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In the News Flexibility: What makes World Vision Canada a top employer
Why was World Vision a Canada Top 100 Employer in 2023? Hear directly from some of our team members—and apply to join us today!
Change Makers Education in emergencies: The key to unlock human rights
Education is under crisis for over 200 million children globally. Michael Messenger talks with Yasmine Sheref, director of the UN’s Education Cannot Wait.
Generosity through sponsorship transforms lives
At World Vision, we’ve seen time and time again how generous acts can uplift and transform lives in beautiful ways. With the help of sponsorship, the needs of countless children across the world have been met. What’s more, our vision for all the world’s children can grow closer to reality.
From the Field These women work in dangerous places—and they love what they do
Storytellers Josephine, Lucy, and Andreea all work in different countries, but share something in a common: a love for humanitarian work.
Change Makers Refugee voices must drive refugee education
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
Voices Canadian youth vote: Apathy isn't the problem—it's accessibility
The problem with low youth voter turnout isn't youth apathy—it's the lack of opportunities for youth to get involved in political engagement, according to World Vision's youth advocates.
Change Makers Meet 4 climate youth activists who will inspire you to take action
From Kenya to Mongolia, on Earth Day, meet these four youth activists taking the charge in making climate action happen in their communities.
From the Field Gender equality: A recipe for success in development programming
What are the ingredients for long-lasting gender equality across the world? Get the breakdown from the experts—we sourced these key strategies from 10 years of programming.
Change Makers Refugee education needs refugee voices
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
Change Makers The shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls
Christine Amisi of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC talks about holistic care for survivors of sexual violence with Michael Messenger to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
From the Field 5 green solutions to help the world’s most vulnerable cope with climate change
The world’s most vulnerable countries contribute very little to climate change, yet they often pay the highest price. Here are 5 green solutions to help the poor cope with climate change.
Voices Warning: your groceries may contain child labour
Despite some progress, more than three million children work to support their families. Read Oscar, Elijah and Fernando's stories in their own words.
Change Makers 7 ways to stoke the fires of social justice this Christmas
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 7 ways to honour children's rights and further equality and empowerment among the most marginalized people in the world.
Change Makers Alex Trebek, Humanitarian
World Vision Canada pays tribute to Alex Trebek, television personality, host of Jeopardy! and long-time ambassador and advocate for children living in poverty.
In the News Humanitarian crisis in Idlib: Fadi’s story
15-year-old Fadi lost his arm in an airstrike in northern Syria. Now he and his family are navigating life in a displacement camp with close to one million other people whose homes have been destroyed.
From the Field International Women's Day: Meet women and girls who inspire us
Working for equality is not something we can do alone; we each have a role to play. Meet some of the women and girls who are inspiring us as they work to create a gender equal world:

 
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 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 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.
Change Makers 8 tips for being a youth advocate
Our generation today is rising up, knowing that we have the power as youth to change the world through our voices. Here are eight tips I've learned on how to sustain your fire for changing the world.
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