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Kids with boxes full of bottles and cans.

The kids trading bottles—for wells

The Butt children spend an hour every morning studying their Bibles and every night at the Beer Store. It all started five years ago when their family faced some unexpected financial difficulties. Roy and Angela Butt of Aurora, Ontario, had always been generous, sponsoring a child with Compassion each time one of their four children […]

date: November 4, 2016
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8 Reasons Why Your Family Should Do Step Into My Shoes

There is a lot of brokenness, pain, poverty and suffering in our world. Raising a young family in the midst of it all can be scary, intimidating and challenging—never mind talking to your kids about all of that brokenness. Where would we even start? How could we ever help our children understand when we hardly […]

date: September 7, 2016
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Put the Fun into Fundraising!

The sun is hot, the days are long and school is out. It’s summer! And everyone is eager to experience the joys those summer months can bring. Late-night bonfires, camping and beach days are a lot of fun…but making a difference for someone in need can be, too! A great way to do this is by hosting a fundraising event, which—believe it […]

date: June 1, 2016
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My journey of faith

One sponsor, Greta Fehr, shares about growing closer to Christ after visiting Nicaragua.  I grew up in a Mennonite Christian home that was very legalistic. I tirelessly tried to please God and fill the void in my life by keeping all the rules. I never knew for certain if my good works would outweigh my […]

date: April 11, 2016
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Fairness and faith—a sponsor’s reflections on her trip to the Dominican Republic

I wasn’t sure what I was feeling that Sunday morning as we stepped into Compassion centre DR-337 for church, into a space I felt was sacred yet intimidating. It has taken a few weeks to finally understand what I was feeling during my week in the Dominican since I just couldn’t put it into words. […]

date: March 29, 2016
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Advocating for children—a family affair

When Carol Wilson went on an Exposure trip to Nicaragua to meet her sponsored child, it didn’t just change her life—it changed her entire family! Carol: I first sponsored a child with Compassion in 2005. I was drawn to Compassion because I had come to believe that it was vital for children to hear the […]

date: March 2, 2016
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Glory and poverty

I look out the bus and to my left, I see the ocean flash its shades of turquoise and blue. On my right, lush, green hills. Glory. Absolute, beautiful glory. I imagine the Garden of Eden couldn’t have looked much different than Haiti. Then the pristine landscape is interrupted by shacks and dirt. Mounds of […]

date: October 8, 2015
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Bringing gifts: blessing your Compassion child

You’re off to meet your Compassion child! But what gifts should you bring? Along with your presence, any gift you bring will become a prized possession. Here are some ideas: Toys & activities Give a soccer ball and pump—your child will become the community hero! Art activities will be fun to do with your child, and […]

date: September 30, 2015
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Meet Sharon

Volunteers, we want to introduce you to your secret weapon as a volunteer with Compassion—the one person that can help you with whatever you need: Meet Sharon McDonald, Compassion’s Volunteer Engagement Specialist. Sharon’s passion is for you, our volunteers. Whether it’s with training, advice or encouragement, Sharon’s here to take the guess work out of […]

date: July 20, 2015
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Dads making a difference

At Compassion Canada, we are so blessed by our volunteers who give of their time and energy to help one child at a time get the care and support they need. And since Father’s Day is coming up, we wanted to celebrate just a few of the amazing dads who volunteer for Compassion. We have […]

date: June 10, 2015
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