Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker
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Joan Kelley is a Toronto based writer, humanitarian, producer, model and TV Host of Red Carpet Diary among others. She loves to write in a heartfelt manner, telling stories that mean something. Follow Joan at

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Finding Laughter in the World's Toughest Places

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 12:24 PM

Canadian funny couple Colin Mochrie (left) and Debra McGrath (far right) share more than world-class comedic talent. They love spending time with some of the poorest children on the planet. Joan Kelley talked with them recently.


Joan: The two of you...

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How the Property Brothers Use Their Fame to Help the World's Poorest

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 10:45 AM


JD, Drew and Jonathan Scott on a World Vision trip to India.

They're known on television as the Property Brothers. Drew scouts neglected houses and negotiates the purchases, while twin brother Jonathan works magic through renovation. But there's a lot you may not...

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Canadian Country Music Superstar a Bright Light for Children in Need

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 10:11 AM


Author Joan Kelley and Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright have something in common: in the midst of busy lives in the public eye, both women volunteer with World Vision Canada. Joan's recent conversation with Michelle sheds light on many aspects of...

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Canadian Dynamo Emerges from Refugee Camp Childhood

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:03 PM


Jennifer Moonfoxy (right) with the author in Canada.

Canada is home to people from all over the world, each with a unique story. Many have endured and sacrificed to be here including my dear friend, Jennifer Moonfoxy.

Today, Jennifer is a successful...

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How I Remember Rwanda

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 6:16 PM

Ten years ago at the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide I went to Rwanda with World Vision. I knew it would be a difficult trip, but I had no idea the impact that trip would have on me going forward. Now, as we near the 20th anniversary of the...

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The Power of Kids

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:18 PM

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Joan Kelley Walker with Todd Bender, founder of City Kidz in Hamilton

Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, I never really knew what bullying was. Our town was made up of around 200 people. I went to school with 36 kids and that...

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How We Can Take Action Against Child Labour

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:43 PM

It's been some time now since the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a devastating and needless tragedy for countless people. The only good thing to come of it is that more people around the world have started to realize the price of cheap goods. This disaster that killed more...

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Creating Triumph in a Tragic World

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 3:15 PM

It is a sobering realization that not a day passes when we are not assaulted with tragic events that happen in the world. Some are natural and cannot be avoided, like earthquakes or floods. Others are the aftermath of decisions made by people who seem to think differently from the...

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Checkout Aisle Mama Drama

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 11:51 AM

The other day, I observed a mother obviously frazzled in a line at a store. Her three young kids were demanding of her attention and her hands were full, including the smartphone ringing in her hand. She was aggressive and abrupt to the sales person and her children. She appeared...

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A Humanitarian in High Heels

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 8:33 AM

Ladies, I want to talk to you about your feet. Where they take you, and how the journeys you encounter all come down to how you got there.

I have the privilege of authoring a chapter of the latest book in the series Making it in Heels. I write about...

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