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A girl sits on the floor of her living room reading a letter from her sponsor.

How to write your sponsored child in a time of crisis

In this season, you might find yourself wondering about the safety and health of the child you sponsor. Maybe you’re longing to communicate with them—ask how they’re doing, tell them that you’re praying for them. These are great questions to be asking. They reveal your heart for children in poverty, which gives us so much […]

date: May 14, 2020
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Timothy, Abigail and James take a selfie.

WATCH: Take a (virtual) trip with this Calgary couple to meet their Compassion child

Timothy and Abigail MacDonald are committed Compassion sponsors and volunteers. In 2018, they had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines to meet the child they sponsor, James! To kickoff National Volunteer Week, we thought you’d enjoy watching their mini documentary about their trip, which they recently shared on their YouTube channel. If you’re feeling […]

date: April 17, 2020
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This girl memorizes her sponsor’s letters

Think your letters don’t matter? Think again—Lizbeth values her sponsor’s letters so much that she memorizes them! When we look at the big picture of the life of a child living in poverty, writing a letter can feel like we’re not doing enough. Filling a page with words seems trivial next to an empty belly […]

date: March 5, 2020
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Julio stands in the doorway of his home, smiling.

Beating cancer with the support of community

It was news that no mother ever wants to receive. “Your child has lymphoma and leukemia.”

date: February 4, 2020
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9 Awesome Things You Were Part of This Year

2019 was an incredible year in many ways for Compassion Canada! Because of our supporters, we were able to see more children and families empowered to break the chains of poverty and oppression. From providing shelter for refugees to giving a family of triplets a brand new home, you served those around the world in creative ways. Take a look at some good news stories from 2019 illustrated by us, just for you!

date: December 27, 2019
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A candle on a table.

Postures of Advent: A Compassion Advent Series, Week 5 (Christmas Eve)

There’s room for you, your doubts and your busyness on the journey. Let’s walk on. ____ Week 5: Arms Wide But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born […]

date: December 24, 2019
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FAQ Cheat Sheet for Sponsorship

At Compassion, we value you, our partners in mission, deeply. Our hope is to be transparent with the ins and outs of our ministry. One of the ways we do that is by addressing your questions—big or small!

date: October 24, 2019
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A Cynic’s Guide to Sponsorship & Letter Writing

When it comes to child sponsorship, there is no shortage of questions and misconceptions about its effectiveness and ethics. We’ve heard every question in the book! And honestly—we get it. Committing to a relationship with a child across the globe is not something you want to do blindly. In this day and age, when we […]

date: October 24, 2019
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A boy walks on a path outside his school, wearing a uniform and backpack.

What does your classroom look like?

As we head back to school this month, we’re taking you through a Compassion back-to-school checklist here on the Compassion Canada blog, 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 We’ve shown you how kids […]

date: September 26, 2019
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A group of students throw their graduation hats in the air.

The future is bright when kids in poverty get education

In this article: How education inspires students in poverty to dream. How education helps students move forward from trauma. How education jumpstarts remarkable careers for students living in poverty. ____ Heading back to school in September is a given for the vast majority of children and youth in Canada. It’s certainly easy to take education […]

date: September 19, 2019
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