Jonathan Self

Jon Self is a Program Coordinator on World Renew's International Disaster Response team. He oversees the communications about international disaster response programs and manages the International Relief Manager program. 

Prior to World Renew, he lived in Burkina Faso for one year, working with a local international development organization as an adviser on strategic planning. Originally from Orangeville, Ontario, Jon holds an undergraduate degree in International Development, with a French Language Certificate, from the University of Waterloo. Jon lives in Burlington and loves music, traveling and French cuisine. 
Mar 8, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Remembering Women in Crisis on International Women's Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to share with you stories of incredible women who have lived through conflict or disaster.

Feb 27, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Canadians Foodgrains Bank Sunday is this week!

On March 4, churches across Canada are holding an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Even if your church is not holding an offering, we invite you to be a part of this!

Feb 21, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Join Us in Ending Hunger - CFGB Sunday 2018

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday is in less than two weeks!

Feb 14, 2018 by Jonathan Self

CFGB Sunday is Less Than One Month Away

On March 4, we are encouraging churches across Canada to hold an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Jan 11, 2018 by Jonathan Self

2017 - A Year of Crises

For millions of people, 2017 was like living through a nightmare. Bombed out homes in war-ravaged Syria; east African communities crippled by malnutrition; homes left in ruin after an earthquake in Mexico; parents weeping over their lost sons and daughters in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Dec 12, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Hope for Refugees after Giving Tuesday

On November 28, World Renew celebrated Giving Tuesday and asked you to help families forced to flee their homes because of conflict. In the Middle East, over eleven million Syrians have been displaced from their communities because of civil war that has raged for over six years. In Myanmar, a recent outbreak of violence against the Rohingya people has forced over 625,000 people to flee into Bangladesh since the end of August.

Nov 10, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Four Years After Haiyan

And it’s been four years since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. This storm was so strong and unexpected that families were not adequately prepared. Life changed for thousands of families in the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Yet over these past four years, incredible transformation has taken place.

Oct 31, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Match for Donations to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Government of Canada has announced a match for all projects responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Every dollar donated by Canadians in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis until November 28, 2017 will be matched by the Canadian government through its new Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund.

Oct 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Changing the Story of Hunger

Since April, World Renew has been responding to hunger caused by drought and conflict in East and Southern Africa. Nearly $800,000 (CAD) was received in support of World Renew’s response to this crisis.  And with matching funds from the Government of Canada, Canadian donations were matched up to four times through our membership at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, meaning even more hungry families will benefit!

Oct 11, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Life-saving Food Assistance for the Rohingya People

Extreme violence against the Rohingya people is tearing families apart. Thousands have been the victims of senseless violence. We can scarcely begin to fathom the depth of heartbreak and loss that Selima is experiencing. Everything has happened so fast. Selima and two of her children escaped from an attack on their village in Myanmar and made their way towards the river that borders Bangladesh. “We spent the day in the boat. Then we walked 17 days and we arrived here,” shares Selima.