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    Youth Summit & Storyteller’s Symposium 2020

    Spent the past week learning and growing with the most inspiring group of youth advocates at Plan International Canada‘s Youth Summit. While the platform looked a little different this year, the Youth Engagement team facilitated such impactful sessions as always! We closed off the summit with the Storyteller’s Symposium, where I had an opportunity to share my thoughts on international development & children’s rights. In awe of this team of powerful & ambitious young people breaking down barriers and being beacons of hope, especially now when the world needs it most. Watch the Storyteller’s Symposium here:

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    Girls Belong Here

    I am so grateful to have been able to spend the day sharing seats with Dave McKay, CEO of RBC. Through the #GirlsBelongHere initiative with Plan Canada, I shared this role to demonstrate to girls that these leadership positions ARE within our reach if we learn to overcome self doubt and break free of the limiting narratives we place on ourselves. As Dave put it, just ask yourself the question “why not me?” and with a ton of hard work, one day it can be yours. I was lucky enough to spend the morning with powerful female leaders like Kathleen Taylor, Helena Gottschling and Kelly Pereira, and soaked in their triumphs, tribulations and the incredible advice they had…

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    Storyteller’s Symposium 2019

    Sharing our story and speaking about what gender equality means to me at the Plan International Canada Storyteller’s Symposium. It was so special to spend time with & learn from such incredible activists ⭐️ Thank you Alia Youssef Photography for capturing these moments!#PlanCanada Because I am a Girl Canada