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Manager, PR & Communications

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Marie Cook
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Press Releases & Resources


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

Top 100 Employers 2016 logo
World Vision Canada honoured for employee excellence for seventh consecutive year
For the 7th consecutive year in a row, World Vision Canada is being recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers!
 
November 07, 2016

Children are arriving at camps outside of Mosul scared and traumatized. In response World Vision is setting up 'Child Friendly Spaces', which are safe spaces where children can play and receive psychosocial support.
Mosul: children arriving at camps "too terrified to speak"
Children fleeing Mosul are arriving at camps petrified, struggling to express themselves, and in some cases too terrified to speak, say World Vision staff based just outside of the city.
November 02, 2016

World Vision presents Tom Cochrane with an award to recognize a partnership that has lasted a lifetime
Tom Cochrane honoured as a musician and humanitarian
With the upcoming 25th anniversary rerelease of the iconic album Mad, Mad World, World Vision celebrated Tom Cochrane and his incredible career as a musician and a humanitarian.
October 25, 2016

Three men and a woman post in front of a World Vision and Universal Studios background
Celebrating Tom Cochrane's influence and impact
A night of celebration will recognize Tom Cochrane for his leadership, impact and inspiration, both as a musician and humanitarian.  As Cochrane celebrates the 25th anniversary of his hit album Mad, Mad World, it is also a chance to commemorate his hit song Life is a Highway, which was inspired by his work with World Vision.  
October 20, 2016

This family fled a town south east of Mosul. The stayed in the transition centres (father in Mosque and mother/children in school transition centre) before receiving their tent and moving into the camp in Iraq.
Mosul offensive: one million people caught in the crossfire
World Vision is working around the clock to pre-position supplies of food, clean water and hygiene kits as Iraq's military offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIL could forcibly displace up to a million people. 
October 17, 2016

Table with flowers and food set for sharing a meaningful meal.
Celebrate World Food Day, October 16, by sharing a Meaningful Meal with the people you love
Canadians across the country are celebrating World Food Day, October 16, by hosting a #HungerFree Meaningful Meal. They will bring friends together around their table, or share a meal at their favourite restaurant, and use their grocery or restaurant bill as a donation guide.
October 12, 2016

Man in World Vision vest hands an elderly lady a tarpaulin inside a classroom.
Haiti: more than a million people in "dire need"
More than a million people in Haiti have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and are in dire need of life saving supplies, particularly clean water, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international aid agency. 
October 11, 2016

A man bends over the beams and bricks of a flattened home next to bushes, palm trees and water
Hurricane Matthew: how Canadians can help Haiti
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti today with damaging sustaining winds of up to 230kph coupled with torrential rainfall. The extent of damage is still being assessed as Haitians brace for massive flooding and landslides that could put their lives, homes, neighbourhoods and livelihoods at risk.
October 03, 2016

Syrian refugee children in a World Vision Child-Friendly Space in Jordan
Canadian commitments at Refugees Summit
At the Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to increase humanitarian assistance for 2016-2017 by at least 10% over the 2015-2016 total of $684 million.
September 20, 2016

Thanks to residents of Saskatchewan, more children like Josue from Guatemala have a promising future​.
Saskatchewan residents changed the lives of 1,200 children this summer
International aid agency World Vision is thankful to the residents of Saskatchewan for their overwhelming generosity in the fight to end child poverty. Last week marked the end of the Campaign for Children, an opportunity for more people in the province to help children around the world. Over the summer, Saskatchewan citizens sponsored 1,200 children, which will change the lives of these children, their families and communities.
September 01, 2016

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