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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.


Ryan McAllister

Who is Ryan McAllister?

I'm looking forward to seeing how the World Vision Artist Collective will find new ways of caring for the world's most vulnerable.

My career in music began years ago when I started playing music with my older brothers at our church in Aldergrove, BC. When I graduated high school, I started a band called Dakona. We began to get some attention from record labels and ended up signing a multimillion-dollar deal with Madonna’s Maverick Records. We toured North America extensively, performing along side dozens of well known artists ranging from Sam Roberts to Willie Nelson, and playing at venues from The Grand Ole Opry to the Bowery Ballroom. After a massive reshuffling at Maverick, we lost our record deal and returned home after nearly two years on the road. I started recording indie bands at Five Acres, my professional recording studio in the barn outside my home in a sleepy corner of the Fraser Valley in BC. I’ve taught myself the art of recording and producing, and have written a whole lot of music along the way. My tenth studio album will be released this fall. It is my the first gospel album I have released and is a return to my beginnings in music. I am very happy to have partnered with the World Vision child sponsorship program since 1999. It has added an immense depth & purpose to my live concerts.

Help Ryan McAllister 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.

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