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As artists, we wield tremendous influence in our culture. Plato rightly feared the arts’ ability to shape thought and sway the affection of society. When we harness the power of our public voice to speak out as advocates, we pierce the consciences of good men and women. We are proud to join forces with artists who are willing to use their influence and platform to tell the stories of those whose voices might never be heard... the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed living in impoverished communities around the world.

Ambassador, Singer/Songwriter

Fred Penner

Who is Fred Penner?


"We are in a crazy, challenging world, to say the least, and the only way that we can really survive is by supporting each other."

Fred Penner is an acclaimed family entertainer, singer-songwriter, actor and author. As a Canadian entertainer who became a childhood friend to a generation of young people, the star of Fred Penner’s Place is also known for his appearances as an advocate for World Vision.

A four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award and three-time Juno award winner, Penner traveled to Tanzania with a World Vision team and has been involved in a wide variety of media appearances and speaking engagements.

Help Fred Penner Sponsor Children


When you sponsor a child, you help break the cycle of poverty by providing a child and their community with life-saving necessities. Canadians have been partnering with World Vision for more than 50 years, because they've discovered that sponsorship works. With your help, we partner with the child, their family, neighbours and local leaders to transform a struggling community into one that is thriving. World Vision’s programs focus on Food, Education, Health, Clean water, Child Protection and other vital areas which improve the lives of children and their community.

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