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Brett Tarver
Manager, PR & Communications

brett_tarver@worldvision.ca
m 647-825-2712
p 905-565-6200 x2485
Gordon Smith
Manager, PR & Communications

gordon_smith@worldvision.ca
m 647-231-5118
p 905-565-6200 x3402
Marie Cook
Manager, PR & Communications

marie_cook@worldvision.ca
m 647-637-8803
p 905-565-6200 x3565

Press Releases & Resources


Child in woman's lap getting a needle.
Poll shows most Canadians would give the gift of good health
According to a recent Ipsos poll, most Canadians agreed that good health is their wish for family and friends this Christmas.  Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%). 
December 19, 2016

World Vision Canada's Sarah Bartley and Hamilton District Christian High School Teacher Pauline VanderVelde, accept certification from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes
A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement by World Vision
World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes. Measuring 1,047 metres, 7,335 candy canes were formed in lines and featured a giant heart, with the help of students from Hamilton District Christian High School.  
December 15, 2016

A devastated street in eastern Aleppo. People stuck in the city are without food, water or electricity.
Aleppo: How Canadians can help
As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional  families who are attempting to escape the fighting. 
December 14, 2016

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No more socks please! New poll sheds light on our least favourite gifts
According to a recent Ipsos poll, clothes are at the top of the heap as our least favourite gifts to receive during the holidays, as noted by 26% of respondents.
December 13, 2016

Video stills of Canadian children smiling while welcoming Syrian kids to Canada.
Canadian kids welcome Syrian kids to Canada
Today Canadian children are sending a heartfelt video welcome to help Syrian children feel at home in Canada.
December 10, 2016

Girl holding goat.
Give a meaningful gift this Christmas, for the first time or the 100th time
Every year more Canadians are choosing to make a difference by choosing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue for their loved ones. Giving or getting gifts that make a difference for children and their families around the world at Christmas is a sure-fire way to feel good at a time of year when sharing joy and generosity is important to Canadians. The World Vision Gift Catalogue is also a fun way for kids to get involved in giving, they enjoy choosing from a variety of gifts to help other children in developing countries. 
December 02, 2016

The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, featuring waves of dippers wearing red & white and classic Canadian costumes.
Top 5 Training Tips for Polar Bear Dips
With one month to go before dip day, Todd "Dr. Freeze" Courage and Trent "Dr. Thaw" Courage, co-founders of Canada's largest charity polar bear plunge, have released the helpful "5 Training Tips for Polar Bear dips" guide for dippers old and new.
December 01, 2016

Boy from Malawi holding farm hoe.
Six myths about modern-day child slavery
In the lead up to International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (Dec. 2), World Vision’s child protection policy advisor, Reena Vohra, debunks six myths about the worst forms of child labour:
December 01, 2016

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Southwestern Ontario residents thanked for changing the lives of 1,460 children
World Vision Canada is grateful for the impressive generosity of the Southwestern Ontario region in the fight to end child poverty. Last week marked the end of the Campaign for Children, an opportunity for people in the region to help children waiting to be sponsored. Over the past two months residents of the Windsor – Guelph region sponsored 1,460 children.
December 01, 2016

Child holding a chicken
Burnbrae Farms hatches a great deal this Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday kicks off the holiday giving season.  For those looking to get the best deal, Burnbrae Farms is partnering with the World Vision Gift Catalogue with an offer that will help stretch your dollar. 
November 29, 2016

Syrian refugee girl in the cold outside tented settlement.
All Canadians should welcome Syrian newcomers
Today World Vision is urging Canadians to support newly arriving Syrian families and unveiled a list of practical tips on how to help them adjust to life in Canada. 
November 27, 2016

Presents under Christmas tree
8 in 10 Canadians struggle with new gift ideas
According to a recent Ipsos poll, 79% of Canadians have a tough time coming up with new gift ideas year after year for family and friends. Additionally, nearly three in four Canadians report that finding a gift people will like is a chore.  
November 25, 2016

A group of men and women stand before a podium holding plaques, in front of Canadian and Indian flags
World Vision Canada creates awareness and raises funds for 'Rise up! Daughters of India'
On November 21st, 2016, World Vision Canada and its Multicultural Council Ambassadors joined forces to host a fundraising evening to create awareness of the issues girls in India face, and to promote the campaign 'Rise Up Daughters of India'. 
November 22, 2016

Child's drawing of the war in Syria.
Children of Mosul share their stories in video & pictures
Children of Mosul have begun to share their terrifying experiences during the past 2 years of conflict in their home town. At Zelican camp, 25 kilometres outside of Mosul, children who lived under ISIL control say they had years of nightmares from witnessing atrocities, according to World Vision staff. 

 
November 21, 2016

Video asks is Canada a generous country?
New video shows Canadians getting a real wakeup call on Canadian foreign aid spending
A new video by World Vision Canada reveals that Canadians view their country as a kind, open and generous global citizen. However, current foreign aid spending does not fully reflect Canada's generous nature, according to World Vision, and humanitarian and development financial commitments are less than many Canadians think. 
November 14, 2016

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