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Press Releases & Resources


Boy receiving treatment for malnourishment in Somalia
Canada’s G7 priorities
As leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations gather in Italy for the G7 summit, World Vision urges the Canadian federal government to demonstrate leadership on the international stage by prioritizing humanitarian and development commitments to deliver real change to the most vulnerable. 
May 25, 2017

Participants at the finish line at World Vision's Global 6K for Water.
Local support for a global cause: Walking 6K for clean water
This weekend hundreds of runners and walkers, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, braved the dreary weather to participate in World Vision's Global 6K for Water. 
May 08, 2017

Woman giving baby a drink of water.
Mayor, Olympian and hundreds more walk and run for clean water
Team World Vision will be hosting the world’s largest 6K Walk for Water in Richmond Hill. With over 500 participants from the GTA in attendance and over $50,000 raised nationally, this run will be full of energy and participants determined to make a difference no matter what their age, ability or personal circumstances.
May 08, 2017

The camp at Za'atari, which is Jordan’s primary refugee facility, is already home to nearly 100,000 people
Syrian refugees move to Azraq
The opening of a new refugee camp in Jordan marks a sad but significant milestone in the Syrian refugee crisis​, according to the international humanitarian aid agency World Vision. The camp, which is located near the community of Azraq  about 100 km east of Amman, has been under construction for several months and has the capacity to host 130,000 people.
April 29, 2017

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Protecting education from attack
Members of the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG) and the International Child Protection Network of Canada (ICPNC), wrote to commend the Government of Canada for taking a strong stand against attacks on education by endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, as well as for endorsing and implementing the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict. 
April 10, 2017

dead animal carcasses strewn on flat red dirt
Response to Government of Canada's announcement of funding for food crises in Africa
Today, World Vision Canada welcomed the Canadian government's commitment of $119.25 million to address the escalating food crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.  As a recipient NGO, World Vision Canada is eager to respond immediately.
March 17, 2017

Syrian refugee girl holding her doll in tented settlement.
After six years of war, World Vison report reveals what children fear the most
New research by World Vision reveals the startling contrast between the fears and dreams of children engulfed in the Syrian crisis compared to those in safer countries like Canada.  
March 13, 2017

Man burns goat carcasses.
World Vision declares hunger emergency in East Africa
An emergency of the highest level has been declared in East Africa by World Vision as 22 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia could face famine. 
March 07, 2017

little girls in green sweaters sitting at a computer
World Vision partners with tech giants to bridge education gap in Syria
As Syria approaches six years of conflict, the best brains in information technology are coming together to present technological solutions to prevent a ‘lost generation’ of Syrian children.
February 28, 2017

woman in World Vision shirt measures the arm of a toddler sitting with another woman
Urgent action is needed to save children dying of hunger in South Sudan
World Vision is on the ground in South Sudan providing urgent relief to children and families impacted by severe food shortages.
February 23, 2017

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Statement from Kevin Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision International
World Vision condemns any diversion of aid funding and strongly condemns any act of terrorism or support for those activities. None of the allegations against Mohammad El Halabi have been tested in an open court, and we support the ongoing presumption of his innocence. 
February 02, 2017

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United in championing the rights of children affected by armed conflict
The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Save the Children, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada welcome Canada's continued leadership in championing the rights of children affected by armed conflict.
February 01, 2017

More than 800 dippers celebrated the first day of
Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip raises nearly $150,000 for clean water
Today more than 800 enthusiastic dippers of all ages braved freezing temperatures to celebrate the first day of "Canada 150" at the 32nd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision.
January 01, 2017

2015 Courage Polar Bear Dippers in water holding Canadian flags
Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip celebrates Canada's 150th
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, the biggest and longest-running charity dip in Canada, returns on New Year's Day 2017. To celebrate the first day of "Canada 150", nearly 1,000 dippers have set a fundraising goal of $150,000 for clean water projects in Africa. 
December 29, 2016

A boy holds a branch over a basket tied to his waist
How Canadian companies can stop child labour
Business, education and civil society leaders gather to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour
 
December 21, 2016

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