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Sep 20, 2019, 08:15 ET World Vision launches Chosen™, ushers in a new era of Child Sponsorship

Children now have the power to choose their sponsor MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - For the first time in its seven-decade history, World Vision is launching a new invitation into child...


Aug 20, 2019, 18:00 ET 61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees' engagement on safe, voluntary return

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, Aug. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Nearly 1 million Rohingya are still waiting for justice and a say about their future, two years after being forced from their homes by mass atrocities...


Jul 02, 2019, 11:17 ET University of Waterloo students win World Vision's Social Innovation Challenge

Students propose seaweed-based packaging to overcome mounting plastic waste dumped in rivers and lakes MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Virtuous Waste, a team of five students from the...


Jun 18, 2019, 09:00 ET Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham's unforgettable photos to mark World Refugee Day

World Vision's "Untold: Behind the Headlines" will be held in the West Wing of Toronto's Union Station from June 18-20 Standing #WithRefugees, the free event features new photos, interactive virtual...


Jun 07, 2019, 08:52 ET Canadian youth committed to continue advocating for women and girls' health and rights

World Vision's youth delegates at "Women Deliver" gender equality conference commit to working for the health and rights for all women and girls. MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - As the world's...


Jun 04, 2019, 15:05 ET Bold Canadian Pledge to Women and Children's Health and Rights at "Women Deliver" Conference in Vancouver

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada announced a $1.4-billion investment over ten years to women and children's health and rights at the "Women Deliver" conference in ...


May 23, 2019, 11:34 ET New Study Highlights Corporate Canada Support For Supply Chain Legislation as Government Launches Public Consultations

Leading academic, investor and development organizations address the impact of modern slavery and other forms of exploitation in global supply chains MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - A new study ...


May 01, 2019, 09:00 ET Communities across Canada take on the Global 6K for Water challenge

Global movement seeks to raise funds for World Vision's clean water projects in Congo MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Starting May 4, thousands of people across Canada will lace up and join...


Mar 22, 2019, 13:05 ET Children left vulnerable in Cyclone Idai aftermath

One week after cyclone, children separated from families are particularly at risk of exploitation Rising floodwater bring fresh concerns for those without shelter and access to clean water and food...


Mar 12, 2019, 09:00 ET Syria crisis: 8 years on, the suffering must end

World leaders meet to discuss support for the future of Syria and the region and the largest refugee crisis of our time MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - World Vision is urging the Canadian...


Feb 15, 2019, 10:33 ET Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world's largest...


Feb 14, 2019, 11:51 ET Venezuela crisis set to worsen in coming days, says World Vision

Resources are needed to provide food, medicine and protection to arriving Venezuelans World Vision is concerned about the impact of the crisis on children and families MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 14, 2019...


Feb 12, 2019, 10:05 ET Government of Canada commits to measures towards ending child and forced labour in corporate supply chains

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it would initiate consultations on corporate supply chain legislation this year. The statement is a positive step...


Feb 04, 2019, 08:00 ET Canadians Celebrate International Development Week

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians across the country are marking International Development Week (Feb 3-9) by celebrating the role we all play in eliminating global poverty and injustice....


Jan 29, 2019, 11:21 ET Canadians Speak Out Against Child Labour in Supply Chains

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 50,000 Canadians have signed a new petition demanding that Canada takes action against child labour, modern slavery, and other human rights violations ...


Jan 28, 2019, 08:00 ET World Vision honours Canadian "Heroes for Children"

World Vision Canada awards recognise extraordinary Canadians for their passion to help the world's most vulnerable children MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Passionate Canadians who have worked ...


Jan 01, 2019, 17:46 ET Canada's bravest celebrate New Year with cold water plunge

Courage Polar Bear Dip achieves fundraising target of $120,000 for World Vision's clean water projects MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of brave thrill-seekers raised a toast to the New ...


Dec 28, 2018, 14:53 ET Media Advisory - Canada's longest-running charity Polar Bear Dip set to take place on New Year's Day

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - WHAT: The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, will take place on New Year's Day in Oakville and...


Dec 04, 2018, 09:30 ET Media Advisory - Canada's biggest-ever charity Polar Bear Dip takes place on New Year's Day

OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - WHAT: The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, will take place on New Year's Day in Oakville and will...


Nov 26, 2018, 10:00 ET World Vision Gift Catalogue continues to provide gifts that matter

Canadians have purchased almost 2.5 million meaningful gifts since 2001; this year's catalogue contains new fair trade artisan gifts MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Since 2001, Canadians have...


Nov 20, 2018, 09:47 ET World Vision appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Sumair Mirza named COO of Canadian relief and development agency MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - World Vision Canada announced today that Sumair Mirza has been appointed Chief Operating...


Nov 09, 2018, 08:00 ET Rohingya Repatriation Risk

World Vision joins more than 40 agencies deeply concerned about the dangers of a premature return of refugees to Myanmar MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, World Vision Canada, alongside...


Oct 16, 2018, 15:19 ET Taking Action On Canada's Child Labour Problem

New Government of Canada report calls for legislation to address supply chain risk in consumer products MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and...


Oct 02, 2018, 13:19 ET Massive earthquake and tsunami leave Indonesia in dire need of international assistance

Over two million people may feel the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday,...


Aug 23, 2018, 10:57 ET One Year On: World Vision Calls for Access to Education, Official Status for Rohingya Refugees

One year after their arrival in Bangladesh, the 890,000 children and adults living in limbo in the world's largest refugee camp need Canadians to see their plight and take action. COX'S BAZAR,...