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Brett Tarver
Manager, PR & Communications

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Gordon Smith
Manager, PR & Communications

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Marie Cook
Manager, PR & Communications

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Press Releases & Resources


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Ontario ignoring child slavery
A new poll released today reveals that Ontarians feel conflicted about child labour and how they may be fueling the tragedy.  Commissioned by World Vision a few weeks after the Bangladesh factory disaster, the Ipsos Reid survey found that 73 per cent of Ontarians think it’s easy to turn a blind eye to child labour in developing countries.
July 16, 2016

World Vision mobilizes their emergency response in Juba, South Sudan.
Mobilizing lifesaving assistance to South Sudan
After intense fighting followed by a fragile ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan, World Vision is mobilizing its emergency response to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of newly displaced people.
July 14, 2016

Adut, 28, sits next to her ill one year-old baby, Makuei, who sleeps on a mattress at Warrap State Hospital because there are not enough beds
South Sudan growing pains: World Vision offers a path for Canada to be a global leader in helping the world's most vulnerable people
On July 9, South Sudan will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its independence. But the world's newest country continues to experience urgent humanitarian challenges that require greater support from Canada and the international community, according to World Vision.
 
July 08, 2016

Five people in Wheels for Wells biking jerseys and two little girls stand in front of a loaded truck
Cyclists begin Vancouver to Calgary ride for clean water
A team of four cyclists from Wheels for Wells will leave this morning to cycle to Calgary to raise funds and awareness for World Vision's clean water projects. 
June 22, 2016

smiling little boy with his arms around a post outside near bushes
Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan launched today
Today World Vision is launching the Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan. It is an opportunity for the international aid organization to thank residents for their incredible generosity, and give others a chance to sponsor a child and change a life.
June 20, 2016

Children stand in the doorway, the words
World Refugee Day media invitation
On June 20, media are invited to World Refugee Day events held across the country. From Victoria, BC, to Rosthern, SK, to Winnipeg, MB, to Pictou, NS, and places in between, Canadians will gather to show support to the 60 million displaced people worldwide.
June 16, 2016

Kili Climb for Kids - Mount Kilimanjaro
Kili Climb for Kids documentary follows celebrities as they climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness
Olympian Cheryl Bernard, ET Canada host Rick Campanelli, HGTV host J.D. Scott and travel blogger Arienne Parzei follow up last year's climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with the documentary of their experience premiering tonight in Toronto.
June 08, 2016

Mina, 12 years-old, is breaking bricks in Bangladesh
Report reveals possible links to child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains
Every time Canadians go to the mall, they could be unwittingly fueling child and forced labour, according to a report by World Vision Canada released today.
June 08, 2016

Cyclists in Calgary at start of race
Fifth annual bike-a-thon event raises $7,000 for clean water
This weekend marked another successful fundraiser for Wheels for Wells as 70 Calgary-area residents biked to raise an incredible $7,000 for World Vision water projects. 
June 06, 2016

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World Vision Filipino campaign earns nomination for the 2016 Marketing Awards
World Vision is a leader in technology and innovation, and a group of Filipino employees at World Vision Canada is proving just that.
 
May 31, 2016

Tim Neufled smiles at a shy little boy outside a hut
World Vision thanks Tim Neufeld for his partnership
World Vision announces that after many years of wonderful partnership, musician Tim Neufeld is no longer a member of the organization’s Artist Collective.
May 31, 2016

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G7 leaders: It’s time to change the way we do business
As the 2016 G7 summit gets underway, World Vision has identified key priorities for the leaders of the richest and most powerful nations to deliver real hope to vulnerable children around the world, particularly those caught up in supply chains, conflicts and natural disasters.
May 26, 2016

Syrian refugee children in class.
Canada's role at the World Humanitarian Summit
Leaders gathering at next week’s World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey must put child well-being at the centre of discussions and take into account the voices of young people themselves, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international development agency.
May 20, 2016

Neema, 10, collecting contaminated water in Kenya swamp.
Global water issues affect women and girls most
Globally, water issues affect women and girls most deeply. According to international NGO World Vision, when water is scarce it is women and girls who sacrifice the most. Without clean water it’s not just their health that is in danger, but also their safety and their opportunities to invest in a brighter future.
May 11, 2016

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Global Health Town Hall with Justin Trudeau
In response to today’s announcement from the Government of Canada of increased support for the Global Fund, World Vision Canada’s president Michael Messenger made the following comments.
May 09, 2016

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