If only you knew the impact
that your decision will have on a child’s life forever

What is sponsorship?

In simple terms, child sponsorship is the process of sending financial donations on a consistent basis to support a child living in poverty. But at Compassion Canada, child sponsorship is so much more than just a transaction

Sponsoring a child through Compassion Canada provides:

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Medical care

Access to medical care not only ensures healthy development, but it can be life-saving for kids in poverty facing life-altering diagnoses.

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Nutrition

Millions of children globally are malnourished. Supplementary food and nutrition ensure healthy growth and development.

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Education

Formal and non-formal educational opportunities ensure kids can dream big dreams and take hold of a future free from poverty.

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Life skills

Compassion programming equips kids with the life skills to become fulfilled adults who are faithful leaders in their communities.

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Encouragement

Your prayers and letters as a sponsor are a relational investment into a child’s confidence, aspirations and self-esteem.

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Christ-centred community

Every child has the opportunity to hear the gospel and discover what it means to follow Jesus in the context of a local church.

We put together a practical roadmap to help you learn more about what the sponsorship journey looks like!

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Why sponsorship?

This issue of poverty is enormous and we know that. You may be asking, “Can child sponsorship really make a difference?” We say, “Yes!” and believe you should too.

Our alumni consistently share that simply knowing there was someone on the other side of the world who loved and cared for them gave them hope.

They tell us how the persistent encouragement of local staff telling them to never give up hope and their commitment to advocating for their rights absolutely transformed their lives.

They tell us how the persistent encouragement of local staff telling them to never give up hope and their commitment to advocating for their rights absolutely transformed their lives.

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Liz, a Compassion Alumni, stands and looks up to the sky.

The power of the Gospel: Liz’s story

Growing up in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Peru, violence, drugs and robberies were an everyday reality for Liz at the tender age of six.

It was hard to see past the overwhelming fear and imagine a future outside of her current surroundings. But today, Liz’s life looks like nothing she could’ve ever imagined, and she says it’s because she got to experience the overwhelming and tangible love of Jesus Christ.

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Owen, a Compassion Alumni, stands and looks up to the sky.

The gift of hope: Owen’s story

Owen and his two younger brothers lived with their mom in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, surviving on only $5-$10 every month. Intense hunger and complete hopelessness were a daily reality for them until Owen received news that would change his life forever.

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Ria, a Compassion Alumni, stands and looks up to the sky.

Growing in confidence and in Christ: Ria’s story

As she reflects on her time in the Compassion program, Ria shares this: “Knowing that someone cares for you, it changes you. That’s how I felt the love of Jesus—it was through my sponsor and the people at my Compassion centre.”

Ria didn’t always have the confidence to speak up or imagine a future full of promise for herself. But today, she is living a life free from poverty and using her voice as a passionate advocate for children.

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