Visiting your sponsored child
Take the journey of a lifetime!
- Meet the child you are sponsoring
- Tour the child's village and community with Plan staff and see first hand the projects made possible by sponsors like you
- Experience the culture of another country.
Plan works with the most vulnerable children in some of the most impoverished nations in the world and participating in sponsorship should not put children at further risk.
For child protection reasons, we require satisfactory clearance of a police records check and vulnerable sector check prior to any visit to one of our program areas. Plan Canada also has a set of visit guidelines that we will review with you prior to your visit.
All sponsors will be accompanied by Plan staff throughout the entire visit to the sponsored child's community.
You must contact our Toronto office at least ten weeks in advance of your departure date. This is essential to ensure the necessary screening can be completed in time and that our field staff will be able to host the visit.
These measures are part of Plan Canada's overall child protection policy and procedures. See child protection for information on the steps Plan takes to protect children in all the work we do.
Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions about visiting the field. For more information, contact Plan Canada either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Donor Support at 1-800-387-1418.
Just a note: A community usually plans a celebration, meal or special event to honor the visitor. It can be a big disappointment to sponsored children and others when a visit is changed at the last minute. We would appreciate your sensitivity to this fact while in the planning process