Syrian refugees move to Azraq
The opening of a new refugee camp in Jordan marks a sad but significant milestone in the Syrian refugee crisis, according to the international humanitarian aid agency World Vision. The camp, which is located near the community of Azraq about 100 km east of Amman, has been under construction for several months and has the capacity to host 130,000 people.
April 29, 2017
Protecting education from attack
Members of the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG) and the International Child Protection Network of Canada (ICPNC), wrote to commend the Government of Canada for taking a strong stand against attacks on education by endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, as well as for endorsing and implementing the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.
April 10, 2017
Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip celebrates Canada's 150th
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, the biggest and longest-running charity dip in Canada, returns on New Year's Day 2017. To celebrate the first day of "Canada 150", nearly 1,000 dippers have set a fundraising goal of $150,000 for clean water projects in Africa.
December 29, 2016
How Canadian companies can stop child labour
Business, education and civil society leaders gather to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour
December 21, 2016
Poll shows most Canadians would give the gift of good health
According to a recent Ipsos poll, most Canadians agreed that good health is their wish for family and friends this Christmas. Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%).
December 19, 2016
A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement by World Vision
World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes. Measuring 1,047 metres, 7,335 candy canes were formed in lines and featured a giant heart, with the help of students from Hamilton District Christian High School.
December 15, 2016
Aleppo: How Canadians can help
As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional families who are attempting to escape the fighting.
December 14, 2016