Youth participation and engagement

Equalizing the Playing Field

Guest blogger | Aug 24, 2017

At Plan International Canada, we strongly believe in the power of girls, and strive to see a world where they are equally represented on all levels of the playing field, including the baseball field! That is exactly why we have [...] Read more »

Girls pointing at shirt

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 »

6 youth standing with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development

Harnessing the power of our youth’s voices

Guest blogger | Jun 29, 2017

Adolescents, make up 1.2 billion of the world’s population. For such a large population, they are often overlooked. But this is starting to change. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) there has been a growing emphasis on [...] Read more »

Man sits on boat and smiles at camera.

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 »

Girls holding poster

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 »