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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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8 ways a bicycle empowers a child

In honour of World Bicycle Day, we want to take a minute to tell you why at Compassion, we are huge fans of bikes! Did you know that all across the globe, in many low and middle-income countries, children have to walk massive distances by foot just to get to school? In fact, one of […]

date: May 30, 2019
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3 young Rwandans pursue peace after genocide

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” -Matthew 5:9 _____ *Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. It’s been 25 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and though time has passed, the people of Rwanda will never be the same. The genocide was started in April of 1994 […]

date: March 29, 2019
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Seeds of hope

Filadelfo simply wants to provide for his family. But with seven children to feed, it’s a struggle for this dad in Honduras just to keep his family together. “Our 17-year-old son crossed the Mexican border last year,” he shares. “It was a heartbreaking decision for us to let him go, but we had no choice.” […]

date: January 22, 2019
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How can a pig help save the rainforest?

What does it look like to cultivate and to keep creation in a way that glorifies God? What does it look like for a people to cultivate their relationship with each other and their homeland? And what does that look like when the only way you can stay alive—the only way you know how to […]

date: November 22, 2018
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4 ways a cow can empower families after genocide

“My name is Felix and my mother lives with HIV. Life in our home is difficult. When my siblings and I go outside during the day, my mother watches us leave from the doorway. She does not like to go outside. She says she feels ashamed. She tells us she would like to work to […]

date: November 19, 2018
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A girl in a white shirt and a yellow skirt sits on a wooden table and reads a book.

5 books that will revolutionize how you view poverty

Understanding poverty is so key in shaping our response to need in the world—and keeping us out of the all-too-common pitfalls of aid. We asked Compassion leaders from around the world what books have revolutionized their understanding of poverty. Grab one of these books, a cup of tea, and start learning about how you can […]

date: November 8, 2018
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Cybersex trafficking targeting children in the Philippines

*Warning: This account contains disturbing details of sexual violence.  “How can an abused child praise God the Father, when she was raped by her own father? How can the children thank God when they are being hurt and punched in the face every day? How can they sing songs when their own mothers are taking […]

date: October 18, 2018
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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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Love > Poverty: a Compassion podcast

Welcome to Love > Poverty: A Compassion podcast, where we will explore the creative ways that Christians around the globe are joining in the movement of fighting poverty with love. Hosted by Joe Long of Compassion Canada, Love > Poverty features interviews with a diverse collection of Christian professionals from all spheres of the workplace, on topics […]

date: September 30, 2018
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