Normal is children denied opportunity. Defy Normal.

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Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

We are calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal: to believe in the power and potential of every child and to take a stand anywhere children are oppressed, exploited or left behind and anywhere girls aren’t equally valued.

Together, we can create a world where all unleash their full potential.


  • We work with children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of barriers facing girls and all vulnerable children
  • We support children’s rights from birth to adulthood
  • We enable children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity
  • We drive change in practice and policy at all levels using our reach, experience and knowledge
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How can you help

Help a child realize their right to live, learn, decide and thrive. Together, we can create a world where all children unleash their full potential.

To sponsor a child, make a donation, or purchase a Gift of Hope, please call us at 1-800-387-1418.

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