World News & Stories

Change Makers Rodney Blyth takes a walk of faith
When I think about retirement, I picture myself sitting in a rocking chair on a porch. Rodney Blyth, 63, has taken a different approach. The retired school teacher walked across Canada last summer for Raw Hope.
Change Makers Youth council makes great ripples of generosity

Karen Ng didn’t set out to become a leader, but through her involvement with the Toronto Multicultural Youth Council she has impacted the lives of 15 sponsored children.

Change Makers Fred Penner pens “Somebody Believes” after hearing sponsored child's story
The improbable friendship between Fred Penner and former sponsored child Edgar Gonzales inspired the newly-released, "Somebody Believes".
Change Makers Giving back as a way of life for teachers turned alpaca farmers
Kathy Enright and Corinne Côté have spent their lives giving back, first as teachers, and now as alpaca farmers.
Change Makers Make a splash with these costume ideas for the Polar Bear Dip

With each passing year, Polar Bear Dip costumes get more imaginative! Here are 10 ways past dippers have made a big splash. What will your costume be this year?

Change Makers Christmas traditions around the world
Have you ever wondered how your neighbour celebrates Christmas? We asked some sponsored children from several countries to share their holiday traditions.
Change Makers Chickens and Childhood Dreams
One childhood dream came true because of a simple gift of chickens.
Change Makers How to make the holidays truly wondrous for kids
Discover seven ways to experience holiday wonder with your kids, without abandoning traditions or breaking the bank.  
Change Makers Chicken power
This summer, Brett Tarver got to witness first-hand what most generous Canadians don’t have a chance to see - chickens provided by World Vision’s Gift Catalogue being distributed to Ethiopian families in need.
Change Makers Changing lives - starting with theirs
After a trip with World Vision to Honduras in 2015, mother-daughter duo Monica and Carolyn embarked on a mission to bring ethically-crafted items to the Canadian market. 
Change Makers Head over Hooves: refugee families welcome new “kids” into their homes
Amelia and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Susan, eagerly await the arrival of their two new family members. They aren’t alone: dozens of families are here today, all equally excited for the delivery of kids (baby goats) from World Vision’s Gift Catalogue. 
Change Makers Five ways to have a greener Christmas
The holiday season can be so hard on the planet we love. All too often, the traditions we embrace come wrapped in layers of paper, reams of plastic and mountains of disposable shopping bags.
Change Makers A Tanzanian lesson to BEE the change this Christmas
Since the late 1990s, the global bee population has been in decline, as a result of climate change, increased pesticide use and mite infestations. People across the globe have taken steps to help save the bees by setting up beehives right in their backyards. Meet Ernest from Tanzania, and read how beekeeping has changed his life.
Change Makers 5 ways to reduce stress this holiday season
Christmas comes but once a year – and that’s plenty for most of us. Many people meet life’s pressures quite well. And then December arrives. Why are we so vulnerable during that time?
Change Makers Stephen's Story
Stephen's journey with World Vision Canada started in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down.
Change Makers Cycling across Canada
Manjit has taken on the challenge of cycling across Canada to raise funds and awareness for girls continuing education in India
Change Makers Solomon’s Six Kilometres
Solomon grew up in a community where he had to walk long distances to find water. Now he’s walking 6K so children like him don’t have to.
Change Makers 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.
From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
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