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I think Canadians are compassionate because…

In this year of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary as a Confederation, we’ve been thinking of all the things we love about this great land. We are proud of our country for so many reasons, and one that resonates especially strongly here at Compassion is Canadians’—you guessed it—compassion! In the 2016 World Giving Report, which surveys […]

date: June 29, 2017
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Why do you volunteer?

April is Volunteer Month. (Woohoo! Hooray! Toot toot!) Have we told you lately how much we love our volunteers? Without volunteers, Compassion simply wouldn’t be able to help nearly as many children living in poverty. Volunteers in our field countries give their time at Compassion centres at local churches to care for children. And volunteers […]

date: April 6, 2017
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A school portrait of Joshua Riddoch. He's wearing a coloured shirt, a black vest and smiling at the camera

Can a 10-year-old change the world?

We recently heard from one of our supporters, 10-year-old Joshua from Quebec. After becoming a sponsor several years ago, Joshua decided he wanted to share with his fifth grade class about how they, too, can change the world. Here’s the inspiring presentation Joshua gave to his class in December. I’ve decided I’m going to tell […]

date: January 5, 2017
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Kids with boxes full of bottles and cans.

The kids trading bottles—for wells

The Butt children spend an hour every morning studying their Bibles and every night at the Beer Store. It all started five years ago when their family faced some unexpected financial difficulties. Roy and Angela Butt of Aurora, Ontario, had always been generous, sponsoring a child with Compassion each time one of their four children […]

date: November 4, 2016
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Put the Fun into Fundraising!

The sun is hot, the days are long and school is out. It’s summer! And everyone is eager to experience the joys those summer months can bring. Late-night bonfires, camping and beach days are a lot of fun…but making a difference for someone in need can be, too! A great way to do this is by hosting a fundraising event, which—believe it […]

date: June 1, 2016
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Fairness and faith—a sponsor’s reflections on her trip to the Dominican Republic

I wasn’t sure what I was feeling that Sunday morning as we stepped into Compassion centre DR-337 for church, into a space I felt was sacred yet intimidating. It has taken a few weeks to finally understand what I was feeling during my week in the Dominican since I just couldn’t put it into words. […]

date: March 29, 2016
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How Canadian sponsors changed a family’s life

Do you ever wonder how big of an impact your sponsorship is having on your Compassion child? You learn a little from your child’s letters, but it can be hard to know what their life would have been like without your support. Lini Sopoco and her husband, Gil, have been sponsoring Diana in Uganda since […]

date: March 9, 2016
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Blue Jays, baseball fields and building Bautista

How one Compassion sponsor is helping to build a baseball field! Each year, Lea Patterson from Grande Prairie, Alberta, likes to choose a gift from Compassion’s gift guide to support. Usually, she chooses something relatively small that she can afford on her own, like a goat or a toilet. But last year, she heard about […]

date: November 2, 2015
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Women helping women

They walked down a dirt road on the outskirts of León, Nicaragua, to Vanessa’s home. It was a patchwork of metal and cardboard with just a few plastic chairs for furniture—quite different from Jocelyn Erhardt’s home in Calgary, Canada. Jocelyn and a group of her friends had come to Nicaragua to witness firsthand what life […]

date: February 20, 2015
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How can we celebrate our Compassion children?

We love to celebrate the special people in our lives—our spouses and children, our friends and family—not just for their achievements, but who they are. But how can we celebrate our Compassion children in the same way? Watch as Averil Shadd shares how giving a monetary birthday gift allows her to celebrate her Compassion child […]

date: February 11, 2015
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