late husband’s personal effects.
October 19, 2015

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Treat yourself to help others on World Food Day
To mark World Food Day, World Vision encourages Canadians to help take a bite out of global hunger by enjoying the most lavish meal they can afford.
October 15, 2015

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Southwestern Ontario campaign for children launched today
Today World Vision is launching the Southwestern Ontario Campaign for Children. 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.
October 07, 2015

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Supporting refugee relief efforts in Europe and Middle East
The global humanitarian agency World Vision has launched relief efforts to help Syrian children and families seeking asylum in Europe. Today, the agency began distributing baby kits and items for mothers and their families currently living in camps in Subotica and Kanjiza in northern Serbia, near the Hungarian border.
September 09, 2015

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Back-to-school: Good grades, bad grades for global education
While curriculum and classroom size are top of mind for Canadian parents and teachers, soaring school enrolment in developing countries is straining the capacity of education systems.
September 07, 2015

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Canadian Humanitarian Heroes
To mark World Humanitarian Day tomorrow (August 19), World Vision is asking Canadians to recognize those who help others in the world’s most dangerous places.
August 18, 2015

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World Vision staff member named one of Canada’s most influential lawyers
World Vision Canada is pleased to acknowledge that Dawn Devoe, who has served at General Counsel at the international humanitarian aid agency since 2009, has been named as one Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
August 04, 2015

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Improving nutrition
World Vision teams up with Micronutrient Initiative to reduce newborn and maternal mortality
July 08, 2015

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World Vision launches Maritimes Campaign for Children
World Vision campaign is an opportunity for the international aid organization to thank Maritimers for their incredible generosity, and give others a chance to sponsor a child and change a life.
July 06, 2015

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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

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