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
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
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
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
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
Largest New Year’s Polar Bear Dip in GTA
January 01, 2016
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.
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
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
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