We’re grateful to the 53 Canadian actors, athletes, musicians, television personalities and celebrity bloggers who appealed to their vast networks on behalf of the children we serve. Some travelled overseas to meet those children, carrying their stories back to Canadians.
I want to continue learning more languages, like Swahili and French. I want to know about other subjects I haven’t even studied yet!– Anick, 9, Burundi
Ways in which you helped impact lives for good:
Strong partnerships with 1,304 Canadian churches and 635 Canadian businesses helped us reach further and do more for communities in need. On campuses, 57 passionate Youth Ambassadors and 33 student-led clubs spread the word about child poverty and injustice, inspiring others to get involved.
More than 8,000 people took our Conscious Consumer Challenge, working to change their shopping and lifestyle habits for the sake of children overseas. The Challenge was created to reduce child labour, by empowering Canadians to make different choices here at home.
Here in Canada, we helped ease the burden of poverty on more than 69,000 vulnerable children in 8 Canadian cities. We partnered with 102 local, grassroots organizations, giving girls and boys a chance to thrive.
We partnered with 12 Multicultural Ambassadors, prominent Canadians hailing from countries where World Vision serves. They helped change children’s lives by raising support here at home, to respond during disasters and harness development opportunities.
Our online advocacy network, Voices, grew to 73,962 members strong. They spoke up for exploited children by petitioning and e-mailing key decision-makers in Canadian business and government.