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Theresa Schroder
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m 587-830-4286

Lisa Sorge
Director, Strategic Communications​
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Press Releases & Resources

A very happy Canada 150. Contest winner Celina Close (right) with Canadian icon Tom Cochrane (middle) and World Vision Canada Chief Marketing Officer Lara Dewar (left) on Canada Day in Kitchener, Ontario.
Trip of a lifetime with Tom Cochrane
Oakville, Ontario resident Celina Close is the lucky winner of the Mad Mad World 25th Anniversary Fan Contest. As part of the prize, she will embark on a trip of a lifetime to Nepal this Fall with Canadian music legend and humanitarian Tom Cochrane.
July 21, 2017

David Custer and Jaylene Kemp start their ride in the Rocky Mountains.
Canadian cyclists take on the Rocky Mountains for Somali water project
A group of seven cyclists will be riding 1100km through the Rocky Mountains, their only access to water being the fresh water sources they find on their route.
July 05, 2017

Three South Sudanese children outside tented settlement.
World Vision Canada President available for media interviews from the world’s largest refugee settlement on World Refugee Day, June 20

Michael Messenger, President, will be available for media interviews from the world’s largest refugee settlement on World Refugee Day, June 20.

June 20, 2017

​A young girl working in a shrimp processing plant in Bangladesh.
Canada's child labour problem
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, World Vision has released a new report on the Canadian links to this global issue. The “Canada’s child & forced labour problem” report uncovers the high risk of child and forced labour in common Canadian household products, the overwhelming Canadian consumer demand for legislative action and other realistic solutions required to address this Canadian issue. 
June 12, 2017

Country star Dean Brody is coming to Kelowna, BC
Dean Brody joins World Vision 6K for Water
Multi Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) and Juno award-winning Canadian country music star Dean Brody is coming to Kelowna, B.C., announced World Vision Canada today.
June 09, 2017

Mina, 12 years old, is a brick worker from Bangladesh
Event: Ottawa Child Labour Challenge
On World Day Against Child Labour, June 12, more than 100 Ottawa students in grades 4 and 6 will experience realistic simulations of what it's like to be one of 85 million kids around the world who suffer in dirty, degrading and dangerous jobs.  
June 09, 2017

Cyclists riding for clean water.
Making a ‘Wheel’ Difference: Community Bikes for Clean Water
This weekend more than 250 cyclists rode 10km, 30km, 50km or 90km to raise funds for clean water. Local bike guru Chris Grant of Alberta Bike Swap was in attendance to provide an orientation for the course.  
June 06, 2017

World Vision logo
Local charity donates laptops in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday!
In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Oakville charity, Corporations for Community Connections (CFCC) is providing 150 refurbished laptops to World Vision Canada. These laptops will support education initiatives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  
May 29, 2017

Woman with baby waiting to be weighed and measured at a hospital in Kenya
Famine Relief Fund
World Vision Canada commends the Canadian Government for establishing a Famine Relief Fund to help those impacted by the hunger crisis.  World Vision Canada joined other aid organizations in urging the Federal Government to match private donations for humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, Nigeria and neighbouring countries. 
May 29, 2017

Alex Weber, founder of Wheels for Wells, and his brother Jonathan at last year’s event.
Sixth annual community ride for clean water
Wheels for Wells is inviting Calgary residents to bike 10km, 30km, 50km or 90km to raise awareness and funds for the World Vision Canada “Build A Well” project in Sudan. 
May 29, 2017

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G7: Blah Blah Bust
This year’s G7 summit has ended without substantial commitments to help the world’s most vulnerable, according to humanitarian and development organization World Vision Canada. Instead of meaningfully addressing the world’s most pressing problems, more attention was paid to handshakes. Unless Canada steps up in 2018, the days of the G7 as a forum for real visionary change may well be numbered.
May 27, 2017

Tommy Tam, professional golfer in the PGA Chinese Divisin speaks to media camera.
Brooke Henderson is golfing for a cause
Canadian LPGA star and 2015 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year Brooke Henderson will be featured at the first Annual World Vision Golf Tournament, this June 23 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham. 
May 26, 2017

Boy receiving treatment for malnourishment in Somalia
Canada’s G7 priorities
As leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations gather in Italy for the G7 summit, World Vision urges the Canadian federal government to demonstrate leadership on the international stage by prioritizing humanitarian and development commitments to deliver real change to the most vulnerable. 
May 25, 2017

Participants at the finish line at World Vision's Global 6K for Water.
Local support for a global cause: Walking 6K for clean water
This weekend hundreds of runners and walkers, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, braved the dreary weather to participate in World Vision's Global 6K for Water. 
May 08, 2017

Woman giving baby a drink of water.
Mayor, Olympian and hundreds more walk and run for clean water
Team World Vision will be hosting the world’s largest 6K Walk for Water in Richmond Hill. With over 500 participants from the GTA in attendance and over $50,000 raised nationally, this run will be full of energy and participants determined to make a difference no matter what their age, ability or personal circumstances.
May 08, 2017

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