Plan Canada


Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

Our beginnings date back to 1937, when a British journalist, John Langdon-Davies, founded Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain to help children whose lives were disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Since then, Plan International has now been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and is now active in more than 70 countries.

In 2011, Plan International Canada, supported by the Canadian government, successfully led the call for the United Nations to adopt an international Day of the Girl, with the world celebrating its first official International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2012.

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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