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The impact of a water filter

It’s only 2:00 a.m., but 11-year-old Yelekal is awake. He rubs sleep from his eyes and slips into his sandals before grabbing two empty jerry cans and quietly heading out the door. Yelekal unties the family’s donkey and straps the jerry cans to his saddle so they’re balanced on either side of the donkey. Then […]

date: March 20, 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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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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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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Why give an animal this Christmas?

You might have seen some furry or feathery creatures in this year’s Gifts of Compassion gift guide. Have you ever wondered how we decide what animals to include? Well the answer is we don’t—the local churches we partner with do. Compassion partners with local churches in the developing world to respond to the needs of individual […]

date: December 5, 2014
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Empowering local communities to protect their resources

Compassion is focused on holistic child development—we help children grow into adults who are able to identify the problems around them and are empowered to take action. Part of that education is teaching children about the importance of being good stewards of the land around them. The places where Compassion works can be the most […]

date: November 21, 2014
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