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Alyssa Esparaz

Writer & Communicator at Compassion Canada

Workshop: Compassion Generation: Discovering our Role in God’s Redeeming Story  

Poverty. Slavery. War. Depression. Bullying. Materialism. How do we make sense of all the brokenness around us? For a generation that has a full and instant view of all that goes on in the world through the screens in our pockets, it can be hard to believe God has a plan in the midst of it all. But the good news is that He is writing a beautiful story of redemption, and He is inviting each of us to be a part of it. Come join us as we examine poverty and injustice, and together discover how God is uniquely calling and equipping each of us to spread his love, hope and Good News in the midst of it all.


Alyssa Esparaz brings her passions for youth, justice and Jesus to her role of Writer and Communicator at Compassion Canada. She is the host of Compassion’s youth curriculum, True Story: What God Wants Us To Do About Poverty. As a youth leader at her local church and a passionate voice for justice and compassion in the Canadian youth ministry community, Alyssa encourages her generation to share Christ’s love and hope with their neighbours both globally and in their own cities and communities. Her heart is to see Christians, especially young Christians, living lifestyles of shalom. She blogs at and is a regular contributor to Love Is Moving magazine. When she’s not doing any of the above or working towards her International Development degree at the University of Toronto, Alyssa can be found cheering for the Raptors, dreaming about going on an airplane, or eating way too much ice cream.