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Terry Chemij
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Press Releases & Resources

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

All the competitors from World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge after they pitched their ideas to a panel of Canada’s top business leaders.
Spero Analytics wins World Vision's food security innovation challenge
Spero Analytics, a company that works with farmers to use soil moisture information to aid water distribution that maximizes crop yield, took first prize and $20,000 at the third annual World Vision Social Innovation Challenge. 
July 16, 2018

Dave Toycen in Afghanistan classroom colouring with young girl.
World Vision Canada’s past President appointed to the Order of Canada
World Vision Canada offers sincere congratulations to past President, Dave Toycen, C.M., O.Ont., who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada today. The Order of Canada represents one of highest honours a civilian can receive, recognizing outstanding lifelong achievement, commitment to community, and distinguished service to the nation.
June 29, 2018

Participants from the 2017 Kelowna 6K for Water
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kelowna for the second annual 6K for Water
The second annual Kelowna 6K for water is happening on July 7 at Tugboat Bay with three special guests from the Harlem Glob
June 18, 2018

10 year-old Pavan is using his spade to break up the earth.
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, World Vision has released a new report on Canadian links to this global issue. The “Hidden Cost of Beauty” report uncovers the high risk of child labour in Canada’s multi-billion dollar cosmetics market and stresses the need for legislative action and other realistic solutions to address this Canadian issue
June 12, 2018

Leaders of Canadian coalition of development, humanitarian and grassroots advocacy organizations pose for photo.
Education is elevated on the global agenda
Canadian coalition of leading development, humanitarian and grassroots advocacy organizations welcomes historic announcement for the education of children - especially girls - living in crisis-situations.
June 09, 2018

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Canadian youth to march at G7 Summit, call on leaders to prioritize girls in crises
Today 75 Canadian students from across the country will march in Quebec City in support of girls living in conflict and disaster. The Canadian youth will all be wearing graduation robes as a direct plea to G7 leaders to prioritize the education of girls living in crises. Seven youth will wear special robes and tell the story of the “fragile seven”, seven girls with lives and futures that have been interrupted.
June 08, 2018

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