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Marie Cook
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Press Releases & Resources


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Local charity donates laptops in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday!
In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Oakville charity, Corporations for Community Connections (CFCC) is providing 150 refurbished laptops to World Vision Canada. These laptops will support education initiatives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  
May 29, 2017

Woman with baby waiting to be weighed and measured at a hospital in Kenya
Famine Relief Fund
World Vision Canada commends the Canadian Government for establishing a Famine Relief Fund to help those impacted by the hunger crisis.  World Vision Canada joined other aid organizations in urging the Federal Government to match private donations for humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, Nigeria and neighbouring countries. 
May 29, 2017

Alex Weber, founder of Wheels for Wells, and his brother Jonathan at last year’s event.
Sixth annual community ride for clean water
Wheels for Wells is inviting Calgary residents to bike 10km, 30km, 50km or 90km to raise awareness and funds for the World Vision Canada “Build A Well” project in Sudan. 
May 29, 2017

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G7: Blah Blah Bust
This year’s G7 summit has ended without substantial commitments to help the world’s most vulnerable, according to humanitarian and development organization World Vision Canada. Instead of meaningfully addressing the world’s most pressing problems, more attention was paid to handshakes. Unless Canada steps up in 2018, the days of the G7 as a forum for real visionary change may well be numbered.
May 27, 2017

Tommy Tam, professional golfer in the PGA Chinese Divisin speaks to media camera.
Brooke Henderson is golfing for a cause
Canadian LPGA star and 2015 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year Brooke Henderson will be featured at the first Annual World Vision Golf Tournament, this June 23 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham. 
 
May 26, 2017

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

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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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