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One coin at a time

By Cesiah Magaña Carlos is two years old. He lives with his family in a small town on the banks of the Usumacinta River, nature’s border between Mexico and Guatemala. The region is a mosaic of cultures, the primary being the Ch’ol, an indigenous people descended from the Mayans. Like many rural towns in Mexico, […]

date: March 5, 2015
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Thank you for your Gifts of Compassion!

You’ve done it again. Year after year, our supporters blow us away with their generosity. This year, Canadians gave 14,663 Gifts of Compassion. If we wrapped these up in boxes and stacked them in front of the CN Tower, we would have 16 stacks as tall as the tower! See the difference you made: Did […]

date: February 27, 2015
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Fishing for Change

The New Anointing Assemblies of God Church building in Akuse, Ghana, is small and obscured by the other buildings around it. It has been here for many years, but the community didn’t notice it much. But now, this church is the talk of the community. A year and a half ago, Compassion began partnering with […]

date: February 23, 2015
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What does sponsorship have to do with social justice?

Today is World Day of Social Justice. According to the United Nations, “We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” You might […]

date: February 20, 2015
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Faith through fire

New Year’s Eve is a big event in Ecuador. Families and friends gather to “burn away” the old year and start the New Year fresh by setting life-sized effigies of political figures and celebrities aflame. But on New Year’s Eve 2011, a celebration in Guayaquil, Ecuador, quickly turned to horror. Children had soaked an effigy […]

date: February 12, 2015
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Reaching further through youth development

How can we make an even bigger difference in the lives of children living in poverty? That’s the question we’ve asked ourselves over the last several years as we’ve prayerfully evaluated our programs and their effectiveness. As effective as Compassion’s holistic child development ministry is, there was a lingering question: how do we further engage […]

date: January 26, 2015
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The earthquake in Haiti: Snapshots of one boy’s story

Erickson is a 15-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Before the earthquake, his dad didn’t have a job, so his mom, Kerline, supported him and his siblings by selling second-hand clothes. Erickson and his sisters practice math on the side of their home before the earthquake. Life was hard enough. Then the earthquake hit. Erickson and […]

date: January 16, 2015
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Five years later

Compassion’s continuing relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are providing lasting help for children and their families.  I’ll never forget that Tuesday, even though I was thousands of miles away. I had traveled to Haiti the year before and was enchanted. I loved the round, rolling words of Haitian Creole and the buttery […]

date: January 15, 2015
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Rebuilding Haiti with small businesses

In the devastating earthquake in Haiti five years ago, people lost not only their homes but also their means to earn an income. With nothing left, many were unable to provide daily food for their families. Using $1 million of donations to our Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, Compassion worked with local churches to provide small […]

date: January 14, 2015
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Haiti five years later: Thoughts from our president

Five years ago, Compassion Canada’s President and CEO, Barry Slauenwhite, had just arrived in Haiti to lead a group of Canadian pastors when the earthquake struck. He witnessed the devastation firsthand, but on several follow-up trips to Haiti, Slauenwhite has also seen the progress that has been made. Here are some of his thoughts on […]

date: January 12, 2015
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