Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization that’s dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. We’re active in more than 75 countries and work in partnership with children, families, supporters, community-based organizations and governments. Together, we help ensure children can access their rights to:

  • Education
  • Health care
  • Safety, protection and participation
  • Nutrition and well-being
  • Dignity and protection in emergencies

Plan International is one of the largest and longest-running children’s charities in the world. Because of the quality of our programming and our commitment to impact and transparency, we have earned the trust of governments, other not-for-profits, corporations, philanthropists and people around the world.

Plan International and Plan International Canada have no political or religious affiliations; however, we do believe in the power of global citizenship. We are calling on all Canadians to embrace their global citizenship – to believe in the power and potential of every child and to stand with children, especially girls, anywhere they are oppressed, exploited, left behind or not equally valued.


Number of years that Plan International has been helping children


Number of donors who supported Plan International Canada in 2021

4.5 million

Number of children reached thanks to Canadian donors in 2021

How we create lasting impact

  • 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

Learn more about How We Work

Plan Staff handing woman handwashing kit in Gueckedou

Our people

Plan International Canada is one of Canada’s Most Admired Work Cultures. We are a team of passionate people who have chosen careers that help make the world a better place for children – especially girls.

Meet the Plan International Canada team

Nick Carter and Esme Odgers surrounded by children in Puigcerda colony

Our story

Since 1937, Plan International has helped ensure that children are safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

When British journalist and broadcaster John Langdon-Davies witnessed the plight of children in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, he responded by establishing the Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain. This initial act of compassion is how Plan International was born.

Read our story

Our ambassadors

Plan International Canada is fortunate to partner with likeminded and influential public figures, like Lisa LaFlamme, Sarah Rafferty and Cheryl Hickey, who use their platform to stand with and for children, especially girls, everywhere.

Meet our ambassadors

Our partnerships

We are proud to partner with government agencies, other NGOs and corporations to help maximize Plan International Canada’s resources and impact for children worldwide.

Learn about our partnerships

Financial accountability

Plan International has a long-term presence in communities where we partner with children, families, community organizations and governments. Our diverse funding sources help us develop sustainable solutions to unleash human potential around the globe.

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