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Kate Nash, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, is Plan’s newest Because I am a Girl Global Ambassador.
Congrats to smartgirl Laura Sullivan! Laura and her mom will take the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania as guests of smartwater Canada.
View the interactive photo exhibit showcasing the unique journey of girls in the developing world. Documentographer, Catherine Farquharson, captured these images while visting remote Plan Canada sponsored projects and communities in South Asia and Africa.
Are you a smartgirl? Tell us about a woman who has inspired you, and both of you could win a trip to visit a maternal health centre in Tanzania!
On October 31, Plan celebrated the birth of a girl in Uttar Pradesh, India, as the world’s symbolic 7 billionth person. The event highlights the serious issues of sex selection and female feticide.
School principal and single dad, Kevin, and his daughter, Maya, decided to celebrate their ‘big’ 40th and 13th birthdays by giving instead of receiving. They hosted a fundraiser concert and raised $10,000 for a girl-friendly school in Rwanda.
Meet the smartwater winners who are off on the trip of a lifetime in August with Jennifer Heil to celebrate the completion of a new school for girls in Rwanda.
After hundreds of essay submissions, three inspiring Canadians have been named the winners of the smartgirls challenge. The winners will join Jenn Heil in Rwanda this summer to celebrate the completion of a new school for girls.
21-year old Joanne lives in an area that was badly damaged by the January 2010 Haitian earthquake. One year on, she's the leader of the first volunteer group trained by Plan to distribute aid and help support children affected by the quake.
Hip Toronto Yorkville store, UPC Boutique, raised almost $1,500 for the Because I am a Girl movement at a December event. Way to go, UPC!
Human rights activist, journalist and author Sally Armstrong has a message for all girls in the Because I am a Girl movement: "Go for it. The time is right. The cause is right. This is something to chase!"
On March 25, 2011 Canadian Parliament passed a motion, supported by all political parties, declaring that Canada will lead the effort and propose a United Nations Resolution to proclaim September 22 the International Day of the Girl.
Through a new partnership with Plan Canada, Sears will donate $50,000 plus 1% of net sales from the Girl Confidential merchandise featuring the Because I am a Girl campaign.
"Girls Can Soar" was the name chosen by sisters Avery and Laura for their silent art auction and CD release fundraising party in September. And they proved girls can indeed soar by raising a grand total of almost $4,000 for Because I am a Girl!
Congratulations to Fatimah and her Girl's Club from Markham, Ontario, who won $5,000 in our MuchMusic contest for their fundraising idea for water projects in Sierra Leone.
Plan Canada's President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney, had a hopeful message for her audience at the Havergal College Alumni Distinguished Speakers Event on February 10th.
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