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Brett Tarver
Manager, PR & Communications

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Manager, PR & Communications

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Marie Cook
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Press Releases & Resources


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Canadian youth go hungry so others can be HungerFree
For the 45th year, Canadian youth from coast to coast are participating in the 30 Hour Famine this weekend. Thousands of Canadian teens will go hungry for 30 hours with the goal of raising $650,000 to fight hunger around the world. 
 
April 29, 2016

Woman holding child in Nepal.
One Year Later: World Vision update on Nepal recovery
World Vision joins the people of Nepal in remembering the one-year mark of the April 2015 earthquake - honouring lost loved ones while recognizing the strong community solidarity and support that helped save thousands.
April 25, 2016

Damage from the Ecuador earthquake.
Ecuador earthquake how Canadians can help
International aid and development agency World Vision is on the ground and responding to Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake centred in Manabi, northwest Ecuador.
April 18, 2016

Syrian refugee girl, Rama, 10, in the lounge shared by multiple Syrian families including hers.
Canada's new commitments to families displaced by war
World Vision is encouraged by today’s announcements from the Government of Canada signalling its on-going commitment to help vulnerable people displaced by conflict.
April 13, 2016

Boy collecting clean water from borehole provided by World Vision
Clean water: fact vs. fiction
Clean water changes lives, and the simple act of providing a new community in developing countries with access to this valuable resource makes a world of difference.

A new infographic released by development agency World Vision shows some unexpected facts and fictions about water issues in the developing world. It highlights significant ways lack of clean water is affecting millions of people, and the need for continued improvement.
April 12, 2016

Baby sleeping on blanket
Canadian focus on the most fragile
On World Health Day, the critical key for Canada to  help unlock further global progress in women's and children's health is to prioritize places affected by instability, conflict and disaster, says Canada's largest international development organization
April 07, 2016

Suits star Meghan Markle at the Watercolour Project fundraiser for World Vision Canada
Event hosted by Suits star Meghan Markle brings clean water to children
On World Water Day, March 22, hope-filled paintings created by students in Rwanda raised enough money to help World Vision build a well. The paintings were the focus of the Watercolour Project event, hosted by lifestyle expert and actor, Meghan Markle at LUMAS gallery in Toronto. 
March 24, 2016

In Lebanon, a Syrian refugee family burns garbage - mostly plastic - to stay warm. World Vision warns that Syrian children are more vulnerable than ever to violence, death, disease, malnutrition, child labour, and lost education.
Report reveals horrifying cost of conflict to Syria, its neighbours and children
US$275 billion, US$689 billion, US$1.3 trillion. These mind-boggling figures, revealed in a new report released today by aid agency World Vision, highlight how far the persistent and horrifying costs for Syria, its neighbours and its children have risen and will likely rise in the future. 
March 08, 2016

Three new friends smiling together at Syrian play date
Canadian kids welcome Syrian families to Canada at "play date" event
World Vision Canada and the Mennonite Central Committee helped bring together Canadian children and children recently arrived from Syria to make new friends in a fun environment.
March 05, 2016

Children in snowsuits site on an orange LOVE sign outside in the snow
Spreading the love in Hamilton this Family Day
World Vision Canada celebrates the generosity of Canadians with a special Family Day Event along Hamilton’s waterfront.  The community is encouraged to come out to Pier 8 on Monday, February 20 to enjoy free skating courtesy of World Vision Canada.
February 17, 2016

Two Syrian refugee children in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
Syria plan a "half-step in the right direction"
Today, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), a 17-member collection of global leaders, agreed to a plan for the cessation of hostilities and to accelerate and expand aid deliveries. But there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international aid agency.
February 12, 2016

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Canadian solutions for ending the Syrian crisis
World Vision Canada acknowledges the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it would cease airstrikes against ISIS by February 22. But there are additional steps that can and should be taken to end this conflict, according to the international aid agency.
February 08, 2016

Woman holding baby
Born On Time: new Canadian-led initiative tackles leading cause of child mortality
As International Development Week gets underway, major investments from public and private sources have created a Canadian-led initiative to tackle prematurity, now the leading cause of death in children under age five.
February 08, 2016

These girls in Tanzania demonstrate that friendship is the same all the world over.
Giving to others a sure-fire way to impress your Valentine
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, men and women across the country are preparing to wow their  loved ones with displays of thoughtfulness and romance to mark the most heartfelt day of the year.  For those who may be unsure about what to get their special someone, or how to impress a would-be Valentine, World Vision gifts are sure to be a hit, even science agrees. 
February 04, 2016

Syrian family outside tented settlement
Children’s lives at stake unless Syria Crisis funding ‘shifts up a gear’
World leaders gathering in London, England this week (4th February) must make a realistic and robust funding pledge for families who have fled the Syria conflict, and there must be serious commitments made to ensure humanitarian access for the millions of people still in need inside Syria, children’s charity World Vision said today. 
February 03, 2016

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