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Why sponsor as a person of colour?

My first time “going home” was to visit the Compassion child my family sponsors, in the summer of 2011. Take “going home” loosely, because the Philippines was never my home. But it was and is the home of my family, and so, as with many first-generation Canadians, the Philippines came to mean some semblance of home […]

date: May 2, 2019
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A row of girls lie on their stomachs with their chins in their hands, smiling, with confetti falling around them.

What does it look like to volunteer with Compassion?

It’s National Volunteer Week and we are celebrating “all-things-volunteer” here at Compassion Canada! Did you know that there are over 1500 Compassion volunteers across the country? They show us that living compassionately can reorient our lives and affect the way we spend not only our money, but our time, too! We are thankful for each […]

date: April 5, 2019
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Our staff on the powerful impacts of sponsorship here at home

For those of us who work at Compassion, what we do every day is more than a job! We like to say that we are “here [at Compassion] for a reason”. That reason is, of course, the two million children we serve around the world. But more specifically, on each of our desks or some […]

date: March 14, 2019
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Dessert and a devotion: taste and see that the Lord is good!

Do you want an easy, delicious treat from the Dominican Republic to share with your family, along with a devotional to remind them of the Lord’s goodness? These coconut kisses are a favourite treat in Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. We hope you and your family enjoy this treat as much as sponsored children in the Dominican Republic do! […]

date: January 21, 2019
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63 years sponsoring children in poverty—our new hero!

For some of us, the decision to support Compassion came in the wake of a Hillsong concert, a Christian conference or word of mouth. For others, Compassion has just always been in their blood. 88-year-old Jean Toole hails from the breezy Maritimes of Halifax, Nova Scotia. For 63 years, she has been faithfully sponsoring children in […]

date: December 31, 2018
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Two boys wearing red Christmas hats have their arms around each other and smile at the camera through an open window.

How to shop ethically this Christmas

Nothing highlights the amount of material blessing we have in North America quite like Christmas. But it can also highlight the amount of excess in our lives. Instead of enjoying the abundance of Jesus in this season, we can sometimes feel like we’re drowning in stuff.   The sad truth is that some of this “stuff” has […]

date: November 29, 2018
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Patanree sits cross legged on the ground with her toys, looking at the camera as the sun beams into their hoe. Her mom sits behind her smiling at her.

For Patnaree, there was no time to waste

The birth of a child should be met with joy, not fear. But when Patnaree entered the world with a stomach deformity, her mother Chernaypaw was terrified. How could she possibly access the medical treatment Patnaree so desperately required? The lead up to the birth of her third child was filled with uncertainty for Chernaypaw. During […]

date: July 16, 2018
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Vahen and her husband pose in front a red carpet backdrop at the Miss Wheelchair Canada awards. Vahen wheres a teirah and smlies at the camera.

Miss Wheelchair Canada: God will restore what was lost

How God used a tragic miscarriage and several “coincidences” to forge a beautiful sponsorship relationship When you talk to Vahen King, who became the first ever Miss Wheelchair Canada in 2017, you immediately sense her unwavering confidence and her fiery grit. You become accustomed to her shared nuggets of wisdom, treasures from a shelf of […]

date: April 12, 2018
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How are you uniquely wired to respond to poverty?

Gaining a deeper understanding of God’s perspective on poverty can make a huge difference.

date: March 23, 2018
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This missionary to Bolivia uses his travels to bless Compassion children

We love that we are able to be part of the ministry of so many amazing Canadians! Here is one of your stories that inspired us this year. Alex Muir is a missionary with Pioneers Canada, and he travels several times a year to distribute solar-powered audio Bibles to remote villages in Bolivia. He and […]

date: March 1, 2018
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