Plan International Canada’s advocacy efforts seek to influence policy decisions that have a direct impact on achieving gender equality, women’s and girls’ rights and the rights and well-being of all children and young people. One of the most powerful ways to achieve this is in partnership with organizations seeking the same end results.

Plan International Canada is proud to be a member of the following coalitions and working groups.

Canadian Coalition

Canadian Coalition on Climate Change & Development

C4D is a coalition of international development and environmental organizations working together to share knowledge and take concerted action to address climate change.

Canadian Coalition Rights of Children

Canadian Coalition on the Rights of Children

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) brings together organizations and individuals to promote respect for the rights of children. The guiding framework for all Coalition activities is the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Canadian International Education

Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG)

CIEPWG is a coalition of development, humanitarian and advocacy organizations committed to supporting policies and programs to ensure that all children and youth have access to safe, quality education.

Canadian Partnership

Canadian Partnership on Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)

CanWaCH is a partnership of more than 100 Canadian organizations and global citizens working to realize a world where every woman and child survives and thrives.

Cooperation Canada

Cooperation Canada

Since 1968, Cooperation Canada (formerly the Canadian Council for International Cooperation) has brought together civil society organizations working in the international development and humanitarian sector.

Flood Resilience Portal

Flood Resilience Portal

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (the Alliance) is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical ways to support communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. The Alliance consists of humanitarian, NGO, research, and private sector partners who work together to increase public and private investment in evidence-informed community-based flood resilience.

Humanitarian Coalition

Humanitarian Coalition

The Humanitarian Coalition is a joint appeal mechanism. It is comprised of Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada. With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, we bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. We work together to eliminate unnecessary competition, reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public of humanitarian needs.

Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Response Network of Canada

The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada is a vibrant community of practice made up of 37+ Canadian humanitarian organizations.



Imagine Canada is a national, bilingual charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Through their advocacy efforts, research and social enterprises, IMAGINE Canada helps strengthen charities, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs so they can better fulfill their missions.



PMNCH is the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being, with over 1,000 partner organizations across its 10 constituencies.

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Stop TB Partnership

The global STOP TB partnership's mission is to serve every person vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB) and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it.

Women’s Rights Policy Group

Women’s Rights Policy Group

The Women’s Rights Policy Group is a working group of Canadian organizations and individuals who work internationally and domestically on women’s rights issues.

Advocacy success in Canada


Six adolescent girl leaders from Canada, Jamaica, Lebanon, Benin, Mali, and South Africa met with Canadian Minister of International Development Bibeau and her counterparts at the Minister’s meeting in Whistler in 2018, as part of the Canadian G7 presidency.

As a strong partner to the Government of Canada, Plan International Canada is proud to have participated in, and often led, advocacy efforts that resulted in:

  • The Whistler Declaration on Unlocking the Power of Adolescent Girls for Sustainable Development and the Whistler Declaration on Gender equality announced during Canada’s G7 presidency of 2018.
  • The Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries resulting in education being elevated on the global agenda and $2.9 Billion (US) committed to reach 8.7 million children.
  • The Thrive advocacy agenda, which resulted in the Government of Canada committing $1.4 billion in funding for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health globally in 2019, including for neglected areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • The creation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, including its inclusion of girls and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Canada’s first Federal Strategy to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence.
  • The creation of the International Day of the Girl Child.
  • G8 Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, with $1 billion in new Canadian funding for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), $7.5 billion committed globally.

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