Canadian Youth

Why International Day of the Girl matters to this Canadian teen!

Guest blogger

Diviya (14), a member of Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau and proud supporter of girls’ rights, shares why Day of the Girl matters to her. Read more »

Listening to youth: The inspiring words of 3 young women


The voices of youth matter. That’s why Plan believes in empowering youth to speak out and make a difference, like these 3 inspiring young women. Read more »

Empowering girls in Canada to create a #BrighterFuture


See how Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl initiative not only works to empower girls around the world, but in Canada too! Read more »

How soccer’s kicking out inequality and empowering girls globally!


Soccer can be a powerful tool for equality. See how soccer is empowering girls and promoting gender equality around the world. Read more »

Guest blog: A woman’s determination to help others in the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquake


On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. Plan’s global Because I am a Girl ambassador , Urmila, shares her experiences during the quake. Read more »

Experiencing life in Tanzania: Canadian sisters return from a life-changing trip


After a life-changing family trip to see Plan Canada's maternal health and education projects in Tanzania, two teenage sisters share their experiences. Read more »

Tomorrow’s empowered leaders: Meet 6 inspiring girls


For International Women’s Day, meet 6 inspiring girls who’ll be tomorrow’s empowered female leaders - creating a brighter future for their communities. Read more »

Empowering young women for a stronger Haiti


The 2010 Haiti earthquake affected 3.5 million people. Learn how Plan has worked to empower women and help communities rebuild 5 years after the disaster. Read more »

Cake designer, Bonnie Gordon, announces Because I am a Girl cake decorating contest!

Kate Jongbloed

Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts is holding the first ever Because I am a Girl Cake Competition! Cake-designer Bonnie Gordon has all the details. Read more »

Swimmers make a big splash for girls’ rights!


Over the last few years, the Toronto Synchronized Swimming Club has supported Because I am a Girl with their annual fundraiser – raising close to $3,000! Read more »

What does it mean to be a girl in Canada?

Kate Jongbloed

Happy Canada Day! Today is more than just a sunny day off – it’s also a time to recognize the great things about being Canadian. Read more »