Are you looking for a practical way for your church to deepen the conversation about sharing Christ’s love with the world? Do you want to find a way to strategically and effectively address poverty?

If you’re asking those questions, then we have a great opportunity for you!  Get a glimpse of how God is moving the church around the world as it sets children and families free from all forms of poverty in Jesus’ name.

Join us for a Live Global Update with special guest Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President & CEO, Compassion International

  • When: February 9, 2021 at 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST.
  • Where: Zoom – Register here.
  • Who should join: Canadian Pastors and church leaders passionate about addressing poverty and equipping their churches.
  • What to expect: Jimmy will share how 2020 impacted local church ministry for Compassion’s network of 8000+ church partners around the world, and how Compassion plans to continue standing with the local church in 2021.


Siska and Anita, two teenage girls in Compassion’s program stand in front of the new toilets located at their Compassion centre. Here, they can finally feel safe.

About Compassion Canada

For over 50 years, Compassion has partnered with churches in Canada to craft effective strategies that empower local communities and strengthen the global Church. We love to walk with churches as they pursue their unique calling to equip the people they serve in their communities and to reach out with love and compassion to those in need.

At Compassion our mission is to see children set free from poverty so that they thrive physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.

Jimmy Mellado - President and CEO of Compassion International

About Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President & CEO, Compassion International

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado is President and CEO of Compassion International, a global ministry that is dedicated to holistic child development through sponsorship. Jimmy is passionate about Compassion’s church-based approach to rescuing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. The son of an engineer, Jimmy spent his childhood in the developing world and saw firsthand the powerful impact thriving local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Before taking office as CEO of Compassion International in September 2013, Jimmy served for nearly 20 years as the president of the Willow Creek Association. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and is an accomplished athlete who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games for his birth country, El Salvador. Jimmy and his wife have three adult children and three grandchildren. They’ve been passionate Compassion sponsors since 2005.

Compassion Canada

Compassion Canada