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 a custom visit?

We call them Custom Visits because each one is unique. You can choose where you meet your Compassion child, who comes with you and when you travel. You can craft your own special experience, and we will work hard to help you make it the best it can be.

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How you can visit…

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Visit your Compassion child

A custom visit may include touring the child development centre, sharing a meal and visiting your child’s home. You may also request that your child be brought to your location.

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Visit a child development centre

You’ll see and experience Compassion’s work first-hand with a trained host during a child development centre visit.

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Visit as a group

Group visits may include an outing with children in Compassion’s program, sharing a meal, a home visit and a stop at a child development centre.

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What you need to know…

Here you will find Compassion’s guidelines and rules regarding Custom Visits, including expense information and our child protection policy. Please take time to read through it in order to familiarize yourself with Compassion’s expectations and role in your Custom Visit.

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