World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision provides emergency relief and long-term community development programs in nearly 100 countries throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The organization also educates the public on poverty- and justice-related issues and advocates on behalf of the poor and children in crisis.

Entries by World Vision

It Makes Sense To Help Children In The World's Toughest Places

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 4:38 PM

By Elly Vandenberg, Senior Director, World Vision Canada


No time for half-measures. A young girl suffering from malaria recuperates in Kuajok Hospital, South Sudan. Photo by Andre Forget.

This week, Prime Minister Trudeau articulated that Canada would refocus international development assistance on...

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I Understand What It's Like To Live On The Move

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 10:42 AM

By Megan Radford, World Vision Canada, with files from Kathryn Reid

When I was a kid, my family had a long-standing joke that we never lived in a house more that two years. I've now lost track of the number of houses and apartments I've called home....

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The Chilly Shelter Of An Iraqi Family Forced From Home

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 4:53 PM

By Suzy Sainovski, Communications Director for the Syria Crisis Response, World Vision

For the past two weeks of school vacation, many Canadian children have enjoyed lingering in bed in the mornings, snuggled under the covers. But for children forced from their homes by violence in Syria and Iraq, warm...

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Christmas Is The Same At Heart No Matter Where You Go

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM

My younger sister, Beth, at a children's Christmas party in Senegal.

By Megan Radford, World Vision Canada

Crashing waves, warm sunshine, palm trees lit up with lights and the sound of children laughing as they play soccer in the street. For many Canadians, this may not sound like a typical...

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How To Survive The Holidays From The Comfort Of Your Couch

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 4:51 PM

By Sarah Bartley, World Vision Canada

Let's be honest: the Holiday season brings a sleigh-load of extra work.

The calendar is jammed with events and parties. There are all those presents to buy. While this sounds like fun to the busy-bodies among us, it can be a bit...

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Refugee Children Face Different Conflicts, Know The Same Struggles

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 11:53 AM

Polish refugee children at the refugee camp in Tengeru, Tanzania. Teresa Latawiec identified middle.

By Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada

The holiday season is a time for many Canadians to celebrate the wonder and potential of their children, typically with a shower of presents and other treats. And why...

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What's Your Role In Welcoming Syrian Newcomers?

(8) Comments | Posted December 8, 2015 | 4:17 PM

By Hugh Brewster, National Manager of Canadian Programs, World Vision Canada

The first planes filled with Syrian refugees are touching down in Canada this week. And as these families step onto the chilly tarmac, a transformation will take place.

We will no longer just be following their heartbreaking stories...

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5 Ways To Dress Up For Holiday Events - Without Breaking The Bank

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 11:09 AM

By Sarah Bartley, World Vision Canada

With the holiday season come lots of fun events. It's a time of year to get together with friends we might not see that often, for some laughs and yummy treats. This is especially exciting for moms like me, for whom the rest...

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5 Ways To 'Give Smart' This Giving Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 1:40 PM

By Genevieve Barber, World Vision Canada


When you donate chickens to a needy family overseas, a Canadian company will add its own donation. It's just one way you can 'give smart' this give this Giving Tuesday. Photo/World Vision

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These Are The Faces Of Resilience In South Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 4:10 PM


By Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada

Proud perseverance. Women who have lost their husbands and sons to conflict have bound together in solidarity at a camp for internally displaced people supported by World Vision and the Government of Canada. In most locations, 90...

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On World Food Day, Treat Yourself While Helping Others

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 9:00 AM

By Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada


Baby Boua enjoys his nutritious porridge in Mali. Photo by World Vision

I LOVE turkey. Yet, there's so much more to my lifetime love affair with the great gobbler than a belt-loosening Thanksgiving Day eat-a-thon. It's that...

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What Happens When Girls Flee Conflict Zones

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 10:25 AM

By Patricia Mouamar

Patricia Mouamar is a communications officer with World Vision Lebanon. For International Day of the Girl (Oct. 11), she reflects on the challenges faced by refugee girls who've fled a war zone.

World Vision Photo

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How Canada Is Helping Children in the World's Most Fragile Country

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 9:23 AM

Decades of conflict in South Sudan have put millions of people on the edge of survival, but Canadian funds are making a world of difference for some of the most vulnerable children on earth.

By Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada

Outside, the temperature creeps past 40 degrees Celsius as...

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My Responsibility as a Millennial to the World's Children

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 9:07 AM

By Megan Radford, World Vision Canada


Megan in Senegal, shortly after her high school graduation.
You may remember the white rubber wristbands that so many Canadians started wearing a decade ago. As a member of the so-called "Millennial Generation," I was...

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Celebrating Canadian Humanitarian Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 9:31 AM

By Brett Tarver

A black canvas bag was yanked down over my head. I suppressed an urge to panic as I was suddenly drowned in suffocating darkness.

Someone nearby shoved me to my knees, bound my hands tightly together, and thrust my arms forward in a shoulder-burning stress position....

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Winning An Olympic Medal Comes With Great Responsibility

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 6:20 PM


Canadian athlete Cheryl Bernard is used to delivering world-class performances in cold places. In 2010, she led the women's curling team to silver-medal victory at the Winter Olympics. She recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with World Vision Canada, to raise awareness for exploited children...

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How a Young Humanitarian Is Leaving a Legacy of Clean Water

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 9:55 AM

By Sarah Bartley, World Vision Canada

One year ago this week, Alex Foto, a young woman who was helping change the world, was killed in a tragic accident while riding her bike. But this weekend, Alex's work will continue on through a...

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How This Lawyer Is Helping Change the World

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Dawn Devoe, general counsel for World Vision Canada, has just been named one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2015 by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

From a very early age, I understood that one of the toughest things in life was to be poor. I learned...

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Thinking Twice About Syrian Children This World Refugee Day

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 12:59 PM

By Suzy Sainovski, World Vision International

On this World Refugee Day almost four million Syrian refugees, equivalent to the populations of Toronto and Montreal combined, are far from home and wondering if they will ever return to the life they knew. The Syrian...

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As An Actress, I Saw Real-Life Drama in Kenya

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 6:20 PM


Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress, best known as Elena Michaels on SPACE's hit TV series "Bitten," and her roles as Sadie Harrison in the television series "Instant Star" and Arla Cogan in the sci-fi crime series "Haven." Here, she shares the powerful...

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