New poll shows most Canadians would give the gift of good health

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - According to a recent Ipsos poll, most Canadians agreed that good health is their wish for family and friends this Christmas.  Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%). 

While we can't quite wrap gifts like health and stability to give to family and friends, by purchasing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue like Medicines for Children ($30), Start a Business ($100) and School Essentials ($10), you can provide these gifts to children who need it in developing countries.  

"Good health is a gift we don't take for granted.  Giving gifts like medicines, clean water and emergency nutrition mean this Christmas you can give the gift of health to children who need it in a real way."

-Lisa Fernandes, World Vision Gift Catalogue

Quick Facts:

  • 62% of Canadians surveyed would give loved ones the gift of health
  • The majority of respondents (88%) agree that Christmas is a time to help those in need
  • With 9 in 10 of Canadians agreeing that Christmas is too commercial, giving from the Gift Catalogue helps gift givers make a lasting impact.


What Canadians can do:

This Christmas honour others with meaningful gifts.  Last year, more than 50,000 Canadians gave gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue.


Background Information:

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between October 11 and October 14, 2016, on behalf of World Vision. For this survey, a sample of 1,000 Canadians from Ipsos' online panel was interviewed online. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval.  In this case, the poll is accurate to within +/ - 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For interviews or a complete copy of the survey and factum contact: Sarah Bartley - 905-565-6200 ext. 4054 or


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