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Laying the groundwork for change: early education in rural Rwanda
A young boy excitedly participates in class.

July 3, 2015 – VIDEO: School may be out for the summer in Canada, but children in rural Rwanda are excited to be getting an early start on their education!  Read more >>

A labour of love: The perilous journey to give birth
From left: Yeulca, 30, Patricia, 23, Princess, 28 sit in a maternity ward in Zimbabwe.

June 22, 2015 – Childbirth is challenging, but for women in rural areas of the developing world it can be a struggle to even reach a clinic to give birth. Learn how Plan is making healthcare more accessible:  Read more >>

3 Colombian women kick-starting community businesses
Marleidys displays her cooking.

June 15, 2015 – Meet 3 empowered women taking matters into their own hands by running businesses and creating brighter futures.  Read more >>

Letters lead to the trip of a lifetime in Ecuador
Lise with her sponsored child Roger, 17, and his sisters, Julexi and Dayana.

June 12, 2015 – Plan Canada donor, Lise, travelled to Ecuador with a special purpose: To meet her sponsored child Roger, 17. Learn why she returned even more inspired. Read more >>

A new generation of change: Announcing the 2015 Top 20 under 20™
The 2015 Top 20 Under 20™ award recipients.

June 8, 2015 – We can’t wait for you to meet a new force of young leaders driving meaningful local and global change! Introducing this year’s Top 20 under 20™:  Read more >>

Two friends, 1 mission: Coming together in support of Nepal
Mattias and Chris on Everest hike.

June 3, 2015 – Whether on the ground with Plan Nepal or working with TELUS in Canada, these 2 friends have a common goal: supporting those affected by Nepal’s quakes. Read more >>

Closing in on malaria: Youth Spread the Net around the globe
3 girls from Zimbabwe with a malaria awareness sign.

June 2, 2015 – There’s a promising buzz flying around the world thanks to students: they’re spreading the word on stopping malaria-spreading mosquitoes! See how.  Read more >>

The invisible scars of disaster: helping Nepal’s children heal
The invisible scars of disaster: helping Nepal’s children heal

May 22, 2015 – Since April 25, huge earthquakes and aftershocks have hit Nepal – causing both physical and psychological damage. Here’s how we’re helping children heal:  Read more >>

More than a pest: How mosquitoes can be deadly
Two children sitting underneath a bed net

May 19, 2015 – With summer comes an influx of mosquitoes. But in many countries, these insects are more than pests – they’re the deadliest creatures around. Here’s why:  Read more >>

Life after the quakes in Nepal
Relief workers in Nepal

May 15, 2015 – Since April 25th, Nepal has been devastated with multiple earthquakes and aftershocks. Find out what's needed most and how your donations are helping:  Read more >>

Disaster strikes again in Nepal
Post-earthquake destruction in Nepal

May 12, 2015 – Nepal has been hit by a new, and powerful, 7.4 magnitude earthquake -- nearly as big as the quake on April 25. Millions need our help now, more than ever.  Read more >>

Changing even more lives in Volta, Ghana
Two girls in Volta, Ghana

May 12, 2015 – Building on what we’ve already achieved with your support, we’re expanding our Community Sponsorship program in Volta to reach more children and families.  Read more >>

Lifesaving Kangaroo Care for newborns
Lifesaving Kangaroo Care for newborns

May 8, 2015 – Its name might sound light-hearted, but Kangaroo care can be lifesaving for premature infants.  Read more >>

It’s only the beginning for Nepal
It’s only the beginning for Nepal

May 5, 2015 – Plan is delivering aid to even the most isolated people affected by Nepal's earthquake. But urgent need still remains.  Read more >>

Protecting Nepal’s children
Rubble from the destruction caused by the Nepal earthquake

May 1, 2015 – Plan is supporting the immediate physical and psychological needs of children affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th.  Read more >>

Guest Blog: Surviving disaster in Nepal
Two children look up at the camera

April 30, 2015 – Plan Nepal team member, Shreeram, shares how he and his sons survived the earthquake that struck Kathmandu on April 25th.  Read more >>

Shelter from the storm: Nepal’s needs grow as monsoon season approaches
Families affected by the earthquake are living in temporary, makeshift shelters.

April 29, 2015 – On April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing and injuring thousands and destroying homes. Now living outside, many are exposed to new dangers.  Read more >>

Canadian's dream trip turns into a nightmare in Nepal
Jessica and partner Michael at Mt. Everest basecamp, shortly before the massive earthquake struck.

April 28, 2015 – Q & A: Canadian Jessica Adach had just left Mt. Everest on April 25 when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing thousands. Here’s her story:  Read more >>

Guest blog: An eye-witness account of Nepal’s deadly earthquake
A road that has been damaged and blocked due to landslides triggered by the earthquake in Nepal.

April 27, 2015 – On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing thousands. Plan UK CEO Tanya Barron was there and shares her experience in this guest blog.  Read more >>

Aftershocks add new element of danger in Nepal
Aftershocks add new element of danger in Nepal

April 26, 2015 – Thousands have been killed and seriously injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. Now, dangerous aftershocks are putting more children and families at risk.  Read more >>

Powerful earthquake devastates thousands in Nepal
Powerful earthquake devastates thousands in Nepal

April 25, 2015 – On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming the lives of thousands of children and families, injuring thousands and destroying surrounding areas.  Read more >>

4 million chances to tackle malaria in Togo
A mother sits with her child and baby under a bed net

April 23, 2015 – Find out what 1 item helped protect over 4 million people, saving lives and spreading hope across Togo.  Read more >>

Expanding our work in Volta
A young male student holds up a thank you chalkboard sign

April 20, 2015 – Fueled by progress in Volta, our programs will now reach even more families!  Read more >>

A mother’s love
A mother's love.

April 14, 2015 – A mother’s love has a will, but not always a way. Find out how you can help provide mothers with resources for their child, improving both lives.  Read more >>

A choir of care: Zimbabwe’s health heroes
The health choir sings.

April 7, 2015 – Watch this choir’s powerful performance and learn the amazing ways they’re helping save the lives of women and children in Zimbabwe.  Read more >>

Making a difference: one child, community and project at a time
Smiling young girl in Plan jacket.

April 1, 2015 – Want to change the world? Learn how we can work together to break the cycle of poverty and begin a cycle of progress in over 51 developing countries.  Read more >>

Ebola: 1 year later, it’s still not over
Plan contact worker.

March 26, 2015 – It’s been 1 year since the Ebola virus broke out in West Africa, claiming over 10,000 lives – and the crisis isn’t over yet.  Read more >>

How water transformed a school
Three boys wash garden tools.

March 20, 2015 – VIDEO: See how water created agricultural opportunities for high school students from rural Zimbabwe – generating income and changing lives.  Read more >>

Luceli’s story: From sponsored child to young entrepreneur
Luceli with her family

March 17, 2015 – VIDEO: Former sponsored child Luceli’s business is making more than just baked-goods – it’s creating meaningful change for her family and community! Read more >>

Independent Woman: Theresa’s personal story of economic empowerment
Theresa smiles.

March 13, 2015 – In her own words: Theresa shares how training and a small loan helped her escape poverty and build a better life as a “self-reliant woman” in Sierra Leone.  Read more >>

Canadian donors in Honduras: Learning the true value of education
Honduras children wave, with a “Thank you” banner.

March 10, 2015 – VIDEO: Follow along as a group of Canadian donors travel to Honduras. See how visits to Plan-funded schools reveal the true value of their donations!  Read more >>

5 Plan advocates helping win the fight for women’s rights worldwide!
Group of women in Pakistan

March 4, 2015 – From Olympic athletes to health volunteers, meet 5 Plan advocates from around the globe who are helping win the fight for worldwide gender equality!  Read more >>

A lifetime of opportunity: Empowering women in Hatibandha with skills for success
Woman sews with daughters.

February 25, 2015 – Learn how vital skill training, including literacy, has enabled women in Bangladesh to generate income and build a brighter future for themselves and their families.  Read more >>

A family trip they'll never forget: Canadian donors travel to Tanzania
Women gather outside vaccination centre.

February 18, 2015 – IN PICTURES: Find out how a trip to a maternal health clinic in Tanzania became a life-changing experience that inspired the Willis family.  Read more >>

Sponsoring success in Zimbabwe: Former sponsored children teach future generations
Split screen of Robson and Sandra in their classrooms.

February 11, 2015 – VIDEO: Robson and Sandra are both teachers in Zimbabwe and former sponsored children. See how sponsorship continues to impact their lives and community!  Read more >>

Uniting to end FGM in Mali: 3 stories of minds changed
Malian youth gather at FGM abandonment ceremony.

February 6, 2015 – This community in Mali has now banned female genital mutilation (FGM)! Here, 3 community members share how and why they decided to take a stand. Read more >>

New preschools in Barouéli, Mali establish a strong foundation for development
A happy young Malian boy

February 4, 2015 – SLIDESHOW: have a look at how early educational growth has sparked a cycle of progress for one community in Mali. Read more >>

A trip to remember: Canadians travel to Rwandan schools to see their donations in action!
Julie with students.

January 30, 2015 – Canadians Brian and Julie travelled to 2 schools in Rwanda to see their donations in action. Follow along and witness the impact they helped make possible! Read more >>

Breaking the silence: Colombian youth unite against gender-based violence and exploitation
Two Colombian girls.

January 23, 2015 – VIDEO: Youth use song, signs, and bicycles to break the cycle of gender-based violence and end sexual exploitation in Colombia Read more >>

A day in the life of Eudel: How Child Sponsorship changed her life and community
Eudel in class.

January 20, 2015 – (VIDEO) Spend a day with Eudel: an 8-year-old girl from Zimbabwe whose life and community changed thanks to Child Sponsorship. Read more >>

Determined to learn: Sabina defies the odds in rural Bangladesh
Sabina and her younger brother and sister.

January 14, 2015 – In rural Bangladesh, poverty and tradition make it common for girls to marry young and miss out on school. Find out how Sabina broke this cycle. Read more >>

Unbroken: The people of Haiti persevere past the 2010 earthquake
Smiling Haitian girl

January 9, 2015 – As the world marks the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we remember those affected and take a look back at our recovery work with communities. Read more >>

Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004
Children in lifejackets.

December 23, 2014 – The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami took the lives of 275,000 people. We remember those affected, as well as how Plan has supported relief and recovery. Read more >>

The power of words: How letters impact sponsored children
A boy displays his Happy Birthday card.

December 19, 2014 – See how letters from sponsors impact children around the world and learn how to start corresponding with your sponsored child this year! Read more >>

Why give a goat…or a pig or chicks?
Three goats

December 18, 2014 – You’ve heard that giving a goat can change a life, but have you ever wondered why? Here are 5 reasons why livestock can improve the lives of rural families in the developing world. Read more >>

3 examples of how Gifts of Hope can transform lives
Children laugh and huddle.

December 16, 2014 – From fruit trees flourishing in Kenya, to goats bringing brighter futures in Benin, check out these amazing transformations thanks to you and Gifts of Hope! Read more >>

AFRIpads: a simple product that’s changing lives across Uganda
Woman with packaged AFRIpads.

December 12, 2014 – What are AFRIpads and how do they change lives? Meet the Ugandan men and women, of all ages, whose lives have improved thanks to the power of this simple product. Read more >>

Meet Juliet: Big sister, breadwinner, and role model

December 10, 2014 – Learn how a scholarship helped 20 year-old Juliet lift herself and her whole family out of poverty in Rwanda.Read more >>

Hap’s story: How community sponsorship can change a life
Hap in traditional dress. Photo for Glamour Magazine.

December 5, 2014 – When we first met Hap she was an 11-year-old girl living in the remote northern mountains of Vietnam, with a dream of becoming a teacher. Read more >>

The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Protecting children, 25 years later
Children play.

December 3, 2014 – Learn how we’re continuing to protect children’s rights to play, learn, and stay safe and healthy 25 years after The Convention on the Rights of the Child was implemented. Read more >>

Minimizing the impact of HIV: Protecting affected families and children
Violet helps Denise with her homework.

December 1, 2014 – On this World AIDS Day we take a look at the direct and indirect impact this devastating disease has on the life of a child. Learn how it can be limited: Read more >>

9 gifts that give hope this holiday season
A boy retrieves well water.

November 27, 2014 – Looking for a special gift for someone on your holiday list? Check out these 9 unique Gifts of Hope that can change lives, and the world. Read more >>

Donating securities to secure brighter futures
A mother and baby.

November 25, 2014 – How you can donate securities to help secure brighter futures around the world? Learn about this tax-smart way to give! Read more >>

Vikram Vij: the power of quinoa
Vikram displays his cooked meals.

November 21, 2014 – Vikram Vij offered cooking demonstrations and 3 quinoa-based recipes in support of Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope! Download recipes and find out more: Read more >>

Toilets aren’t taboo – they’re tools for change
Girls smile in front of latrines.

November 19, 2014 – PHOTO ESSAY: see how new school latrines in Hatibandha prove that toilets aren’t taboo, they’re tools of change. Read more >>

“This is our war”: Ebola and the state of healthcare in West Africa
A West African health worker.

November 14, 2014  Can you imagine being without lifesaving resources and services during a major health crisis? Learn the realities facing people in West Africa amidst the Ebola crisis.  Read more >>

Typhoon Haiyan, 1 year later: Building back better, stronger, together.
Plan workers perform construction.

November 7, 2014  See how we’re helping communities in the Philippines rebuild – stronger than ever.  Read more >>

Noella’s story: ‘How chickens changed my life’
Noella stands in a school yard.

November 5, 2014  Can chickens change lives? Find out from Rwanda’s Noella, 18, as she shares her story.  Read more >>

What Ebola and icebergs have in common
A boy in a red shirt

November 3, 2014  Plan’s Regional Director of West Africa gives insight to the Ebola crisis, revealing what lies beneath the surface of this international health emergency.  Read more >>

The road less travelled: sponsored child, Marta, takes a promising educational route
Marta on the path to school.

October 30, 2014  Follow Marta, 16, on her promising route to an education, and progress, in rural Guatemala.  Read more >>

Learning skills, Planning for success: celebrating Zambia’s girl graduates
The graduating class.

October 27, 2014  See how this group of 46 young women gained skills to break down gender barriers and break free from poverty, in Zambia.  Read more >>

Zimbabwe’s secret garden
A mother and baby smile.

October 22, 2014  Learn how Plan is helping save women and children’s lives in Zimbabwe, and why this must only be done in secret.  Read more >>

Food for life: nourishing those who need it most
A girl with a food bowl.

October 16, 2014  Find out what we’re doing to end global hunger, and how you can help! Read more >>

Youth lend a hand to promote better health
Ador hosts a meeting.

October 14, 2014  Ador, 12, is teaching his peers a simple method that will improve the health of the entire community! Learn what it is.  Read more >>

“Hear our voices”: Do Adolescent Girls’ issues really matter?
A girl holds a chalkboard displaying 'October 11'.

October 10, 2014  Learn what 7,000 youth had to say about girls’ rights and how you can celebrate and advocate for girls everywhere on Day of the Girl. Read more >>

One family reaches new heights for hope
The MacDonald family at Mount Kilimanjaro’s peak.

October 6, 2014  Follow the MacDonald family on their journey up Mount. Kilimanjaro, where every step helped save and improve lives around the world. Read more >>

Protecting children’s rights in emergencies
A child sits at a school desk.

October 2, 2014  When conflicts, disasters, or health crises strike, Plan protects children’s rights. See how Plan supports children’s safety, health and overall well-being during emergencies. Read more >>

Meals for young minds: Hatibandha’s school food program
A woman and children with food.

September 30, 2014  Without sufficient nourishment, students in Hatibandha struggled to focus during class. See how their health, energy, and learning have improved! Read more >>

Earning income, making change: Sierra Leone’s women of finance
A woman holds her baby.

September 25, 2014  See how women of all ages are making a profit – and a better life – using microfinance and savings programs in Sierra Leone. Read more >>

Sprouting change: school gardens in Senegal
A boy waters plants.

September 22, 2014  Check out how school gardens in Senegal are feeding young minds and bodies, and promoting growth community-wide! Read more >>

Planning for Lily’s best life, in Laos
While gazing up at the camera, Lily colours in a book on the floor, along with her peers.

September 18, 2014  Watch how the support of Plan donors has positioned Lily, her parents and her village to take on life in Laos. Read more >>

Ebola: spreading beyond an international health emergency
Boy from Liberia looking into the camera.

September 15, 2014  The deadly effects of Ebola are spreading beyond contraction of the disease – creating a humanitarian crisis, as well as a health emergency. Read more >>

Life on the streets of Bangladesh: Ashraful’s search for school
Ashraful sits in the doorway, resting his feet on the frame and smiling at the camera.

September 11, 2014  Ashraful never imagined his quest for school would lead him to a life on the streets of Bangladesh. See how he found shelter and an education. Read more >>

Words to live by: 3 examples of the power of books
A girl looks thoughtfully at the camera, while balancing a set of books on her head.

September 8, 2014  See how youth are turning the page to a better life and marking a hopeful, new chapter in their lives with each word they read and write. Read more >>

The weight of water: lightening Miranda’s burden
Miranda gazes at the bucket she is holding and filling with fresh, clean water from a large tap.

September 4, 2014  Miranda, 10, of Timor-Leste, used to walk 3 hours a day lugging more than 10 litres of water. Learn how she swapped this path for one that led to a better life. Read more >>

Peanut butter with purpose: Zimbabwe’s Ziye Zano project
A woman looks back at the camera, smiling as she processes peanut butter

September 2, 2014  Watch and learn how peanut butter is bringing joy, generating income and changing lives in Zimbabwe.Read more >>

Sponsored child to Master of Education: Ujud’s learning journey
A young boy in a plaid shirt smiles at the camera, while sitting at his school desk.

August 28, 2014  Ujud was a sponsored child. He is now a high school teacher, village Treasurer and community leader, who is attaining his Master’s degree in Education. Read more >>

Volta thrives with VSLAs: How Mercy became an entrepreneur
Two women work in an agricultural field, one – dressed in grey—bends over, as another holds vegetation on her head and points down.

August 25, 2014  Mercy used to struggle to provide her children with the bare essentials. Now, her family is thriving and she’s a community leader. Learn how a VSLA changed her life. Read more >>

Containing Ebola: what you need to know, now
A woman with a baby on her back, washes her hands with Plan-provided bins, in front of a green building.

August 21, 2014  Find out what you need to know about West Africa’s Ebola crisis and what actions we’re taking to stop the disease from spreading further.

A bridge to a better tomorrow in Hoang Su Phi, Vietnam
A group of community members plow and till the land on the side of a hill, building a bridge.

August 18, 2014  Thanks to the support of community sponsors, the people of Hoang Su Phi have built a brand new bridge that helps them commute safely. See how the project unfolded!

Christine, the Goal Shooter, takes aim at girls’ health education
A girl dressed in a turquoise dress, clamps her hands together and laughs while standing in the centre of a circle of sitting peers.

August 14, 2014  Christine is her netball team’s goal shooter, but she’s reaching for goals beyond the game. Find out how a personal health scare motivated her to bring health awareness to peers.

Youth in action: shaping a better tomorrow
A girl in a white T-shirt and black vest holds up a megaphone.

August 12, 2014  All over the world, youth of different age, culture and gender are advocating for their rights. Whether it’s access to education or issues surrounding child labour, they are using their voices and talents to make a difference.

An ounce of prevention: An urgent update on Ebola
A woman in a beige shirt holds up an informative poster and instructs a classroom on Ebola.

August 8, 2014  The Ebola crisis in West Africa has been declared an international health emergency. Plan is working to stop the deadly disease from spreading through various educational, preventative measures.

Life on the sea’s edge: the Moken children of Thailand
A boy smiles at the camera while floating on a black rubber mat in the ocean.

August 6, 2014 Rapid cultural change has created new challenges for the indigenous Moken tribes of Thailand. See how Plan is helping these coastal children adapt so that their communities can thrive for generations to come.

Many stories, 1 shared quest: girls’ education in Ghana
A girl in a brown and yellow uniform sits at her desk, with open book, gazing at the camera.

August 5, 2014 Meet 14 girls from Ghana who are trying to overcome unique challenges to attend school. Find out how education could change their lives and the world.

Teaching Canadians Guitar to Bring Learning Abroad
A man in a black shirt and jeans sits playing an electric guitar, with an acoustic one beside him.

July 31, 2014 Jeff Gunn proves he is one of Canada’s leading musicians, as well as a global leader. Find out how his cross-Canada guitar workshops are helping to bring children – everywhere – an education.

Urub’s call: raising one voice to raise many hands for girls’ education
A young girl dressed in pink, raises her hand midst a black and white background

July 28, 2014 Inspired by Malala, Canadian fifth-grader, Urub, used her school’s speech competition as a way to bring local awareness for the global issue of girls’ education.

Sending joy by mail: writing to your sponsored child
A boy in a blue shirt looks up at the camera from his desk, smiling, as he reads a letter from Canada.

July 24, 2014 s you enjoy the summer months, why not share that joy with your sponsored child? See how your words that can bring happiness to a child.

A chance to learn and grow: new kindergarten in Jimma, Ethiopia
Two smiling boys and two girls (one very young) hold the letters to spell out Plan

July 21, 2014 Learn how a new kindergarten classroom and program in Jimma, Ethiopia is benefiting children like Abdulwahid, improving his and his family’s quality of life.

Breaking the cycle of slavery: 3 generations of Kamalari women
Lila’s grandmother’s hands are pictured holding a photograph of the three of women (upside down)

July 17, 2014 A life within the Kamalari labour-trade is one of hardship and danger for the young women of Nepal. Learn how Lila was able to break free of the system and start a new life for herself and her family.

3 simple ways kids can make a big, positive splash this summer
A large group of children, wearing Plan t-shirts, release multi-coloured balloons into the sky (large tree at centre)

July 14, 2014 Looking for fresh and rewarding activity ideas for kids to enjoy this summer? We’ve got 3 easy-to-plan events where kids can get involved in their communities— taking global action, while having fun!

Millions of children without birth certificate at risk
Two children from the Philippines display their new birth certificates

July 10, 2014 230 million children under the age of 5 are currently unregistered. Without a birth certificate, children are provided with no identity, leaving them vulnerable to exclusion and exploitation.

Beginning a new chapter in Kita, Mali
Young children busy at work in a classroom in Senegal

July 7, 2014 Plan’s got a new way for you to support children and families through our newest Community Sponsorship in Kita, Mali. Learn how we’re working to help break the cycle of poverty and create sustainable change in Kita.

It takes a village and child sponsorship
Young children busy at work in a classroom in Senegal

July 3, 2014 – A decade ago, Plan began working in the community of Guelakh, Senegal, and, through child sponsorship, this once poverty-stricken village began to thrive.

The right to participate and dream big in Ethiopia
Hennock and his friends play on a swing in the playground of their early learning centre.

June 26, 2014 – Thousands of children living in rural Ethiopia are getting the right start to life thanks to Plan-supported early learning centres where they learn about and enjoy their right to play.

Tackling child exploitation at the World Cup in Brazil
A group of youth sits in one of the new stadiums ready for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

June 23, 2014 – With the world’s eyes on Brazil as they host the world’s finest soccer teams at the 2014 World Cup, Plan is helping youth fight sexual violence and child exploitation.

Life in exile: Supporting the world’s refugees
A group of children living in a refugee camp in Uganda.

June 18, 2014 – Every year, millions of children and families are forced from their homes and struggle to start new lives in foreign lands. Find out how Plan is supporting refugees in the countries where we work.

The importance of the Day of the African Child
Girls raise their hands in solidarity in a classroom in Sierra Leone.

June 16, 2014 – Every year on June 16, the world commemorates the lives lost in the Soweto Uprising in South Africa, while recognizing the ongoing need to improve the education of African children.

Help children get the education they deserve!
A group of school boys from Cameroon smile from inside their classroom.

June 12, 2014 – Help the Global Partnership for Education enroll millions of children in school by writing the Minister of International Development and encouraging him to support global education.

Hearing from real life dads this Father’s Day
A father and mother bring their newborn to a health clinic for a checkup

June 9, 2014 – Fathers from some of the countries where we work discuss how Plan’s work in maternal, newborn and child health has changed their perspectives, making them better partners and dads.

The day she met her sponsored child, everything changed
Anna, Lisandro and Plan staff in front of a Plan vehicle in El Salvador.

June 5, 2014 – When Anna travelled to El Salvador to meet her sponsored child, she thought she knew what to expect. But when the day arrived, everything changed forever.

In numbers: our life-saving work in action around the globe
A health care worker measures the belly of pregnant woman in Tanzania.

June 2, 2014 – The health of mothers and children is crucial. Find out how Plan’s work in 7 countries is keeping mothers, newborns and children alive.

Singing loud and proud for mothers and babies in Zimbabwe
Community health workers sing together to raise awareness in their community in Zimbabwe.

May 29, 2014 – A group of community health workers and volunteers sing songs about the importance of maternal, newborn and child health in villages across Zimbabwe.

Keeping the health of mothers and children top of mind
A mother holds her newborn baby in Bangladesh

May 26, 2014 – Plan is working to provide life-saving health care to mothers, newborns and children in vulnerable communities around the world. See the results and find out what’s up next.

An adventure to Nepal and memories that last forever
Dr. Wotton (left) stands between his sponsored child Sujita and her younger brother in Nepal.

May 21, 2014 – When Dr. Wotton travelled to Nepal to meet his sponsored child, he felt compelled to help support the children and families living in the community. When he returned home to Canada, he did just that.

A gift in honour of Aunt Anna
Sharon’s Aunt Anna (right) holds a young baby in the Congo.

May 16, 2014 – When Sharon’s aunt passed away, she decided to honour her incredible memory by supporting mothers and their babies in Tanzania. See how!

Keep focus on the missing Nigerian girls
An empty classroom with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls

May 15, 2014 – More than 200 girls were abducted from their school in Nigeria. Don’t let the attention fade, until every girl is found. Find out how you can use your voice and help #BringBackOurGirls

Mother’s Day: Rosemary McCarney on saving the world’s moms and babies
Young child peeking out from colourful clothing

May 9, 2014 – Plan Canada’s President and CEO Rosemary McCarney shares her perspective on global motherhood.

The storm that shocked the world: 6 months later
Two young girls from the Philippines wash their hands under a clean water tap.

May 7, 2014 – It’s been 6 months since super Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, affecting millions of people in its path. See how Plan is supporting families and children.

3 mothers benefiting from our work
A woman carries her baby in a sling around her back.

May 5, 2014 – Learn how your support is keeping mothers and their babies alive in developing countries.

See how your Gifts of Hope are changing lives
A group of children hold saplings that are ready to be planted in the ground.

May 1, 2014 – Over the past year, thousands of Canadians gave gifts that have helped children and families around the world. See the change in action!

Child sponsorship in the halls of this high school
Leandre smiles while posing with a thank you letter from Plan Canada.

April 28, 2014 – See how one inspiring teenager brought child sponsorship to the students and teachers at her high school in North Bay, Ontario.

The world’s deadliest creature
A mother from Burkina Faso holds her new baby while under an anti-malaria bed net.

April 23, 2014 – They strike at night while you’re sleeping and put the lives of millions of children and families at risk every single year. Can you guess which creature is the world’s deadliest killer?

Rick Mercer shows you how bed nets save lives
Two boys from Burkina Faso smile while inside an anti-malaria bed net

April 17, 2014 – Every year, 600,000 people die from malaria. But anti-malaria bed nets can protect children and families and save thousands of lives. Find out how from our ambassador, Rick Mercer.

Spring forward with Gifts of Hope
Three children from Timor-Leste fill up a bottle from a fresh water source

April 14, 2014 – The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and everyone’s ready for a fresh start. See how you can help children and families in developing countries get a new start to life this spring.

Why are so many people hungry?
Children at a primary school in Kenya eating a meal of beans and maize.

April 10, 2014 – Every day, hunger threatens millions of children and families around the world. But why are so many people hungry and what are we doing to help? Find out.

Grandmothers fighting malnutrition, one child at a time
A woman sits with a little boy on her lap while she feeds him a bowl of nutritious food.

April 7, 2014 – 1 in 3 children under 5 suffers from malnutrition in Benin. Luckily, grandmothers from 160 communities across Benin are ready to tackle the problem.

Spread the Net Student Challenge winners announced
Rick Mercer holds a Spread the Net Student Challenge banner with a group of students.

April 3, 2014 – Schools from across the country participated in the 7th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge. See which schools took home the title and received a visit from Rick Mercer.

Child sponsorship supports the entire community
A group of children take part in a fun activity at an early education centre in Bangladesh.

March 31, 2014 – When you sponsor a child, you’re supporting an entire community. Learn how one community in Bangladesh is officially child marriage free, because of your generous child sponsorship donations.

What you should know about water in the developing world
Two young boys from Uganda smile while collecting water from a stream.

March 27, 2014 – Worldwide, access to water and sanitation is a human right, but that doesn’t mean everyone has access to a proper water source or improved sanitation. Learn more.

One-on-one with Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai
Malala and her father stand next to each other, both raise their hands in support of girls’ education. Photo credit: A World at School, 2013

March 24, 2014 – We sat down with Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai, to learn more about the man behind the passionate teen fighting for girls’ education.

A new source of water and a clean perspective
Children dip their hands in colourful paint to help decorate a banner at the funfair.

March 20, 2014 – New water systems in a community in Myanmar will benefit over 1,600 people and 2 primary schools, keeping children healthy and parents thankful.

Too close for comfort: Living on the edge in Vietnam

March 11, 2014 – No playground should put the lives of children at risk. This was a reality for one community in Vietnam until Plan (with your support!) helped create a safer place for children to play.

Rosemary McCarney Q&A: Every Day is Malala Day

March 10, 2014 – We sat down with Plan Canada’s President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney to talk about the launch of Every Day is Malala Day and how she hopes it will inspire youth.

Today’s daughters are tomorrow’s mothers

March 6, 2014 - See how communities across Bangladesh are rallying together to support the needs and rights of women and girls to promote a brighter future for everyone.

Every Day is Malala Day

March 3, 2014 - This International Women’s Day, Plan Canada launches the new book, Every Day is Malala Day, to celebrate Malala Yousafzai and the effect that her tireless campaign for education equality has had on girls around the world following the Taliban’s efforts to silence her

3 ways we’re keeping families nourished in Sierra Leone

February 24, 2014 - We’re working to improve the lives of children and entire communities in Sierra Leone thanks to innovative projects that make proper nutrition a top priority.

Celebrating 50 years of child sponsorship with Plan

February 18, 2014 - For 50 years, a group of employees from Manitoba have been sponsoring children with Plan Canada. Learn how they’re helping others together.

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2014 - Make your loved ones feel special this year. Go the extra mile by giving a Gift of Hope and share the love with people around the world at the same time.

The spirit of the Games: Children and sport

February 10, 2014 - The Olympic Games remind us how important sport and play are in every child’s development. See how children are growing new skills through sport!

Answering questions about female genital mutilation

February 6, 2014 - On February 6, the world recognizes the need to eradicate female genital mutilation – a practice that can endanger the health and lives of girls. Learn more about the issue.

Everybody knows Mariam

February 3, 2014 - Conflict in Mali forced Mariam, 20, from her home and into a refugee camp in Burkina Faso. But you’d never believe what she did once she got to camp.

New boats keep girls’ education afloat in Bangladesh

January 30, 2014 - A quality education is becoming a reality for girls living in Hatibandha, Bangladesh thanks to a safer, drier commute to school and new dormitories.

Unrest in the world’s youngest nation
Unrest in the world’s youngest nation

January 27, 2014 - 3 years after its independence from Sudan, the world’s newest nation is threatened by civil war and ongoing conflicts across the country. Find out why.

Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan
Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan

January 21, 2014 - As millions of people in the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan, Plan is on the ground helping children and families rebuild their lives.

Child sponsorship as a learning tool in the classroom

January 16, 2014 - See what happens when a teacher from Coquitlam, British Columbia, uses child sponsorship to help her daycare students learn about the world.

Looking back and looking ahead

January 13, 2014 - Plan Canada’s President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney, takes a look back at events in 2013 that changed the world and how they will impact the next year ahead.

New primary schools improve student enrolment

January 9, 2014 - New primary schools in three rural villages in Guinea are improving the education rates of children, and encouraging more students to attend school.

Life comes full circle for former sponsored child

January 2, 2014 - See what happens when a former sponsored child from Benin gives back to the organization that helped him achieve his dreams as a child.

3 stories from 2013 we think you’ll love!

December 30, 2013 - The support Plan received in 2013 was incredible! Big and small, individuals and groups, we’re grateful for all of our fundraisers from the last year.

2013 Annual Review

December 20, 2013 - Learn how your donations have helped the lives of millions around the world.

A holiday tradition like no other

December 18, 2013 - See how the McClelland family is celebrating the holidays by supporting the lives of children and families around the world.

An invaluable lesson in giving

December 13, 2013 - Nicole Johnston’s homeroom class takes on a challenge to help others in need, and discovers a valuable lesson along the way.

Girls’ take-home rations keep girls in school

December 9, 2013 - Giving the gift of girls’ take-home rations keeps girls in school and helps provide essential food items for an entire family. Find out how.

In words and pictures: Rosemary McCarney in the Philippines

December 2, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney, visits children and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and describes firsthand the mass destruction millions face.

Gift giving made easy with Gifts of Hope

December 2, 2013 - In need of some gift giving inspiration this holiday season? Think outside the gift box with Gifts of Hope. Find out how.

There’s a Gift of Hope for everyone on your list

November 27, 2013 - We asked some of our celebrated ambassadors to tell us which Gifts of Hope they’re giving this holiday season, and why. Find out more!

Universal Children’s Day: The evolution of a child

November 20, 2013 - From the day they’re born until they reach adolescence, children have a right to health care, education, protection and participation. Find out how Plan is working to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Video: Eyewitness account of Typhoon Haiyan

November 18, 2013 - A video taken by Plan Philippines staff captures Super Typhoon Haiyan slamming into the country and washing away homes in the blink of an eye.

10 things you should know about toilets and sanitation

November 18, 2013 - Every year, World Toilet Day is celebrated around the world as a way to help raise awareness on the challenges of global sanitation!

The journey of a goat: See how your goat is transforming lives

November 15, 2013 - When you give a goat this holiday season, the impact of your gift is felt by an entire family in the developing world. See how it all works and take the journey of a goat!

Infographic: Super Typhoon Haiyan action plan

November 14, 2013 - 11.3 million people have been affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. See how the global community is supporting emergency relief efforts.

In pictures: The wrath of Typhoon Haiyan

November 13, 2013 - Millions of people across the Philippines need your help. Plan is on the ground providing life-saving support, like clean water, food and shelter. Learn how you can help.

Typhoon Haiyan devastates millions in the Philippines

November 12, 2013 - Help the children and families devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. All donations now matched by Canadian government.

Strongman pulls packed school bus for Gifts of Hope!

November 7, 2013 - Two of our most exciting fundraisers are back at it again, getting their entire community together in support of Gifts of Hope.

Child sponsorship transforms an entire community

November 4, 2013 - See how 10,000 sponsored children and their families have benefited from your generous support in the community of Chakwal, Pakistan.

3 new Gifts of Hope, 3 new ways to give

October 31, 2013 - This holiday season, we’re offering you even more ways to give to your loved ones. Find out what’s new and exciting in our Gifts of Hope store!

Lemonade, cookies and a fundraiser for Gifts of Hope

October 28, 2013 - See how an Ottawa-based daycare owner got her kids involved in a fundraiser to support Plan’s Gifts of Hope.

See how your Gifts of Hope are changing real lives

October 24, 2013 - Thanks to your Gifts of Hope, the lives of children and families all over the world are changing for the better. See firsthand how your gifts are making an impact.

Child sponsorship makes big impact on Canadian couple

October 21, 2013 - When Johann and his wife Twila travelled to Paraguay to meet their sponsored child Maria, they were amazed to see how their sponsorship was helping transform Maria and her entire community.

Working together to eradicate poverty around the world

October 17, 2013 - On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we’re highlighting 5 ways we can break the cycle of poverty, and create a brighter future for generations to come.

The world turns pink for Day of the Girl!

October 15, 2013 - On October 11, the world celebrated the second International Day of the Girl. See how we celebrated here in Canada and find out which world famous monuments turned pink.

New report: In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters

October 11, 2013 - Plan’s 2013 Because I am a Girl report examines what happens to adolescent girls when disaster strikes around the world, and why.

10 ways the landscape has changed for girls in the last year

October 10, 2013 - Since the last Day of the Girl, a lot has happened around the world. Take a look at 10 events that highlight the importance of girls’ rights globally.

1 million hands raised for girls’ education, and counting!

October 9, 2013 - Over 1 million people from around the world have raised their hands in support of girls’ education, and you can too! Help us reach our goal and send 4 million girls to school.

Spread the Net for children in Africa

October 7, 2013 - Rick Mercer and Plan Canada join forces to help fight malaria in Africa.

These 3 girls are not in school, but why?

October 3, 2013 - 66 million girls around the world are not in school, but, why? Meet 3 girls and find out what’s holding them back from receiving the education they deserve. It might surprise you.

Transforming the lives of pre-schoolers in Ghana

September 30, 2013 - From start to finish, see the construction of a brand new preschool for children in the community of Volta, Ghana, thanks to Canadian donors like you.

How education saved Lamana

September 26, 2013 - Every year, millions of girls are forced to marry as children. Learn how education helped transform Lamana’s life for good.

5 ways you can celebrate Day of the Girl!

September 23, 2013 - The countdown is on! We’re weeks away from International Day of the Girl. Find out how you can be a part of a day, and how you can support girls’ rights around the world.

Keeping children in the classroom, no matter what it takes

September 19, 2013 - Too often, a child’s education is interrupted because of issues affecting their country. But in the midst of chaos, education is the best answer.

Cinema on wheels lights up Senegal

September 16, 2013 - A Plan vehicle is turning into a portable cinema on wheels and driving into rural communities in Senegal every night to educate movie-goers and raise awareness.

A student election that made history for girls

September 9, 2013 - When a student election was held at a primary school in Sierra Leone, an unlikely School President was nominated to represent her school. Find out more!

What makes children happy? A letter from you!

September 9, 2013 - See firsthand how writing to your sponsored child brightens their day as children from Nicaragua read and write letters to their sponsors around the world!

President Bill Clinton visits Plan program

September 5, 2013 - On a recent trip to Africa, Bill Clinton, former President of the United States stopped in to see the impact of Plan’s Banking on Change program in Tanzania.

Dorm life: A safe space to call home for girls

September 3, 2013 - In Tanzania, the challenges girls face while transitioning to secondary school can be daunting. But thanks to your support, new dormitories are providing girls with a safe learning environment and a place to call home.

Girls making their mark in male-dominated careers

August 29, 2013 - In Rwanda, girls are training to become plumbers, construction workers, welders and carpenters, and redefining what it means to be a woman in the workplace.

When you help one child, an entire community benefits

August 26, 2013 - When you sponsor a child with Plan Canada, your donations are used to support a variety of projects that help support your sponsored child and their entire community.

10 ways Plan’s work supports emergencies

August 22, 2013 - Emergencies occur all over the world and every day. See how Plan’s work supports children and their families in the countries where we work.

Rosemary McCarney on World Humanitarian Day: People helping people

August 19, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney reflects on World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate humanitarian work around the globe.

Changing lives on their wedding day

August 15, 2013 - When Rachel and Jacob decided to tie the knot, they had their wedding guests contribute to a gift that would help transform the lives of children living in Guinea.

To have a dream and to have a voice

August 12, 2013 - A day-long event held in Vietnam gives 500 the opportunity to display their talents and take an active role in their community.

Plan Canada supporting thousands of refugees in Niger

August 8, 2013 - Plan is managing and operating a refugee camp in Niger, helping nearly 10,000 children and families receive the food and support they need to survive.

A courageous fight to abolish slavery and keep girls in school

August 6, 2013 - At age 22, Urmila has lived no ordinary life. Forced into slavery and from school, this courageous young woman is fighting for girls’ education in Nepal.

Host a birthday that supports children around the world!

August 1, 2013 - Plan’s new Gifts of Hope birthday registry offers you a way to celebrate your loved ones and help children and families around the world at the same time.

Global action on education doesn’t end with Malala Day

July 29, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney shares her reflections on the historic Malala Day at the United Nations and children’s rights to an education.

Before and after: A snapshot of life in Bangladesh

July 25, 2013 - The children living in the remote community of Hatibandha, Bangladesh have their say in the development of their community, helping to improve their lives and those of their family.

Canadian donations help deliver hope for mothers in Tanzania

July 22, 2013 - Four new ambulances are on the road in rural Tanzania, helping expectant mothers receive the care they need before, during and after childbirth.

Malala celebrates 16th birthday at UN Youth Takeover

July 10, 2013 - Education activist Malala Yousafzai spoke at the first-ever United Nations Youth Takeover with over 600 bright youth, including two avid supporters of Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative, in hopes of achieving universal education for all children, especially girls.

World Population Day: Counting every child

July 8, 2013 - As the world grows bigger, so too do the issues confronting our global population. Find out how birth registration can help protect children.

The young and the jobless: tackling youth unemployment

July 4, 2013 - Plan’s Youth Savings and Loans Associations help young people take control of their future, and enable them to launch a career that supports their family.

Burkina Faso teen helps 60 girls get to school

July 2, 2013 - A teenager living in Burkina Faso’s capital city is helping rural schoolgirls get to and from school safe and sound. Find out how!

3 years later: What’s come out of the G8 Summit?

June 24, 2013 - Three years after the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Canada, the work to improve the health of mothers and their newborns continues.

Inside an IDP camp: Focus on Darfur

June 20, 2013 - Thanks to your help, Plan continues to support children and families who’ve had to flee their homes due to conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

3 end of year gifts your teacher will love!

June 17, 2013 - Give your child’s teacher a gift that will help children around the world get the opportunity to receive a quality education.

A father figure and a role model

June 13, 2013 - Fathers play a crucial role in the development of their family. The example they set and decisions made will impact his children forever.

Dreaming big in Ethiopia: Meet 9-year-old Bezawit

June 10, 2013 - Learn about 9-year-old Bezawit’s struggle to survive living in the slums of Ethiopia, and how child sponsorship has changed her life, and improved her community.

Sunflowers sprouting new hope in Pakistan

June 6, 2013 - Over the last three years, severe floods devastated the homes, crops and livelihoods of people living in Pakistan. But an unlikely crop is helping farmers get back on their feet.

Life under water: When monsoon season strikes in Bangladesh

June 4, 2013 - Every year, months of rain flood parts of Bangladesh. Learn how Plan is helping people living in the remote community of Hatibandha, and improving the life of children and their families.

A happy birthday for Chelsea

May 28, 2013 - When Chelsea celebrated her 6th birthday, she asked her friends to donate money in lieu of gifts so she could sponsor a child with Plan Canada.

May is Legacy Giving Month

May 23, 2013 - You can leave a lasting memory by remembering Plan Canada in your will. Find out more.

The girls of Hatibandha: See life through their eyes

May 21, 2013 - Only 7% of the students who attend secondary school in Hatibandha are girls. That’s not the only startling statistic hindering girls’ potential in this Bangladesh community. Find out more.

Syrian refugee crisis: Your help is needed

May 15, 2013 - Millions of children and families have been affected by the conflict in Syria, causing families to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Learn how you can help the children of Syria today.

A special countdown for the world’s mothers

May 10, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney reflects on global progress to keep mothers and their babies alive. Find out more!

Helping moms and their babies on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2013 - This Mother’s Day, give mothers and babies in the developing world a Gift of Hope that will keep them healthy. Find out more!

Welcome to Hatibandha, Bangladesh

May 9, 2013 - Learn how you can help change the lives of thousands of girls and their families living in the rural community of Hatibandha, Bangladesh. Learn more.

Keeping mothers and their newborns alive

May 6, 2013 - Every day, 800 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, leaving millions of children motherless. But these deaths are preventable with the help of simple interventions. Learn more.

Urbanization: Can we survive its risks?

May 2, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney addresses the complexity of population growth in cities and its effects on girls and their development.

3 ways YOU can help keep children healthy

April 29, 2013 - Children around the world are missing out on essential health services. Read how Plan Canada is improving children's health & how you can help.

Stopping malaria in its tracks

April 25, 2013 - 1 child dies every 60 seconds because of Malaria. Read about how Plan Canada is trying to stop the spread of Malaria & help children around the world.

Every child needs a teacher

April 23, 2013 - 5.1 million teachers are needed around the world. Plan Canada discusses education for girls and boys and how they are working to make a difference.

Gifts of Hope changing real lives

April 19, 2013 - Plan Canada's Gifts of Hope help children in need around the world. Thanks to your gift donation, these gifts help children, families & communities.

Students talk bullying in Canada

April 18, 2013 - Recently, students from the Toronto District School Board met with Plan Canada to discuss bullying, gender-based violence, and girl’s rights. Read more.

Keeping children healthy: Q&A with Plan Canada Health Advisor

April 10, 2013 - Meet Magalie, Plan Canada's Health Advisor. Learn how Plan helps children around the world stay healthy & makes sure they have access to health care.

1,000 days to MDGs and counting

April 5, 2013 - Plan Canada looks at the Millennium Development Goals & their fight to achieve them. Read about how the Canadian charity is working to help children.

The end of global poverty: Let’s not forget who we’re leaving behind

April 2, 2013 - Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney reflects on the progress we’ve made in alleviating poverty – but says there’s always more to be done.

Supporter spotlight: 12-year-old Clay

March 26, 2013 - 12 year old Clay fundraised for Gifts of Hope and bought his whole class 3 baby chicks! Read about how he's helping children in need around the world.

CIDA merges with Foreign Affairs

March 22, 2013 - The Canadian government announced the merger of the Canadian International Development Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

A year of conflict and crisis in Mali

March 22, 2013 - Plan Canada looks back at the humanitarian relief they have provided to the Mali crisis. Read how they help the children in need in the Sahel region.

Reaching new heights for World Water Day

March 19, 2013 - Read about Al Hansen's climb in support of Plan Canada's water project. Thanks to Al, 50 communities in Bolivia will have access to clean water!

What’s keeping girls out of school?

March 14, 2013 - With 66 million girls around the world out of school, here are 6 reasons why. Learn how Plan Canada is helping to provide education for girls.

Plan Canada celebrates International Women’s Day with 400 female students

March 8, 2013 - Plan Canada organized a workshop with the Toronto District School Board and 400 girls and their mentors. The workshop explored girls’ self-esteem, body image, and other barriers preventing girls from reaching their full potential. The girls also connected with other girls from around the world.

Ending violence in schools

March 4, 2013 - Millions of children around the world experience violence in and around the very institutions we trust the most: schools.

One girl’s fight for education in Pakistan

February 27, 2013 - As a young girl growing up in rural Pakistan, Erum spent years fighting for her right to an education. Now she’s mentoring other girls, promoting the importance of girls’ education.

Infographic: The impact of girls’ education

February 22, 2013 - By providing education for girls, we help break the cycle of poverty. Learn about Plan Canada's work and why it is important to educate a girl.

The road to Zambia: A trip down memory lane

February 19, 2013 - John and Merilyn Woods travelled to Zambia to visit their sponsored child. See how the nostalgic journey flooded John with childhood memories of his own.

Looking ahead: 5 key themes for 2013

February 15, 2013 - Plan Canada CEO Rosemary McCarney shares the key areas that Plan will be focusing on in 2013.

Gifts of Hope for Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2013 - Give your loved one an ethical gift for Valentine’s Day. You can show them how much you care about them and about making the world a better place.

A conversation about FGM

February 6, 2013 - On February 6 we recognize Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation and the progress we’ve made to shed light on a complex issue in the communities where we work.

Girls and the Global Economy

January 28, 2013 - Plan has launched a new report, Off the balance sheet: The impact of the economic crisis on girls and young women. The report details how girls and women are being hardest hit by the global economic recession

Canadians supporting families in the Sahel

January 25, 2013 - Thanks to your help, Plan continues to respond to the needs of people affected by the food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Letters: a meaningful way to connect to your sponsored child

January 23, 2013 - Sending and receiving letters is one of the most meaningful ways to learn about and stay connected to your sponsored child.

Conflict in Mali

January 17, 2013 - As the conflict in Mali unfolds, children and families are fleeing violence in the country in search of safety and shelter. Learn more about the conflict and how Plan is supporting those in need.

Eileen visits her sponsored child

January 15, 2013 - After a decade of sponsoring a child, Sidonie, with Plan Canada, Eileen goes on a journey to meet her in Benin, West Africa.

3 years after the Haiti earthquake

January 11, 2013 - Three years since a devastating earthquake, we look back on our work to rebuild and look ahead on what’s to come. Even though significant progress has been made in Haiti, the work of recovery is far from over.

5 inspiring supporters from 2012

January 8, 2013 - We’re reflecting back on 5 inspiring Plan Canada supporters from 2012, and sharing their stories as we prepare for a new year.

A bake sale for Gifts of Hope in Whitehorse

December 21, 2012 - Five-year-old Leah inspires her entire community when she raised over $1,000 for Gifts of Hope by hosting a bake sale.

2012: A year in review

December 19, 2012 - As Plan turned 75 this year, our work in 2012 alone has reached more than 174 million people across the world. Here are some highlights.

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