What is the Global Food Crisis?

Right now, the world is hungry and in crisis. Tonight, as many as 828 million people will go to bed hungry.

These are unprecedented levels of hunger and as always, children living in poverty are the most vulnerable to exploitation, malnutrition, starvation and even death.

This is your invitation to respond. Join people across Canada to answer hunger with hope.

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How can you help?

Each year, Gifts of Compassion meet critical needs identified by more than 8,000 local partners that serve over 2 million children experiencing poverty around the world. Getting started is simple:


Choose a gift

Every gift meets a real need identified by local partners around the world.


Send a card

New this year!
Send an e-card when you purchase a gift in honour of friends or family. 


Empower children

Your gift helps children and families break free from poverty.

Give now
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A photo of Palamanga Ouali, Vice President, Africa Region, Compassion International

“To thrive, children and youth must first have access to the basics of life. There is nothing more basic than food.”

Palamanga Ouali

Vice President, Africa Region, Compassion International

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Gifts of Compassion work?

Each gift in our guide meets a real need of children and families living in poverty, identified by our local partners around the world. These gifts are designed to allow children and families living in poverty to have the resources, security, health, skills and opportunities they need to overcome poverty and thrive now and into the future.

When you give a gift in honour of a loved one, you can send an e-card to you to show your loved ones how their gift is transforming lives around the world! 

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Where can I learn about Compassion’s financial integrity?

Financial integrity matters to us. We take your trust seriously and are committed to faithfully stewarding the funds you give.

No less than 80 per cent of funds raised will be used for program activities. No more than 20 per cent will be used for fundraising and administration.

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Who is Compassion?

Over the last 70 years, Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty.

Today, Compassion partners with over 8,000 local partners who engage their expertise and faith in 27 countries. They deliver our proven child development program to more than 2 million infants, children and youth. Around the world, children, families and entire communities are being empowered to overcome poverty and thrive both now and into the future.

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