Due to the current global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Compassion Canada has decided to suspend all international travel until further notice. This means that all Exposure Trips will be postponed or cancelled and we will not be planning any Custom Visits for the foreseeable future.

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus within the Compassion community and to prevent unexpected travel complications for anyone travelling with Compassion. We also want to be mindful to allow our Frontline Church Partner staff and National Office staff to focus on meeting the immediate needs of the beneficiaries and the communities in which they serve.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as we are able. For further information visit our COVID-19 travel FAQ page. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Experience team at 1-800-563-5437 ext. 608 or fieldexperience@compassion.ca.

Why travel with Compassion?

Many children say their sponsor’s visit is one of the best moments in their life. That’s why we want to give you the opportunity to meet your Compassion child in person—and to see the life-changing work of this ministry firsthand.

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group sitting together at a home visit

I wasn’t sure what to expect and was nervous about going around with an unknown group of people, but the [sense of] community built and the team we had really enhanced being able to see [the country] in a whole other light than I had in the previous [trips].

– Heidi
woman hugging child

I was able to witness the work that God is doing through Compassion’s efforts in Guatemala. It was amazing and inspiring to see the devotion, faith and earnestness of the children and adults we met there. These were definitely things that encouraged me as well as challenged me in my own relationship and walk with the Lord.

– Kennedy
woman sitting with sponsor child

I was encouraged by seeing the kids in the centres—that was the best part. I see that they are loved, cared for and happy because of what the sponsorship provides.

– Sylvia
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Group trips

Compassion Exposure Trips allow you to step into the world of the child you sponsor. On these trips, you have the opportunity to explore your sponsored child’s home country—eat the food they eat, play the games they play. And to top it all off, you will get to give your sponsored child a hug and deliver that next letter in person!

Group Trips
woman sitting with Compassion child

Custom visits

We call them Custom Visits because each one is unique. From where you meet your child, to the friends and family you bring along, and the time of year you travel, a Custom Visit lets you make the choices.

Custom Visits