World News & Stories

In the News Climate change can drag families deeper into poverty
Floods, droughts, cyclones - climate change is hardest on the world’s poorest people, as weather patterns turn deadly, destroying homes and disrupting livelihoods.
From the Field The power of a bar of soap in the world's largest refugee camp
Simple soap and water are one of the best defences against COVID-19. But, without soap, children aren’t amply armed to ward off deadly viruses like the novel coronavirus.
From the Field Pump it up: Solar-powered network delivers clean water to refugees’ doors
Funded by Global Affairs Canada, World Vision recently completed construction of a solar-powered water network in the world’s largest refugee camp. This innovation comes just as the COVID-19 pandemic is gripping the world. 
Change Makers A world-changing idea: the Live Like Alex Water Walk

She led a life dedicated to making the world a better place. Though I never met Alex, I still consider her a role model of mine. Because of this experience, I've become inspired to make a difference in our world- and you can too. 

Change Makers Silfab Solar helps unlock the power of the sun for clean water
Silfab Solar is partnering with World Vision to use solar technology to bring clean water to vulnerable communities in Somalia benefitting more than 23,000 children.
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. 
Change Makers Running for water in the face of adversity
After finding out this year’s World Vision Global 6K coincided with the anniversary of her diagnosis, Valerie Switzer took it as a sign.
 
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 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 Stephen's Story
Stephen's journey with World Vision Canada started in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down.
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.
A community’s quest for water
Imagine having to walk several kilometers to get safe water. Bertelene and her community had better ideas: a new well in their neighbourhood.
 
Water and toilets: Essentials for learning!
Hassana’s school days look a lot different now that her primary school has its own water and sanitation facilities.
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!
From the Field We pray for rain: Drought & hunger in Somalia
I've never seen a place so dry. “You have places like this in the U.S.?” asks Mohammud, a nutritionist with the Somali team. “Kind of,” I say. “There’s a place they call Death Valley.”
 
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.
Clean water made accessible
​Not long ago, the lack of clean water was a major concern to the Nadowli community. As their major source of water was not suitable for consumption, schools, households and farms were affected.
From the Field Soso's success
Getting water to Soso’s community was an uphill battle.  Thanks to support from Canadians, everything’s flowing much smoother.
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.
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