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.
Canadians ignore child slavery
A new poll released today reveals that Canadians feel conflicted about child labour and how they may be fueling the tragedy.
July 16, 2013
How did Canada do at the G8?
As Prime Minister Harper headed to Northern Ireland for the G8, World Vision called on Canada to do five things at the G8. How did they do?
June 18, 2013
Storefront stunt puts child labour in public eye of Canadians
This morning after advertising a secret sale in Toronto and Vancouver, World Vision staff ripped off the brown paper of two storefronts to reveal a shocking display of child actors portraying child labourers sewing and breaking bricks.
June 12, 2013
Canadians would pay more for ethical options
Growing numbers of Canadians are willing to pay more for products that are free of child labour, according to a poll released just prior to the World Day Against Child Labour (June 12).
June 10, 2013
5 things you need to know about children and mining
5 Things You Need to Know About Children and Mining is a complementary resource for World Vision’s report about children working as artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Child Miners Speak.
May 13, 2013