Our Story

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario is a 100 percent volunteer-driven organization. We are committed to the relief of poverty by assisting in development efforts of communities with disadvantaged children and youth in Canada and worldwide. Our primary focus is on leadership, health, education and training, and gender equality.

Founded by a diverse group of like-minded community members in 2001, Nu-Vision Ministry Canada has had partnerships in El Salvador, Rwanda and Ecuador and now has Joint Ministry Agreements with partners in India, Honduras, Zambia and Canada to achieve our common vision of helping others. In Canada, we have worked alongside Asante Ministries Canada to give children and youth hope for a better future.

By building strong working relationships with local and global organizations, Nu-Vision Ministry Canada works collaboratively and cooperatively to assist in areas where communities need the most assistance.

As pioneers in building strong mission teams, Nu-Vision Ministry Canada has established a reputation of providing relevant support, training and leadership. Teams of dedicated volunteers assist in teacher training, medical and dental services, computer skill development and other tasks. Funding for mission work is provided exclusively through awareness events and generous donations by our supporters.

Some of the prestigious social change speakers at our events have included: Canadian humanitarian and author, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (2009); Thunder Bay adventurer and heart transplant recipient, Dale Shippam (2010 & 2015);  Canadian political scientist and international relations expert, Dr. Janice Stein,(2011); and, award-winning authority on the impact of war on civilians, Dr. Samantha Nutt (2014).

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada has been an independent, registered charity since 2009. Registered Charitable Tax Number: B.N. 80151 7020 RR0001

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada is a member of Ontario Council of International Cooperation and an affiliate member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada is accountable to direct short-term outreach projects and programs that improve the health and education of disadvantaged children and youth.

Vision

We are committed to helping indigenous people around the world.

Values

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada is committed to the principles of global justice and integrity.

  • We believe that every child has the right to basic human needs of adequate food, clean water, housing, healthcare and education.
  • We believe in the strengths, self-determination and potential of all people.
  • We believe that all actions should be guided by compassion and dignity; and should respect cultures and local realities.
Organizational Structure

2015 Nu-Vision Ministry Canada Board

Chair: Len Anderson
Secretary/Treasurer: Ray Dunn
Director: Eleanor Dunn
Director: Reverend Nancy Ringham
Director: Christine Scheibler
Director: Tamara Aegard
Director: Robert Manson

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada Voluntary Staff

Office Manager: Mary Anne Fossum
Bookkeeper: Bill Luft
Accountant: Harvey Loewen
Administrator: Ray Dunn

Nu-Vision Ministry Canada Partners

Lifesong for Orphans offers foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans. Nu-Vision Ministry Canada shares in the work of Lifesong for Orphans in Zambia and Honduras.

Oasis India has a common ethos of equality, inclusion, excellence, transparency and innovation.  Projects provide inclusive and holistic solutions through education, training, health care, micro-finance and more, to people in vulnerable circumstances.  Nu-Vision Ministry Canada supports a school in Bandra Community Hub in the Mumbai slums. Other Oasis India projects include advocacy for anti-human trafficking, staffing day care centres to protect vulnerable children of sexually exploited women, and night shelters for at-risk girls.

Thunder Bay Regional Multicultural Youth Council is an inclusive group linking youths in small and isolated communities of Northwestern Ontario. They promote youth involvement in positive activities to foster the well-being of children and youth.

Asante Ministries Canada cares for orphans and the needy in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. Nu-Vision Ministry Canada works alongside Asante Ministries Canada – outside of a joint ministry agreement – with Asante Children’s Choir events.