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Press Releases & Resources


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

Animal carcasses are scattered across Somalia’s landscape as its people face acute malnutrition due to drought and conflict.
Looming famine threatens child survival as 
5 million face starvation in Somalia
The lives of hundreds of thousands of children are at risk as millions face the threat of famine in Somalia, warns World Vision.​​
January 19, 2016

Children outside of refugee tent in winter
Canada extends lifeline to Syrian children
World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it will extend match funding through the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund until the end of February.
January 07, 2016

Polar Bear Dip - dippers running in water in costumes
Largest New Year’s Polar Bear Dip in GTA
A festive New Year tradition and Canada’s largest charity dip, the Courage Polar Bear Dip​ returns for its 31st annual event on New Year’s Day 2016.  This year is on track to be the biggest year yet, with almost 1,000 dippers and thousands of spectators expected to cheer them on.   
January 01, 2016

Dippers running in from the cold waters at Coronation Park, Oakville, ON
A record-breaking year expected at this year's Courage Polar Bear Dip
An annual tradition that beckons to the most adventurous, and perhaps the most wild and wacky,  is on track to be the biggest Courage Polar Bear Dip in its 31-year history.
December 21, 2015

Teams from World Vision and Staples Advantage Canada fill backpacks with school supplies for Syrian refugee children arriving in Canada
Backpacks for Syrian kids
World Vision and Staples Advantage Canada team up to help Syrian children get “back to school” in Canada​.
 
December 17, 2015

Girl with chicks. Hawa Balde, 6yrs. Senegal.
Give more with your charity dollar this Giving Tuesday
Burnbrae Farms, one of Canada's leading egg producers, is partnering with the World Vision Gift Catalogue to help Canadians give more on Giving Tuesday.
December 01, 2015

Four boys standing by tree in reforested area
Canada's new climate change commitment
World Vision welcomes Canada's new $2.65 billion contribution to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. 
 
November 28, 2015

Girl child labourer carrying bricks
Canadian government signals new priorities on National Child Day
Prime Minister Trudeau released an encouraging statement to mark National Child Day (Nov. 20), according to World Vision, Canada’s largest child-focused international development organization.
November 20, 2015

Markham Counillors donate to World Vision Canada for Nepal Earthquake Relief
Markham Councillors donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief
Tommy Tam of the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li and Markham Councillor (Ward 2) Allan Ho present a cheque for $51,520 to World Vision Canada’s Lara Dewar to support the aid agency’s on-going Nepal Earthquake Response. The generous donation combines the proceeds from two fundraising events organized by the councillors.
November 15, 2015

An round golden world map ornament with a red bow in front of a blue background of stars
Holiday screenings give families the gift of time together
The holiday season is about sharing love, helping others and bringing your family together. The World Vision Gift Catalogue team is giving families the gift of time together, with two complimentary screenings of modern holiday film favourites: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf.
November 13, 2015

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