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Dec 01, 2016, 10:08 ET NEED-A-SOURCE: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - What Canadians can do to advance gender equality

Plan International Canada Head of Policy Amanda Sussman and youth activist Kassandra available for interviews in Toronto TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Violence against women and girls is inexcusable...


Nov 28, 2016, 07:00 ET Plan International Canada celebrates Giving Tuesday with Gifts of Hope

This holiday, one-third of Canadians would rather have a herd of goats gifted to a family on their behalf than receive a new computer TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Plan International Canada is...


Nov 23, 2016, 07:05 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Plan International Canada opens Gifts of Hope holiday pop-up shop

Plan International Canada and Janette Ewen host Giving Tuesday pop-up shop Visit the Distillery District to see ethical gifts come to life TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - As the holiday season...


Oct 12, 2016, 09:24 ET EY commits multi-year support to Plan International Canada for emergency disaster response

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - On this year's International Day of the Girl, October 11, EY officially signed a three year commitment to Plan International Canada for emergency response to disasters, ...


Oct 11, 2016, 19:57 ET Caroline Riseboro, Rona Ambrose and Youth Ambassadors celebrate International Day of the Girl at the Toronto Eaton Centre

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Caroline Riseboro, Plan International Canada President & CEO, with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Plan International Canada Youth...


Oct 11, 2016, 19:35 ET Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Caroline Riseboro and Youth Ambassadors mark the 5th International Day of the Girl

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Plan International Canada Global Ambassador Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Plan President & CEO Caroline Riseboro and Plan International Canada Youth Ambassadors in...


Oct 11, 2016, 07:00 ET It's time for girls to be seen and heard, says Plan International Canada on International Day of the Girl

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - On the 5th annual International Day of the Girl, Plan International Canada is urging Canadians to stand up for gender equality and declare that #GirlsBelongHere. To...


Oct 10, 2016, 12:00 ET Media Advisory - International Day of the Girl Market Open

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and girls representing G(irls)20, FitSpirit/Fillactive and Plan International Canada will celebrate International Day of the Girl by...


Oct 06, 2016, 14:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Toronto Eaton Centre - Join Plan International Canada and Hon. Rona Ambrose in celebration of International Day of the Girl

Come out and find out why #GirlsBelongHere TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Please join us on International Day of the Girl (October 11) as girls fill high profile seats and engage in spaces where they...


Oct 04, 2016, 15:25 ET NEED A SOURCE: Experts available to speak about Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Needs of children among immediate priorities for response TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/- As the world watches the devastation and destruction being caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti today, Plan...


Oct 03, 2016, 07:00 ET Millions of "invisible girls" at risk because of missing data, says new report from Plan International

Report is first in a new series that shines a light on issues facing girls and women TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - A ground-breaking global report issued today in Canada by Plan International Canada...


Sep 28, 2016, 07:00 ET Challenge Accepted! Canadian leaders to give up their seats to acknowledge that 'Girls Belong Here' on International Day of the Girl

Girl ambassadors from Plan International Canada will be in the seats of political, business and education leaders to change perceptions and inspire girls' leadership TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ -...


Sep 26, 2016, 10:23 ET Give Up Your Seat for International Day of the Girl, Girls Challenge Canadian Leaders

Girl ambassadors from Plan International Canada have set their sights on the seats of political, business and educational leaders so they can make their voices heard TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ -...


Sep 20, 2016, 11:40 ET Plan International Canada has high expectations for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take a feminist approach to refugee crises at UNGA

TORONTO and NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Plan International Canada has high expectations for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's address to the United Nations General Assembly today, and is looking...


Sep 17, 2016, 14:35 ET Plan International Canada Congratulates Global Fund on Reaching $13B Goal, Urges World Not to Forget Most Vulnerable, Adolescent Girls

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Plan International Canada congratulates fellow partners in the Global Fund for today's historic announcement of raising global commitments of $13 billion to maintain...


Jun 24, 2015, 07:00 ET Participate in the Because I am a Girl lemon challenge

#LemonChallenge4Change raises funds and awareness for girls' rights TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Every day millions of girls around the world are discriminated against, or denied access to an...


Jun 05, 2015, 07:00 ET Join the fight against the world's deadliest creature

Mosquitoes that transmit diseases like malaria are responsible for more deaths each year than snakes, sharks or crocodiles; Plan Canada's Spread the Net campaign urges Canadians to help stop them...


Jun 03, 2015, 07:30 ET Plan Canada announces Top 20 Under 20 award winners, celebrating achievements and leadership of outstanding youth from across the country

Award recognizes 20 of Canada's brightest young leaders TORONTO, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Today Plan Canada is celebrating 20 of Canada's most outstanding youth with the Top 20 Under 20 award,...


May 25, 2015, 11:10 ET One month on: Children's concerns and voices must be heard as Nepal recovers from devastating earthquake

Plan International focusing on children and hardest-hit communities TORONTO, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - One month after a powerful earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,630 people, left many more...


May 12, 2015, 11:06 ET NEED A SOURCE: Plan staff in Nepal and Canada available to speak on the latest mega earthquake to hit already devastated country

Plan International responding to Nepal earthquake Needs of children among immediate priorities for response TORONTO, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April...


May 01, 2015, 10:59 ET The Humanitarian Coalition Has Received $2.6 Million in Donations for Nepal

OTTAWA, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are pleased to announce that as of today we have raised a total of $2.6 Million for relief efforts in Nepal. Because our ...


Apr 29, 2015, 16:39 ET Nepal earthquake: Heavy rains to worsen humanitarian situation

Emergency shelter desperately needed in affected areas, especially in remote communities, reports Plan Canada TORONTO, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The deepening humanitarian crisis in Nepal could be made...


Apr 29, 2015, 11:53 ET Humanitarian Coalition Agencies Providing Assistance to Nepal Earthquake Survivors

OTTAWA, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition (CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada, and Save the Children Canada) are on the ground in Nepal,...


Apr 28, 2015, 06:00 ET NEED A SOURCE: Staff on the ground & disaster response experts available to speak on the humanitarian crisis following the earthquake in Nepal

Plan International expanding response to Nepal earthquake Needs of children among immediate priorities for response TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - With the death toll in Nepal soaring past 4,000 and ...


Apr 25, 2015, 12:46 ET NEED A SOURCE: Disaster response experts available to speak on the earthquake in Nepal

Plan International in place to respond to Nepal earthquake Needs of children among immediate priorities for response TORONTO, April 25, 2015 /CNW/ - As the world watches the incredible devastation...