World Vision Canada’s CEO on the Ground in Japan This Week

Mar 22, 2011 01:12 PM EDT

TORONTO, March 16, 2011—Dave Toycen, President and CEO of World Vision Canada, will be in Japan for several days as of Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Toycen will be working from the offices of World Vision Japan in Tokyo, which is coordinating World Vision’s relief efforts for the survivors of last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. He plans to visit the community of Tome, near the quake-affected region of Sendai, where World Vision is providing relief.

“I hope to get a firsthand look at the situation on the ground in Japan and to view the relief efforts being undertaken by World Vision’s Japanese staff. I would ask Canadians to please continue to support the humanitarian work being done by all aid agencies, including World Vision Canada.” He said.

World Vision’s response in Japan

World Vision is focusing on providing vital relief supplies and is working to set up child friendly spaces in the affected areas, which will allow children to take part in normal childhood activities, while also providing them with psycho-social support.

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