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6 practical tips to simple living in an Instagram world

In our culture, it’s easy to get bogged down by distractions that take our attention away from what really matters. Here are some simple ways to help you reorient your heart and your mind! _____ 1. Consume compassionately. When buying a new item, ask yourself these three questions: Is this something I need to purchase? […]

date: September 6, 2019
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A young girl in a white tshirt sits in a canoe wearing a backpack, on her way to school.

How do you get to school?

It’s September—and that means we’re headed back to school! Here on the Compassion Canada blog, we thought we’d take you through a Compassion back-to-school checklist series, with some inspiration from kids around the world! A Compassion back-to-school checklist: Get to school Pay tuition and buy school supplies Sign-up for extra-curricular activities Hit the books First […]

date: September 5, 2019
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Living simply in an Insta-filtered culture

Likes, stories, hashtags and DM’s: they’re the currency of our culture. For many of us, our eyes, our hearts and our hands are admittedly glued to a device that grants us a front row seat to the lives of our friends, family, celebrities, artists and influencers. And quite frankly, we can’t get enough. Popular social […]

date: September 5, 2019
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A group of Chachi children play on a pile of tires.

This local church is partnering with a local indigenous tribe to preserve their native language and protect their land from environmental pollution

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Languages”. (United Nations) The stories of the world’s indigenous tribes are diverse and varied. Many of Compassion’s local church partners around the world have the privilege of working with children and families from indigenous groups. They are able to […]

date: August 8, 2019
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Children in colourful traditional dress run through a field.

Who is my (indigenous) neighbour?

In this article: What can we learn from Canada’s treatment of First Peoples? Inspiring collaboration by local churches and the Shawi people in Peru and the Chachi people in Ecuador Ways forward together with our indigenous neighbours around the world ____ Six-year-old Colin’s bright smile points to a happiness that is also traditionally represented by […]

date: August 8, 2019
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“I am beautiful like my mother”

Precious Karunia bubbles with life. Her sweet smile and joyful demeanor are magnetic.  She is resilient in a world that resists difference.  She is strong in the face of adversity. She embraces each day in her home of South Bongkudai with a joyful song on her lips— running and laughing with friends whimsical and care […]

date: July 25, 2019
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Three boys sit on the ground with their backs to the camera, leaning against a chain link fence. They are looking at a basketball court, holding basketballs.

A look at basketball around the world

It’s been just over a month since the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. Old news or not, I’m still celebrating—and will be all summer! I love basketball—partly inspired by my Filipino heritage. In the Philippines, basketball is not just a national sport. It’s a national pastime—a way of life. So much so, that the […]

date: July 18, 2019
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Three individuals walk into the Compassion Experience in a single file line, wearing headphones and holding iPods.

Stepping into the story

A girl in the Dominican Republic grows up under the care of a single mother after being abandoned by her father. A boy in Kenya is arrested and sent to jail for stealing a small loaf of bread for his starving family. Sometimes, when we hear the stories of the children in Compassion’s program, it […]

date: July 12, 2019
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Is Compassion Canada a scam?

Shortly after I started working for Compassion 10 years ago, my brother-in-law, a thoroughly reasonable man, asked me if Compassion really supported nearly two million children around the world, or if it was all just a front with a handful of poor-looking kids as a façade. He’s not alone. Many of us have read the […]

date: July 11, 2019
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A humble tenacity

Pastor Darío is an unassuming man with a friendly presence and a warm smile. He may not draw much attention in a crowd, but there’s something magnetic about the love he has for his community and his confidence in God’s faithfulness. Pastor Darío and his wife, Yeni, raised their three children in Etén, Peru, where […]

date: July 5, 2019
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