Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

WORLD VISION CANADA / Michael Messenger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AND PRESIDENT

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: WORLD VISION CANADA
Responsible Officer Name: Michael Messenger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AND PRESIDENT 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-11-06
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 913632-551

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 645

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 22

Version 1 of 61 (1996-11-06 to 1997-06-10)

Version 1 of 61 (1996-11-06 to 1997-06-10) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: WORLD VISION CANADA
6630 TURNER VALLEY ROAD
MISSISSAUGA, ON  L5N 2S4
Canada
Telephone number: 905-821-3030
Fax number: 905-821-1825  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: DAVE TOYCEN, CEO AND PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: WORLD VISION CANADA IS A CHRISTIAN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. IT INVITES CANADIANS TO SHARE THEIR RESOURCES TO EMPOWER PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY. WVC IS COMMITTED TO FACILITATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDING EMERGENCY RELIEF, SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THE OPPRESSED, EDUCATING CANADIANS TO UNDERSTAND AND RESPOND TO GLOBAL ISSUES, SERVING THE CHURCH AND RESPONDING TO THE POOR IN CANADA. IT PLACES PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON PROTECTING THE WELL- BEING OF AND BUILDING A FUTURE FOR THE WORLD'S CHILDREN.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: WORLD VISION DOES NOT HAVE ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS PER SE. IT IS AN AUTONOMOUS MEMBER OF THE WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, WHICH COMPRISES 101 OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD VISION CANADA HAS 47 CORPORATION MEMBERS AND 19 BOARD MEMBERS. WVC IS REGULARLY SUPPORTED BY OVER 300,000 CANADIANS.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 1995-09-30
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Canadian International Development Agency $12,994,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: SONNY ENRIQUEZ
Position title: ASIA PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: BETH FELLOWS
Position title: INTERNATIONAL FOOD RESOURCE MANAGER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: TERRY GAY
Position title: SOUTH AFRICA PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: FISSEHA GURMESSA
Position title: RELIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DAVID KUPP
Position title: EAST AFRICA PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: TERRY LEBLANC
Position title: ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS MANAGER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DON POSTERSKI
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL PROGRAMS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: KILA REIMER
Position title: FOOD RESOURCE PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: LORETTA ROSE
Position title: WEST AFRICA PROGRAM OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MATTHEW SCOTT
Position title: PUBLIC POLICY OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: REBECCA SUTHERNS
Position title: PUBLIC POLICY OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DAVE TOYCEN
Position title: CEO AND PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: LINDA TRIPP
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL AND GOVERNMENT RELAT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), National Defence (DND), National Film Board (NFB), Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Defence, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Health, Immigration, International Relations, International Trade, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: FROM OCTOBER 1995 TO MARCH 1996 WVC RECEIVED CIDA GRANTS TOTALLING $15,603,422. WVC IS ACTIVE IN MEETING WITH MPS AND GOVERNMENT STAFF ACROSS PARTY LINES, AND PARTICIPATES IN VARIOUS GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS. WVC IS ALSO ACTIVE IN A NUMBER OF NGO COALITIONS, INCLUDING THE CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. ISSUES OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO WVC HAVE INCLUDED FOREIGN AID,BANNING LAND MINES, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MILITARY SPENDING, FOREIGN POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES,
Subject Matter: Prospective: DIRECT RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THOSE THROUGH NGO COALITIONS WILL CONTINUE AS LISTED BOVE. CRITICAL ISSUES WILL REMAIN THOSE LISTED ABOVE. WVC ANTICIPATES GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO TOTAL MORE THAN $8,696,380 IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. WVC WILL APPEAR BEFORE THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TO DISCUSS INCREASING PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.