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Plan International Canada

Advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

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A Plan for change

At Plan International Canada, our mission is clear: We believe in a just world for all. A world where children’s rights are respected and girls are equal.

We’re part of a global organization that works with children, families and communities around the world to remove barriers, so everyone has a fair chance at a good life. Isn’t that what we all want?

Since Plan International was launched 85 years ago, our goal has always been to ensure every child is healthy, educated, protected, valued, respected and heard. Girls especially are denied their rights and that’s wrong. If we achieve equality for girls, we advance all children’s rights.

It’s time to create a world where every child can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Want to join us in making that happen?

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The cause

Girls are more likely to live in poverty, be denied access to education and be malnourished, simply because they are girls. Equality for girls is crucial to achieving a just world.

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About us

For 85 years, Plan International has been working to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. We are one of the largest and longest-running children’s charities in the world.

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How we work

As an inclusive charity, Plan International Canada uses a gender transformative approach to create sustainable change and advance children’s rights and equality for girls worldwide.

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Where we work

Plan International Canada is part of a global community and active in more than 75 countries to create lasting, positive change for children, especially girls, worldwide.

Learn about our diverse career opportunities

Are you passionate, collaborative and ready to help children unleash their full potential?

Check out our Career Opportunities

Real Stories, Real impact

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Food Insecurity: Another Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is no place for starvation in the 21st century. And yet, for the first time in decades, The Global Hunger Index shows that world hunger is increasing1. 148 million more people are experiencing food insecurity than in 20192. But why is hunger on the rise in the modern age, and what can we do together to stop it?

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Why gender inequality often starts at home

Home is where the heart is. But it’s also the first place where children are socialized into gender norms, values and stereotypes.

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Forced to marry a stranger: a child bride shares her story

Sharina was just 14 and Nazir was 17. Their decision to marry was not theirs to make. Instead, both of them were forced into marriage by their families.

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