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Plan International is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children while promoting equality for girls.

We work not only to improve the daily lives of girls but also to advance their position and value in society, while actively working with boys and young men to champion gender equality. We believe in advancing children’s rights in all contexts, including during conflict and emergencies, where girls in particular are faced with additional dangers.

Our programs deliver lasting change. We listen to the voices of children in the community, especially girls, whose views and needs are frequently overlooked, to ensure that our work is relevant and effective.

We work with governments and encourage them to meet their obligations towards child protection and children’s rights. We work with children, their families, communities and governments to address the root causes of child rights violations and inequality.

We encourage young people to become part of the change by educating them on their rights and supporting their activism.

Karen Jackson

A message from Patsy Anderson, Chair, Plan International Canada Board of Directors

Organizational trust and transparency is one of the core responsibilities of the Board. A diverse group, this team brings different perspectives and areas of expertise to the table. We carefully consider strategic decisions – including whether or not Plan International should accept offers from other organizations to join forces. We are committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence in governance and accountability oversight. We owe that to our supporters and all the people whose lives we touch, both here in Canada and around the world.

Patsy Anderson signature,
Chair of the Board