Advocate news and training

December 2019

Stories weave their way through time. Shared around tables, at bedtime, over hot cups of coffee and in over-stuffed armchairs. Tucked in book pages, the papery voices of grandfathers, and the script of the children’s Christmas play. We gather around stories. Each December we rustle through the pages of our Bibles and the dog-eared places […]

October 2019 Newsletter

This Thanksgiving, many of us are busy preparing. It may be planning a special meal, preparing for guests in our home, or making travel arrangements to be with the ones we love. Being prepared creates opportunities to make meaningful connections. We tend to prepare well for the things that matter to us. What matters to […]

September 2019 newsletter

It seems that all at once we are entering the last few months of the year and autumn is unfolding around us. As we kick off this new season, we would love to share some inspiration and encouragement with you! We received this blog post written by Heidi, one of our amazing volunteers in BC. […]

June 2019 newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to share an encouraging devotional that we trust will inspire you as you draw close to Jesus and as you offer your time and gifts for His kingdom work. In Ontario, spring was late this year. Buds and blooms struggled to come out at their usual time, waiting for […]

May 2019 Newsletter

Little things. Little things like a conversation, a phone call, a “yes,” a handwritten note, a smile or a prayer. Life is made up of the little things. Little moments that string together to make up our stories. It has been said that the Christian walk is rarely those mountain top moments (and we all […]

April 2019 Newsletter

The future is BRIGHT because of amazing Volunteers like YOU! Did you know that April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week across Canada? We love this time of year, giving us that extra opportunity to recognize and thank you – our volunteers – in the many ways you serve and share in the mission of Compassion! […]

March 2019 Newsletter

Never Have I Ever is one of those imaginative campfire games made fun by the people you are with. Have you ever played it? Never have I ever hugged a cow… Never have I ever bungee-jumped… Never have I ever changed my favourite colour… Never have I ever…. And you fill in the blank! In […]

February 2019 Newsletter

Simple. It seems to be one of those trendy words right now as we manage busy lives – simplicity, minimalism, reduce – all in attempt to find value and meaning. We do not want to mindlessly race through our lives. How much more do we feel this as Christians and volunteers with Compassion! We want […]

January 2019 Newsletter

NEW. A new year. A new start. A new opportunity. What makes the start of a year so appealing? There is something about a fresh, unmarked calendar that offers us possibilities and opportunities missed the year before. It compels us to dream a little, to think about what we want the days ahead to look […]

December 2018 Newsletter

Hope. A simple, yet powerful word that saturates our holiday season’s greetings, décor, and reflections. Some of us begin the Christmas season by lighting the advent candle of Hope as a bright, warm, and beautiful symbol of the hope we have in Christ. There are many other symbols for hope. The rainbow, the cross, a […]

November 2018 Newsletter

Raising money for Compassion at any time of the year can be easy and fun – and a great way to be involved as a volunteer! Rather than large group events and hours of organization, there are some simple ways to make it a “FUNdraiser” and impact children and their families in a great way. […]

October 2018 Newsletter

Thanksgiving was celebrated last weekend across Canada and we trust you were able to spend some time reflecting and giving thanks. As a team we also gave thanks for all the ways you serve on behalf of Compassion’s ministry! The survey you just completed this summer clearly reflected your desire and passion to continue to […]

September 2018 Newsletter

Could it be that time already? Summer is definitely drawing to a close as children and youth across Canada put on their backpacks, meet their teachers and discover new friendships. We want to fill your “backpack” this month with some great supplies for you as you volunteer with Compassion! There is something for everyone. We […]

July 2018 Newsletter

What kinds of activities do you enjoy during the summer? Perhaps thoughts of campfires, gardening, bike rides, swimming or some vacation time start filling your mind? Some of my favourite activities are getting on my bike, wearing flip-flops and enjoying reading under a shady tree. As you enjoy the summer sun and all its blessings, […]

June 2018 Newsletter

It’s easy to take advantage of those little moments to share a thought or two and encourage someone that they can make a difference! Be prepared for those moments by deciding now how you will effectively share. If you have one minute or less: Often someone will ask you, “What’s new?” or “Anything interesting going […]

May 2018 Newsletter

We don’t have to search hard to find in God’s Word that we were created and designed for community. It’s woven into the fabric of our being. Research shows us that more happens when we are together. More ideas. More efficiencies. More accomplishments. More joy. More purpose. More children released from poverty! More is great! […]

April 2018 Newsletter

Celebrating YOU! I’ll be honest, we get pretty excited around here at Compassion Canada whenever there is something to celebrate…which is often. Working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name can be challenging to the heart; so, when we hear stories of all that God is up to and how he graciously works through […]

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 What do you what to know? We know that learning about how Compassion ministers to children and families living in poverty is important to you, as is staying current with our ministry around the world. With the surplus of information around us, sometimes there is just too much to read and take in. […]

February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 “I think if you are nervous and even if it shows it’s okay because people know that you are putting yourself out there, which makes the message even more sincere.” Sheila from Ontario Have you found yourself excited about sharing YOUR Compassion story with others this year? Or, are you nervous, perhaps thinking […]

January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. A new year is upon us and it’s a great time to look ahead with hope and anticipation of what will happen this year! We can’t wait to see how God is going […]