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10 Years After the Tsunami: Finding Peace in Disasters

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 10:17 PM


A boy and and old woman wander the streets of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after tsunami waves pummeled their community in 2004.

As Canadians headed to bed on Christmas night, 2004, a giant earthquake rumbled beneath the waters of the Pacific Ocean. I awoke...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Rights

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 12:08 PM

In Mali, brothers Ousmane and Elhamadi recently received birth certificates, one of their rights as children. Children with birth certificates can more easily access health and education services provided by their governments.

Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention...

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Canada Must Show the World How To Care For 'Invisible' Children

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 5:45 PM


Dave Toycen is at the United Nations General Assembly, championing children like baby Amini. A new poll indicates that 88 per cent of Canadians feel children in conflict zones or on society's margins should be front and centre in aid...

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A Response to Kristy Woudstra's Piece From World Vision Canada's President

(19) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:06 PM

It was with much sadness that I read Kristy Woudstra's article published on this site on Thursday morning. Sadness because of what was written, but also sadness because of what it means for the work that World Vision Canada is so committed to doing.

When I look at...

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An Investment Today Could Save a Generation of Syrian Children

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 7:15 AM

Can the Government of Canada champion the children of Syria and save an entire generation from a horrific future no child deserves? We think it can.

Donor countries, including Canada, are attending a pledging conference today in Kuwait, and will be asked to support education and child protection initiatives...

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In 2013 Don't Make a Resolution, Leave a Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 4:23 PM

Canadians have reason to celebrate as we enter 2013. Despite a prolonged economic slump, a recent survey hints that we Canucks are more generous than our neighbours to the south. In a Harris Interactive poll conducted for World Vision, 68 per cent of Canadians said that they had...

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