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Caroline Riseboro,
President & Chief Executive Officer

My top 5 girl power wins of 2017

Caroline Riseboro | Dec 13, 2017

December is not just a time for festivities and holiday spirit, it is also a moment to reflect and give thanks for the year that was. Though 2017 offered its fair share of hurdles, heartbreaks and injustices, we also witnessed [...] Read more »

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Girls Belong in School

Caroline Riseboro | Sep 25, 2017

During the past month, students across the country have been walking through their school hallways for the first time in several months. Despite hearing my son’s concerns over the summer about having a new teacher, new classmates, and new subjects [...] Read more »

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Together we can change the story for good

Caroline Riseboro | Mar 28, 2017

I want to share with you the story of a teenage girl from Nigeria. Esther* was 17 when Boko Haram, armed with guns, attacked her village in Nigeria. Miraculously, she was able to escape, but she was forced to leave [...] Read more »

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In Gratitude of Trust

Caroline Riseboro | Dec 20, 2016

When a child lives in a community facing incredible challenges, such as poverty, unemployment, and malnourishment, it’s easy to see why they might not believe they can have a bright future. But I know a girl who proves this wrong. [...] Read more »

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Seeing girls as leaders will change the world

Caroline Riseboro | Sep 29, 2016

Imagine a young girl living in poverty in Haiti. She is small for her age. She isn’t fed as much as the boys in her community and has less energy than them when she plays outside. Imagine that this girl’s [...] Read more »

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Hopeful youth and the promise of global change

Caroline Riseboro | Jul 26, 2016

When I reflect on my recent visit to Haiti, I cannot help but remember what a local man said to me, “In Haiti, there’s a mindset of poverty. You don’t see the hope.” But through my trip, I learned that [...] Read more »

Meet Caroline Riseboro

Caroline Riseboro | Mar 14, 2016

On March 7, 2016, Caroline Riseboro joined Plan International Canada as our new President & Chief Executive Officer. We are pleased to introduce you to her today. Watch for regular CEO updates from Caroline in your e-newsletter. A message to our [...] Read more »