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Theresa Schroder
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Lisa Sorge
Director, Strategic Communications​
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Press Releases & Resources

Government of Canada commits to measures towards ending child and forced labour in corporate supply chains
The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it would initiate consultations on corporate supply chain legislation this year.
February 12, 2019

Canadians celebrate International Development Week
Canadians across the country are marking International Development Week (Feb 3-9) by celebrating the role we all play in eliminating global poverty and injustice.
February 04, 2019

Canadians speak out against child labour in supply chains
More than 50,000 Canadians have signed a new petition demanding that Canada takes action against child labour, modern slavery, and other human rights violations in corporate supply chains.
January 29, 2019

World Vision honours Canadian “Heroes for Children”
Passionate Canadians who have worked to give children the opportunity for a full life wherever they live, were honoured at the annual World Vision Heroes for Children awards on January 27, 2019. The recipients have helped World Vision shape the world into a better place for the world’s most vulnerable children.
January 28, 2019

Hundreds of Polar Bear Dippers run into Lake Ontario at Coronation Park in Oakville.
Canada's bravest celebrate New Year with cold water plunge
​Hundreds of brave thrill-seekers raised a toast to the New Year with a splash into the near-freezing waters of Lake Ontario as they participated in the Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, at Coronation Park in Oakville, Ontario.
January 01, 2019

Boy from India digging for mica flakes.
Proposed Canadian Modern Slavery Bill draws needed attention to a pressing issue
Today in the House of Commons, the Honourable John McKay, P.C., Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, tabled the Modern Slavery Bill. The proposed bill would oblige Canadian corporations to report on measures taken to prevent and reduce the risk of child and forced labour in their supply chains and would ban the import of such goods.
December 13, 2018

Karen, Jenel and Jesse of the Philippines smile while looking out their window.
World Vision hunts for the next change-makers
World Vision is seeking out the sharpest brains across Canada to design next-generation solutions that will solve some of the world’s crucial development challenges.
December 12, 2018

Dippers running through cold water at Oakville Coronation Park.
Canada’s biggest-ever charity Polar Bear Dip takes place on New Year’s Day

The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, will take place on New Year’s Day in Oakville and will aim to raise over $120,000 in funds for World Vision’s clean water initiatives.

December 04, 2018

A smiling Resheal holds one of his chickens, offspring of one of the chickens his mother received in 2004 from the Gift Catalogue.
World Vision Gift Catalogue continues to provide gifts that matter

Canadians have purchased almost 2.5 million meaningful gifts since 2001; this year’s catalogue contains new fair trade artisan gifts.

November 26, 2018

Sumair Mirza named COO of Canadian relief and development agency, World Vision.
World Vision appoints new Chief Operating Officer
World Vision appoints new Chief Operating Officer, Sumair Mirza.
November 20, 2018

A Rohingya refugee girl at a World Vision nutrition centre in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Repatriation Risk
World Vision joins more than 40 agencies deeply concerned about the dangers of a premature return of refugees to Myanmar.
November 09, 2018

Woman making a heart shape with her hands.
2018 Giving Season
Find stories and images about the gifts offered in World Vision Canada’s gift catalogue, and the impact those gifts have made. Participate in a life-changing journey by helping others give meaningful gifts this Christmas. 
October 23, 2018

  A young girl working in a shrimp processing plant in Bangladesh. Shrimp is a significant Canadian import with a high risk of child labour involved in its production.
Taking action on Canada's child labour problem
Canada’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has issued a new report entitled: “A Call to Action: Ending the Use of All Forms of Child Labour in Supply Chains.” The report offers realistic solutions, including legislative action, that can and should be adopted to address child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international development and relief organization.
October 16, 2018

Survivors stand in the debris from the recent Tsunami in Indonesia.
Massive earthquake and tsunami leave Indonesia in dire need of international assistance
A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a three-metre high tsunami. The number of casualties has grown to over 1200 and is expected to further rise in the coming days. Early estimates indicate the full scope of the crisis could impact over two million people.
October 02, 2018

A young girl washes clothes for her family in a Bangladesh refugee camp. Without access to education and other opportunities, girls are at a greater risk of dangers such as early marriage and trafficking.
One Year On: World Vision Calls for Access to Education, Official Status for Rohingya Refugees
One year after their arrival in Bangladesh, the 890,000 children and adults living in limbo in the world's largest refugee camp need Canadians to see their plight and take action. 
August 23, 2018

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