World News & Stories

From the Field Creating equality through sport
When 16-year-old footballer Arpana, from Nawada, India, talks about the challenges of being excluded because of her gender, she’s referencing a reality for millions of Indian girls.
In the News Fair trade: what you need to know
The products we buy are sourced all over the world. Without fair trade, we could be contributing to the exploitation of workers – including children. Learn more.
In the News 2019: The year in review
As 2019 draws to a close, we’re taking stock of the year that was – the challenges we faced and the places where we see hope. Here are seven stories that had a big impact in 2019
Change Makers The ‘courageous’ mom behind the Polar Bear Dip
For the past 25 years, Gaye Courage and her sons have taken the plunge into the beautiful but frigid waters of Lake Ontario on New Year’s Day with hundreds of other enthusiastic dippers, to raise money for clean water. 
From the Field More than just healthcare
Small gifts bring big changes in the lives of mothers and their babies.
Voices Three ways to show your kids what generosity is all about amid this COVID-19 Christmas
Generosity is a learned behaviour, and Christmas is the perfect time to start. Here are three ways to show your children the joy that comes from helping others.
 
Voices Martine advocates for children in dangerous places
16-year-old Martine is advocating for vulnerable children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s most dangerous places.
Voices World Prematurity Day: Ending child marriage supports girls' empowerment and reduces premature birth
Assamoni, Morion and Hafcha - three teenagers in rural Bangladesh - are working to reduce preterm birth by ending child marriage.
Change Makers Too much stuff: How one small gift made a huge difference one Christmas
When Andrea started writing her Christmas wish list, she discovered she already had too much stuff! So she switched gears and asked for something a little different.
From the Field The story behind the catalogue cover girl
Get to know Bethlehem, the little girl with the infectious smile on the cover of this year's Gift Catalogue.
From the Field Why goats make the greatest gift
Goats are a popular pick with Canadians when it comes to charitable giving. Goats nourish children, grow gardens, start businesses and even save lives. Learn more.
In the News Why do we need International Literacy Day?
International Literacy Day is September 8. Literacy is a human right and transforms children's futures. What happens to a child's prospects when he or she is illiterate?
From the Field Lucky Iron Fish: A conversation with social entrepreneur and CEO Gavin Armstrong
We chatted with Gavin Armstrong to learn more about the story of Lucky Iron Fish, how they're impacting hundreds of lives and his hopes for the partnership with World Vision.
Change Makers Ottawa youth take a stand for gender equality

In 2019, youth advocacy is arguably what fuels the fire of global movements. Meet two young women who are fighting to put an end to violence and discrimination against women.

In the News What you need to know about the Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola is a highly contagious viral disease with a 60% mortality rate. Learn more about its symptoms, how it spreads and how to help children in affected areas.
Change Makers 8 ways to help change the world
As people grapple with how to create a more livable world, there are simple steps each one of us can take. Learn more about how you can help bring about change in the world.
Change Makers Canada to Cambodia: How a glowing heart can change a life
Kaitlyn Weaver talks about her experience as a child sponsor and the impact her trip to Cambodia will have on her work for children in the future.
In the News How story can change the way we see refugees, if we let it
70.8 million people were forced from their homes due to conflict, violence, or human rights violations by the end of 2018. The numbers can feel overwhelming, but if we let ourselves be touched by the stories, we might just be able to move beyond overwhelmed to act.
Voices Refugee: Nesadin’s story
Nesadin and his family escaped conflict in Sudan for a refugee camp in Kenya. But what does the future hold for a boy growing up on the run?
Voices Refugee: Shames’ story
17-year-old Shames and her mother lost everything when they fled civil war in Syria. Now they live as refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. She worries about her mother's health, and how they will make ends meet from day to day. One day she hopes to return to Syria and complete her education, but for now it's out of reach. 
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