Connecting with

Group of children with hands raised Group of children with hands raised

Caroline Riseboro,
President & Chief Executive Officer

Girls Belong in School

Caroline Riseboro | 2 months ago

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 »

Together we can change the story for good

Caroline Riseboro | 8 months ago

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 »

In Gratitude of Trust

Caroline Riseboro | 11 months ago

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 »

Seeing girls as leaders will change the world

Caroline Riseboro | 1 year ago

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 »

Hopeful youth and the promise of global change

Caroline Riseboro | 1 year ago

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 | 2 years ago

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 »