World News & Stories

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".
From the Field The challenge and the beauty: a dancer's trip diary from El Salvador
In July of 2018, I travelled to El Salvador with a group of dancers to meet youth affected by violence. It was the most eye-opening, inspiring, and fulfilling nine days of my life.
Change Makers Turning outrage at injustice into action for good

For 65 years, we’ve turned our outrage at injustice into action, going wherever children are most vulnerable. One person can do something, but many, together, can make a greater impact. Justice requires action. Will you join the movement?

Change Makers Stephen's Story
Stephen's journey with World Vision Canada started in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down.
Anamul finds his voice
Anamul is from a small town where kids are taught to be silent. When he gets involved in leadership, he learns to use his voice for others.
Change Makers What my time in Ghana taught me about resilience

Ten years ago, my life completely changed while working in Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana. To have the opportunity to return to Ghana last fall, once again changed me forever. As a child sponsorship ambassador, I am privileged to share these stories.

Change Makers Meghan Markle: Humanitarian and Global Citizen
Meghan Markle has long been involved in humanitarian efforts and charity work – from volunteering in soup kitchens as a teenager, to advocating for gender equality with the UN and raising awareness for the world’s most vulnerable children.  
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!
Change Makers 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.
Safe haven at Sangilwa Dispensary
​In September 2016, Markham, Ont. resident, Cheryl Pitchford, traveled to Tanzania as a World Vision Child Sponsorship Ambassador. Here's her story.
Fishing for a better future
In September of 2016, Child Sponsorship Ambassador Stan Barriault traveled to Tanzania to visit children and their families. While there, he met one industrious father using fish to further his family. On my first day visiting families in Tanzania,... 
The Buzz on Beekeeping
Child Sponsorship Ambassador Katana Bosetti traveled to Tanzania to visit children and their families. While there, she met one unforgettable character.
Change Makers When Mauro meets Arman
Mauro visits his sponsored child, Arman, bearing gifts and seeking genuine connection.
 
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.

Making child sponsorship a family affair
Passion and purpose drive Christy and Colin Zacharias in their life, but most especially in their 18-year commitment to World Vision.  Their efforts can vary in size and scope, from taking part in two World Vision-led trips to Africa, to sponsoring a...
From the Field Encounters with generosity
A first-hand account of one Ghanaian community's generosity by Cindy Cook-Leamen, who is a Child Sponsorship Ambassador.
Change Makers Meeting my sponsored child

Questions raced through my mind as we got closer to the remote family farm. I was about to meet my sponsored child!!

Change Makers Actress Laura Vandervoort launches jewelry line

In early 2015, Vandervoort went on the journey of a lifetime to Kenya, to see the different projects that World Vision offers the community.

When schools and sponsors meet
​In September 2016, Markham, Ont. resident, Cheryl Pitchford, traveled to Tanzania as a World Vision Child Sponsorship Ambassador. Read about her experience.
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