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Press Releases & Resources

Three Globetrotters smiling and holding basketballs.
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kelowna for the second annual 6K for Water

On Saturday, July 7, Tugboat Bay will once again host the Kelowna 6K for Water. Last year's event saw hundreds of participants walking, running and rolling to help bring clean water to some of the world's most vulnerable children. As a result, Kelowna provided 5,200 children with clean water.

June 04, 2018

Fatuma smiling at the camera.
CEOs of leading development organizations call on Canada to invest in girls' education at G7
Fatuma Omar Ismail, a former child refugee from Somalia will be joined by CEOs from Canada's leading development, humanitarian and advocacy organizations to make a G7 plea to Prime Minister Trudeau and other world leaders. Together, they will present the urgent need for a significant financial investment in the education and empowerment of girls in crisis-situations at the upcoming G7 Summit. The Prime Minister of Canada has already pledged his support to girls' education as a key step towards achieving gender equality. Now is the time to turn his words into action.
June 04, 2018

World Vision’s Customer Care team representatives, Lisa Moody (left), and Rina Armena received two SQM 2017 Contact Centre Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence
World Vision Canada receives top industry awards for customer service
World Vision's Customer Care department is awarded two SQM 2017 Contact Centre Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence
May 28, 2018

Six people standing just past the finish line at the last
3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water

Thousands of Canadians to participate in World Vision's 3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water to benefit children and families in Mali, West Africa.

May 17, 2018

Canadians call for action at G7 Summit
As momentum builds toward the G7 Summit in June, a coalition of leading Canadian development and humanitarian agencies is amplifying the voices of concerned Canadians who want G7 leaders to take action on the most neglected, yet critical, issue in the world today: the education of girls in crises and conflict.
April 23, 2018

Shelley Pacheco to join Canadian aid and development agency as human resources leader
World Vision Canada announces new Chief People Officer
Shelley Pacheco to join Canadian aid and development agency as human resources leader
March 20, 2018

Seven Syrian teenagers tell World Vision about their lives as refugees
Syria's children 'at risk of never fully recovering', new study finds
A new report reveals the extent of daily hardships Syrian children face. 
March 15, 2018

The Jamtoli Refugee Camp in Bangladesh is now full of mothers like Arfa. Children’s health is at risk because of limited access to sanitation and nutritious food for lactating mothers. Photo/World Vision.
Feminist Federal Budget "A step in the right direction"

New funding commitments to international assistance helps Canada champion gender equality globally, according to World Vision

February 27, 2018

Eight-year-old Medanit from Ethiopia is standing against a tree.
World Vision honours five individuals for their dedication to helping the world’s most vulnerable children
Generous individuals from a range of backgrounds and walks of life were recognized for the significant impact they’ve made in supporting the world’s most vulnerable children, at World Vision Canada’s annual Heroes for Children awards dinner on January 28, 2018.
January 31, 2018

12 year old Evanline is on a swing at a refugee camp in Uganda
Canada doubles commitment to global education

New Government of Canada funding to support the Global Partnership for Education a lifeline for vulnerable children and an encouraging signal of Canada’s commitment to education, according to World Vision.

January 25, 2018

Exploited child factory workers in Bangladesh hold a pair of jeans while standing in a semi-circle
Canadian progress towards truly progressive trade
World Vision Canada welcomes two new Government of Canada initiatives announced today to strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad.
January 17, 2018

Dippers running towards the beach at Coronation Park in Oakville.
Canada's Largest Polar Bear Dip Kicks Off the New Year with a Splash
The 33rd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip returns to Oakville this New Year's Day with hundreds of brave souls taking the polar plunge with thousands of onlookers cheering them on. The chill-seeking dip is the largest and longest running charity Polar Bear Dip in Canada.
December 29, 2017

Lawyer looking towards trafficked woman
World Vision Canada presents award-winning movie about Sex Trafficking
The GTA premiere screening of the movie, “She has a Name” - a sex trafficking story centred around the account of one young girl’s terrifying journey through the sex slave industry and the lawyer who is determined to save her. 
December 19, 2017

A young mother refugee sits on the floor holding her baby boy on her lap.
Canadians deliver Myanmar refugee relief
World Vision applauds the commitment of Canadians in raising over $12.5 million to help refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as well as the level of awareness raised by the Government of Canada's Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund program.
December 14, 2017

A group of people running in Lake Ontario at Coronation park for Polar Bear Dip
Media Advisory - Largest charity polar bear dip runs again on January 1st
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision is the largest and longest-running charity dip in Canada.
Held at Coronation Park in Oakville on New Year's' day, more than 800 people brave the icy waters of Lake Ontario every year. Some do it to try something a little edgy, some do it to ring in the new year, but they all do it to help World Vision Canada.
December 04, 2017

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