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Media alert: Youth to share Roadmap to achieving gender equality in Canada during Women Deliver 2019

Plan International Canada Global Ambassador Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to participate in youth-led event to bring gender equality to the top of Canada’s agenda

June 3, 2019 – A ground-breaking initiative based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Youth for Gender Equality (YGE) project will showcase the first-ever Youth-Led Roadmap for Gender Equality: A Plan to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 in Canada at Women Deliver 2019 in a publicly accessible event at CanWaCH Canada Pavilion on June 5, 2019.

Youth for Gender Equality is a three-year initiative co-led by Plan International Canada and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation that engages youth from all over Canada to convene and discuss how to spearhead progress towards achieving SDG 5. The Roadmap is the most extensive, youth-led recommendation document for achieving SDG 5 of its kind in Canada.

Be part of history in the making as youth leaders present their SDG 5 recommendations and discover how we can achieve gender equality in Canada and beyond. These inspiring youth voices will reveal their findings and share their insights on how we can create an equitable society for people of all genders, abilities and ethnicities and bring gender equality to the top of Canada’s agenda.

For more information about Youth for Gender Equality and to review the full Roadmap, visit

What: Youth-Led Roadmap for Gender Equality Launch Event at Women Deliver 2019

Who: Youth For Gender Equality youth leaders from across Canada, with special guest Plan International Canada Global Ambassador Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Location: CanWaCH Canada Pavilion, Steamworks Uber Room

When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT

Format:Fourteen YGE youth delegates will lead an interactive session with audience members. The event includes opening remarks, a share back of findings and recommendations, in-depth and open discussions at tables with YGE youth delegates about the recommendations and formal closing remarks.

RSVP:Advanced registration is required. Please RSVP online at

Media interviews will be available immediately following the event, as well as on-site at Women Deliver 2019. Please contact Kaili Colford (; 647-502-7707) to request an interview.


Media contacts

Kaili Colford
Plan International Canada

Danielle Palfery
Hill+Knowlton Strategies