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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

Poonam (11) reading at the reading club in India
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

Picture of three women who have been tirelessly volunteering for 18 years.
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

blonde woman in black shirt
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

A baby in a pink dress is fed a package of food
Improving nutrition
World Vision teams up with Micronutrient Initiative to reduce newborn and maternal mortality
July 08, 2015

World Vision aid worker with Filipino children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
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

Cosette by an example of her paintings.
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

Three students collect rocks in mining simulation
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

Factory entrance in Bangladesh.
Canadians want to quit the child labour habit
A new national poll reveals Canadians want to quit the child labour habit, but need help from government and companies.
June 10, 2015

Some things should never be for sale. Children stand with price tag.
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

Fred Penner performs at a free event in Vancouver.
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

Hands push a tan piece of fabric through the sewing machine
Who are you wearing?
Poll finds Canadians care more about price than possible hidden costs like child labour. 
April 22, 2015

Michael Messenger has been named next President of World Vision Canada
Michael Messenger, next President of World Vision Canada
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.
March 30, 2015

Bangladesh factory entrance
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

Syrian refugee children in a World Vision Child-Friendly Space in Jordan
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

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