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2016

09/26/2016 - Girls belong here 2016: Youth challenge mini-release

09/20/2016 - $64.5 million in new humanitarian funding is unprecendented, says Plan International Canada

09/20/2016 - Plan International Canada has high expectations for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take feminist approach to refugee crisis at UNGA

09/17/2016 - Plan International Canada congratulates Global fund on reaching $13B goal, urges world not to forget most vulnerable, adolescent girls

07/05/2016 - Leading for peace in Colombia – Plan International Canada launches new initiative to support victims affected by armed conflict

05/02/2016 - It’s time to hold the world accountable for action on girls’ rights

05/02/2016 - Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau joins Plan International Canada for the Girl Empowerment Forum

04/28/2016 - Support to the survivors of the Ecuador earthquake

04/22/2016 - 60 Days for 60 Million Displaced People

04/21/2016 - NEED-A-SOURCE: Nepal Earthquake - One Year Later Update from the field: Plan International on-the-ground in Nepal

03/15/2016 - Plan International Canada joins global partners at UN conference to empower girls around the world

03/10/2016 - Rick Mercer and Plan International Canada congratulate winners of the ninth annual Spread the Net Student Challenge to prevent malaria

03/07/2016 - Caroline Riseboro joins Plan International Canada as President and CEO

03/07/2016 - Plan International Canada calls on Canadians to unleash the power of their voices for girls’ and women’s rights

03/02/2016 - Syria joint campaign and matching fund ends, but humanitarian needs remain

03/02/2016 - #LiftHerUp this International Women’s Day

02/08/2016 - More Assistance Welcomed for Syrian Refugee Crisis

02/08/2016 - Born On Time: new Canadian-led initiative tackles leading cause of child mortality

01/21/2016 - Plan Canada welcomes four new members to the Board of Directors

01/14/2016 - Plan Canada welcomes Caroline Riseboro as new President and CEO

01/07/2016 - A New Year Brings New Hope from Canada for Syrian Relief Efforts


2015

30/11/2015 - Plan Canada expert available to speak about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

25/11/2015 - Give a Gift of Hope to celebrate Giving Tuesday

24/112015 - Government of Canada’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees welcome news, but only part of multi-faceted approach that is required for this crisis

20/11/2015 - Plan International Canada named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

10/11/2015 - NEED A SOURCE: Plan Canada addressing bullying in developing countries – Bullying Awareness Week (November 15-21)

20/10/2015 - Supporting flood-affected families in Sierra Leone, Newly-launched Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund boosts Plan’s flood relief work

07/10/2015 - Stand Up and Order Gender Equality, Plan Canada urges Canadians to take the pledge for girls’ rights on the fourth International Day of the Girl

05/10/2015 - Photo Opportunity: Join Anna Silk at Plan Canada’s “Order Up Equality” truck to support girls’ rights

05/10/2015 - New global report questions why girls’ rights remain unfinished business in 2015

05/10/2015 - Media backgrounder - The Unfinished Business of Girls’ Rights

01/10/2015 - Rick Mercer and Plan Canada launch ninth annual Spread the Net Student Challenge to prevent malaria

26/09/2015 - The World has Changed but Canadian Values have not - Open letter to all party leaders

25/09/2015 - Plan Canada Welcomes Global Goals and Push for a More Equitable World

17/09/2015 - Women’s issues finally get the attention they deserve

16/09/2015 - Canada’s leading aid agencies call on Canada to deepen its commitment to Syrian refugees

10/09/2015 - NEED A SOURCE: Sustainable Development Goals

04/09/2015 - Plan Canada calls for urgent action to help the world’s 30 million refugee children

07/08/2015 - Plan Canada welcomes Marie Staunton as interim President and CEO

07/08/2015 - Plan Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s funding contribution toward improving lives of vulnerable mothers and children

06/29/2015 - Canadian programs help save lives of vulnerable mothers and children in developing countries: three-year collaboration results released

06/24/2015 - Participate in the Because I am a Girl lemon challenge

06/08/2015 - Plan Canada President and CEO Named Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations

06/05/2015 - Join the fight against the world's deadliest creature

06/03/2015 - Plan Canada announces Top 20 Under 20 award winners, celebrating achievements and leadership of outstanding youth from across the country

06/01/2015 - Event Advisory: See the world’s deadliest creature live at the Toronto Eaton Centre for Plan Canada’s Spread the Net campaign for malaria awareness

05/26/2015 - Nepal: HC and Member Agencies Raised $8 Million for Emergency Response

05/25/2015 - One month on: Children’s concerns and voices must be heard as Nepal recovers from devastating earthquakes

05/12/2015 - NEED A SOURCE: Plan staff in Nepal and Canada available to speak on the latest severe earthquake to hit already devastated country

05/01/2015 - The Humanitarian Coalition Has Received $2.5 Million in Donations for Nepal

04/29/2015 - Nepal earthquake: Heavy rains to worsen humanitarian situation

04/28/2015 - NEED A SOURCE: Staff on the ground & disaster response experts available to speak on the humanitarian crisis following the earthquake in Nepal

04/26/2015 - Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Survivors of Nepal Earthquake

04/25/2015 - NEED A SOURCE: Disaster response experts available to speak on the earthquake in Nepal

04/20/2015 - Plan Canada partners with Shaw Media to launch Edmonton Challenge

04/17/2015 - Plan Canada welcomes Canada’s increased commitment to global education

04/02/2015 - Plan Canada wins 2015 Leadership 500 Award recognizing exceptional Leadership Development Programs

03/12/2015 - Rick Mercer and Plan Canada announce winners of the 8th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge to prevent malaria

03/09/2015 - Developing girl-powered solutions to gender inequality in Canada

03/02/2015 - On International Women’s Day, Plan Canada calls on Canadians to create a brighter future for women and girls

02/04/2015 - Community leaders at the forefront of ending female genital cutting

01/29/2015 - Innovative project led by Plan International Canada and The MasterCard Foundation empowers thousands of West African youth


2014

12/04/2014 - Media Backgrounder - Plan Canada Gifts of Hope 2015

12/04/2014 - This holiday season a unique & meaningful gift is just one click away.

11/26/2014 - Rosemary McCarney of Plan International Canada named a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner

11/25/2014 - The Humanitarian Coalition Supports the Auditor General’s recommendations for strengthening Canada’s response to humanitarian emergencies

11/21/2014 - Plan Canada applauds Canada-led United Nations resolution to end child, early and forced marriage

11/13/2014 - Plan youth delegate honoured by Glamour as one of the ‘bravest girls in the world’

11/07/2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, one year after: Building back better in the Philippines

11/04/2014 - Media Backgrounder: Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM)

10/14/2014 - Announcement of New Funding Mechanism for Humanitarian Disasters

10/10/2014 - Plan Canada congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, a ‘heroine of girls’ education

10/09/2014 - Media Backgrounder: International Day of the Girl October 11, 2014

10/09/2014 - Time to secure a brighter future for the world’s girls

10/06/2014 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Plan Canada and world-renowned artist build “Notes for a Brighter Future” Post-it Note art installation in Toronto to celebrate the third annual International Day of the Girl

10/06/2014 - Hear Our Voices report - Media Backgrounder

10/06/2014 - Global study reveals stark realities faced by girls around the world; Canadian girls weigh in with similar issues and fears

09/30/2014 - Rick Mercer and Plan Canada launch 8th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge to prevent malaria

09/22/2014 - Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Ebola Outbreak

09/02/2014 - Plan Canada named to prestigious Top 25 Women of Influence™ ranking

07/30/2014 - Plan Canada expands youth engagement portfolio to include Youth in Motion programs, Top 20 Under 20

07/09/2014 - Humanitarian Coalition: South Sudan Needs Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

07/04/2014 - Plan Canada welcomes Canada’s stepped up efforts on child, early and forced marriage

05/29/2014 - Plan Canada welcomes Government of Canada funding announcement on maternal, newborn and child health

05/28/2014 - Saving mothers and children: Plan Canada demonstrates life-changing impact

05/28/2014 - Maternal, newborn and child health – Media Backgrounder

05/27/2014 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Saving mothers and children: Accountability for results Plan Canada, Minister Paradis present impact of Canadian leadership for mothers and children across developing world

04/25/2014 - This World Malaria Day, Rick Mercer & Plan Canada’s Spread the Net campaign urge Canadians to take action against the world’s deadliest creature: the mosquito

03/27/2014 - UN Commission call for increased efforts to promote gender equality in ‘post-2015 agenda’ welcomed

03/15/2014 - Three Years of Crisis in Syria

03/12/2014 - Plan Canada and Rick Mercer proud to announce winners of the 7th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge to prevent malaria

03/07/2014 - International Women’s Day meets The Malala Effect

03/06/2014 - Plan Canada Welcomes Announcement on Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Summit

03/03/2014 - Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity - Local artists bring Malala Yousafzai's story to life for International Women's Day

01/16/2014 - Plan Canada Welcomes Push for Greater Transparency in Extractives Sector

01/15/2014 - Children Can Now Seek Justice for Abuses Through UN