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Stepping up to the Plate with Girls at Bat

Jessica | Jul 13, 2017

We believe that when girls have opportunities to lead, they can change the world – in the classroom, the boardroom and on the baseball diamond! Plan International Canada is excited to partner with the Jays Care Foundation to support the [...] Read more »

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Community in Ghana reels in a big catch

Emma Hamilton-Clark | Jun 28, 2017

For generations, the local lake in Volta, Ghana, has been a reliable source of livelihood for its community. But in recent years, the lake’s bountifulness has taken a turn for the worse. With dropping water levels and depleting fish stocks, [...] Read more »

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How 10 Youth Groups worked to Change the Story

Jessica | Jun 21, 2017

For the last two years, young people across the country challenged stereotypes and paved the way for change through their Strong Girls, Strong World projects. Through the generous support of Status of Women Canada, and our partnership with YMCA and [...] Read more »

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Our Youth Advisors are heading to the UN!

Guest blogger | Jan 30, 2017

Meet Rohan! Rohan is one of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members. Rohan is currently in his final year of High School and the youngest member of Plan International Canada’s YAC. Rohan joined the YAC with a variety of leadership [...] Read more »

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Youth share how Canadian support is changing lives in Ghana

Emma Hamilton-Clark | Jan 24, 2017

Here at Plan International Canada, we love telling our donors all about the positive accomplishments they’ve made – but nothing is better than hearing it directly from the children and families themselves! In this special message, Jenifer, a girl benefitting [...] Read more »

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What the Strong Girls accomplished in 2016!

Jessica | Jan 19, 2017

2016 was a big year for our Strong Girls, Strong World program and the incredible young women leading the programs! Operating in partnership with Status of Women, YMCA and YWCA Canada, the Strong Girls, Strong World program has been operating [...] Read more »

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Why you should join the Speakers Bureau!

Guest blogger | Aug 11, 2016

Want to raise your voice and speak up for gender equality? Here’s your chance! We are now accepting applications for the 2016/2017 Speakers Bureau, which gives youth across Canada the chance to join Plan International’s Because I am a Girl movement in [...] Read more »

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Your Guide to Running for a Brighter Future

Jessica | Jul 22, 2016

Calling all runners!! Plan International Canada wants YOU! This year we are a partner with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge. Join us on Sunday, October 16th (just in time to celebrate International Day of the Girl) and help [...] Read more »

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Now Can You Hear Us?: Having Youth at the Table

Jessica | Jul 22, 2016

The Prime Minister recently launched the application for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, looking to find 30 young people, ages 16-24, to advise him on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean [...] Read more »