World News & Stories

A different kind of Valentine
A World Vision Canada employee talks about how her children helped her think of Valentine's Day differently. 

Forget the sales: This is the best deal there is!
This young World Vision blogger gives you the moo-down on what a cow can mean to a family in need.

Four things I learned from spending Christmas far from “home”
A sandy Christmas can look pretty different from a white Christmas. But the spirit of giving and spending time with family is the same wherever you are.

Gift Catalogue blankets bring warmth against the chill
The gift of warm blankets is helping the children of this Bolivian community stay warm and healthy. 

Moms sew seeds of hope in Bolivia
In this corner of Cochabamba, Bolivia where urban meets rural, a group of women is changing lives, one tiny seed at a time. This Christmas, it is making all the difference. 

Hope from the humble egg
The humble egg is making an exceptional difference in the lives of children and families around the world. 

Five minimalist Christmas gift ideas
Five ways to make gift giving a little easier

Beating the need to get it right at Christmas
When the pressures of the holidays seem to be too much, this article reminds us of what is important.

Five ways for families to give back together
I believe that love can heal, empower and transform people’s lives. That’s why I feel extremely compelled to teach my daughter what it means to show love, compassion, generosity and empathy towards others. And what better time of the year to put this into action than Christmastime? Here are 5 ways for your family to give back this season.
 

Three ideas for a romantic Christmas season for two
Christmas can be one of the most loving times of year. Use these tips to plan the perfect romantic holiday interlude, or (not so) subtly pass them along to your special someone.

Get a goat give a goat: Rosemary's gifts keep giving

You may remember that last year we shared the story of Rosemary, a plucky sponsored child whose life was changed when her family received goats through World Vision’s gift catalogue. Well, her story didn't end there!


Change Makers Carve a Heart and share the love!

Put a little love on your doorstep this fall. Carve a heart into your festive pumpkin, and show your neighbourhood that you support the world's most vulnerable children. 


An honest talk about Mother’s Day, and how you can make it count
As a mother myself, I can tell you that I don’t need bubble bath, a box of chocolates or any more candles. But I would love to know that another mother’s life has been changed, even just a little, because of me. And that’s why I’m asking you to consider honouring a woman in your life this Mother’s Day, by helping a mother in need.

From the Field Generosity runs in the family
Two sisters training for the 100-metre dash barefoot, now train with proper equipment thanks to a gift delivered by World Vision.

From the Field Blanket of warmth
Odiille's old blanket wasn't keeping her warm during cold nights, so Canadian donors shared their warmth with a new blanket through Gift-in-Kind.

Change Makers How do Canadians give?

Canadians are pretty generous - that's a fact. How do we know? We've got the numbers to prove it! 


From the Field These Christmas gifts are human rights

This Human Rights Day, we're reflecting on a few gifts that offer hope for a better future, and can impact the lives of children and families forever.


From the Field Christmas sheep help families thrive in Mongolia
Dulamsuren is a 12 year-old girl in Mongolia. She lives with her family in this house, called a ger. A few winters ago, a blizzard devastated her father's herd of sheep and goats. 
 

From the Field These gifts transformed Rosemary's family

It all started when Rosemary's grandfather Danford received five goats in 2011. "Here comes the freedom," Danford said he told himself.


In Haiti, a goat can equal financial security

What does financial security look like for you? Money in the bank? Good investments? To my great surprise I found that in Haiti, financial security can look a lot like a goat!


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