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Two smiling children in Tanzania hold up a brown and yellow Bible.

Faith leaders are the most trusted source on global poverty

Whom do you look to when seeking information about global poverty? According to a new report by Barna Group, in partnership with Compassion International, there is one source above all others that Christians trust regarding information on global poverty: Their faith leaders. Everyone trusts pastors…except for pastors themselves! The graph below reveals the breakdown (from […]

date: October 4, 2018
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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami strikes Palu, Indonesia

On Friday, September 28th at 6 pm, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s central coast by the city of Palu. The earthquake lashed through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which activated a three-metre-tall tsunami. Along with the city of Palu, the tsunami impaired the city of Donggala and numerous other coastal settlements. Thankfully, at this […]

date: October 1, 2018
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Urgent prayers needed: Super Typhoon Mangkhut

UPDATE, October 3 Praise God, none of Compassion’s church partners were damaged in the typhoon. Eight of the churches had to limit their programs immediately following the program, but are resuming normal activity. Forty-eight beneficiaries were impacted by the storm. Some were temporarily dislocated, while others’ homes were damaged. Praise God, no Compassion beneficiaries or […]

date: September 14, 2018
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Thai Cave Rescue: Christians gather to pray and praise God

Christians from all around the Chiang Rai District of northern Thailand gathered on Sunday, July 22, to praise God for the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, including one Compassion-assisted youth, after being trapped more than a week in a flooded cave system. The majority of the soccer team participated in a […]

date: July 26, 2018
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The view into daylight from the mouth of a cave in Thailand.

12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thailand cave

  UPDATE October 1: Thailand cave rescue: How churches were a light in the darkness One of our photojournalists, Ryan Johnson, had the opportunity to interview Christians from Thailand about how they came together to respond to the crisis of the Wild Boars soccer team who became trapped in a flooded cave this summer. Be […]

date: July 23, 2018
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A blonde woman in a blue shirt crouches, surrounded by six children wearing colorful tribal shirts

Get to know our amazing President Elect: Allison Alley

After 35 years of ministry, Compassion Canada’s current President and CEO, Barry Slauenwhite, will be retiring in 2019. After a diligent search, Compassion Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Barry’s successor when he retires: Allison Alley. Allison will become the fourth president of Compassion Canada. She has led our Advocacy team for five […]

date: July 5, 2018
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Announcing the Next President and CEO of Compassion Canada

We are pleased to announce that our board of directors has selected the next President and CEO of Compassion Canada: Allison Alley. She will replace Barry Slauenwhite, who has filled this role for the past 24 years and is retiring in October 2019. Allison will become the fourth president of Compassion Canada’s child development ministry […]

date: February 1, 2018
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A girl holds open two curtains. Looking through it and smiling.

How can churches respond to hunger in a sustainable way?

Families facing hunger in the aftermath of drought are getting relief and long-term solutions thanks to our church partners. Flora Karisa, 13, wakes just as the sun rises, the pink sky barely visible through the palm trees towering outside her window. Flora cautiously moves about the tiny room where her five siblings and mother, Zawadi, […]

date: January 9, 2018
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A young Indian girl is embraced by her mother. They sit in front there home which appears to be in a slum.

Honouring God’s work in India

How sponsors and donors enabled the Church in India to transform lives over nearly half a century. After 48 years of serving India, Compassion had to make one of the hardest decisions in its history—to leave India.  Compassion reluctantly ended operations in India on March 15, 2017, after serving children in the country for nearly […]

date: January 6, 2018
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Haiti after Hurricane Matthew—one year later

In the past weeks, we’ve been seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. Many of you have responded with compassion, just as you did nearly one year ago when Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, blew through Haiti, taking approximately 1,000 lives and causing $2 billion in damage. Your compassion restored lives After […]

date: September 14, 2017
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