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    NORMAL IS
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WHAT WE DO

Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

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Help us advance children’s rights and equality for girls around the world. See the change you’re making first-hand by exchanging letters with your sponsored child, receiving updates on their progress and getting the opportunity to meet in person and watch them realize their potential.

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Gifts of Hope help unleash the potential of children and families across the world by providing tangible goods and vital services where they are most needed. Defy gift-giving conventions and help transform lives instead.

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BECAUSE I AM A GIRL

Around the world, girls continue to face unique barriers that violate their rights and keep them from achieving their full potential. Because I am a Girl is our global, youth-led initiative working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights.

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Why it’s time to Defy Normal

Normal is children denied their rights and girls denied equality. See why Plan International Canada is calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal for millions around the world.

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Canadian youth #DefyNormal for International Day of the Girl

Meet the nineteen youth ambassadors who are sharing the roles of Canadian corporate, charity and government leaders, and media personalities for a day and setting a new precedent this #DayoftheGirl.

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7 compelling reasons to stand up for children’s rights

Despite all our advances, we’ve left millions of children behind – especially girls. This is considered ‘normal’. Find out 7 crucial reasons why we need to Defy Normal and stand up for children and girls everywhere!

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