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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

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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

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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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World Vision recognized for employment excellence for sixth consecutive year
Humanitarian agency named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for sixth consecutive year.
November 09, 2015

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Canadian aid agencies call for a “New Deal” for Syria's refugees
The international community must agree to a bold new deal for Syria’s refugees if it is serious about tackling the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, seven aid agencies warned today in a new report​.
November 09, 2015

Girl holding a goat sits in the grass
Holiday poll predicts Canadians will be more 'nice' than 'naughty' this year
Canadians are frustrated with what they see as an overly commercial holiday season, according to a recent poll, and hope to do more this season to focus on the aspects of the holidays that matter most. 
November 05, 2015

a boy and woman carry a large white sack from a pile, men in World Vision vests stand nearby
Providing aid in South Sudan’s conflict zones as food crisis spreads
As the latest Integrated Food Security Report (IPC) on South Sudan is released, World Vision reports it is reaching further into the country’s conflict areas to help stem a growing food crisis. ​
October 23, 2015

People looking at the damage from the Nepal Earthquake
Six months on - Nepal earthquake survivors face new challenges
Six months after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, World Vision continues to overcome enormous obstacles to help people in need in one of Asia's poorest landlocked nations. Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on April 25th, Nepal has struggled to rebuild in the face of political uncertainty and a shortage of fuel for vehicles, which has hampered the distribution of relief supplies, particularly in remote regions. 
October 23, 2015

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Federal election reaction from Canada's largest international NGO
As the election results become known, it's important to highlight the interest that Canadians expressed in global affairs during this campaign. Canada needs to build on its commitment to measures that improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children, according to World Vision, Canada's largest international relief, development and advocacy organization. 
October 19, 2015

Oscar Peterson sitting at piano
Oscar Peterson’s legacy lives on through donation to World Vision
World Vision is pleased to announce that Kelly Peterson, widow of legendary Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, has donated a portion of the proceeds of a recent online auction of her late husband’s personal effects.
October 19, 2015

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