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. 

Change Makers Five reasons we still do the Polar Bear Dip every year
With 32 years of experience braving the frigid waters of Lake Ontario, the Courage Brothers are Canada’s highest authority on how to keep yourself motivated this Polar Bear Dip.

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.

Change Makers Running for water, on water: No excuses for the Global 6K
As the director of a church charity that has sponsored water projects in Africa, Ed says he is "aware of the incredible benefits of safe water." So when Ed and Dyanna's church was hosting a Global 6K walk for clean water, for them, there was no excuse not to participate. Not even the fact that they'll be at sea on the date of the event.

From the Field 17 reasons to hope in 2017

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 17 reasons to have hope in 2017.


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! 


Change Makers Canadians share joy with kids in Tanzania

In September a group of Canadians collected donations provided by friends, family, colleagues, doctors, and even dentists to give to children in Tanzania. Read more about what it was like seeing those donations distributed.


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.


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