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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, Television Personality

Rick Campanelli

Who is Rick Campanelli?


"Our problems don't even come close to what these kids are dealing with, and still they remain positive in their very negative surroundings."

One of Canada’s most popular TV personalities, Rick Campanelli is best known as ‘Rick the Temp,’ a former MuchMusic VJ who now is seen nightly as the co-host for Entertainment Tonight Canada.

Campanelli has been traveling as a World Vision Ambassador since 1997. He has visited Tanzania, Rwanda, El Salvador and Cambodia to see the work that World Vision is doing with children, education and sports programs.

Help Rick Campanelli 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 60 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.

Join Sponsor Children and the Artist Collective in creating change

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