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Plan International Canada works with young people of all genders aged 14 — 24 years throughout the country to become agents of change for children’s rights and equality for girls. Through our initiatives, we help deepen their awareness and knowledge of global issues, build their leadership and advocacy skills, and unleash their power as global citizens. Check out all the great ways you can get involved with Plan International Canada and help drive positive global change for children and girls around the world.

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REGISTER TODAY FOR PLAN INTERNATIONAL CANADA’S 2021 DIGITAL YOUTH SUMMIT!

You are invited to register for Plan International Canada's third annual Youth Summit, taking place from May 14-17, 2021. Celebrate a year of successes, learn from fellow youth activists, and make connections at this year's Youth Summit! Participants from Plan International Canada initiatives will come together over four days of activities, workshops, and inspirational speakers. Youth attendees will have the opportunity to meet with other incredible youth from around Canada to deepen their knowledge about global issues and learn how to drive sustainable change. Youth between the ages of 14-24 are invited to attend. There is no cost to participate and all sessions will be held digitally over Zoom.

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Speakers bureau

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The Speakers Bureau provides an opportunity for young people across Canada to be trained in public speaking and create positive change.

Join the speakers bureau

Champions of Change Clubs

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Champions of Change Clubs are an avenue for youth to enact change on a local and global scale by raising awareness and funds for gender equality and girls' rights.

Start a club

Youth advisory council

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The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides Plan International Canada with guidance on strategic direction and initiatives. The YAC’s perspective is crucial for ensuring young people are part of the decision-making process.

Join the youth advisory council

Youth for Gender Equality

Youth for Gender Equality was a landmark project that engaged youth from across Canada in conversations on how to spearhead progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality, both at home and abroad.

More about Youth for Gender Equality

Girls Belong Here

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The Girls Belong Here program is part of a global movement to amplify girls’ voices, advocate for their rights and elevate their position in society.

More about Girls belong here

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Sign-up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn about all the ways you can get involved with Plan International Canada and help address social justice issues affecting children around the world.

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The Power of Youth: A youth-led guide to engaging with voices of change

Youth in Canada and around the world are deeply impacted by the decisions and actions of leaders, yet their perspectives and solutions are too often disregarded or devalued.

A group of Plan International Canada Youth Champions have created a resource to inspire the inclusion of the youth voice in policy, daily life, and all levels of society.

This youth-generated resource was created to support decision makers in creating safe, equitable, and meaningful experiences for youth and in turn, recognize the benefits of including youth in those spaces.  

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Resources

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Resources

We have all kinds of resources to help you explore key global issues and themes in our international development work. Perfect for teachers, educators, youth leaders, mentors, and club leaders.

Check out our resources

Fundraise

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Fundraise

Help drive positive change around the world by joining our team of volunteer fundraisers.

Youth fundraising

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