Workshops and Presentations

We have delivered workshops and presentations across the country for both students and educators on a wide range of topics related to international development.

Whether you are interested in the Because I am a Girl initiative specifically or in Plan's work more generally, we can facilitate engaging, thought-provoking activities.

Though our main office is located in Toronto, Ontario, we are sometimes able to travel to other regions, resources permitting, when there is sufficient interest.

If you're interested in having a member of our team visit your school or community group, please get in touch! If we can't send someone right away we will try to coordinate a visit to your region later in the year and we will keep you informed of any events or trainings that we organize in your area.

To request a presentation at your school or in your community, please fill out this form.

Presentation descriptions


Rights and responsibilities
Duration: 45mins - 1 hour
Suitable for: Adaptable for all grades
Who are we responsible to? What are human rights and why are there special rights for children? Improving the lives of children in poor and developing countries is at the heart of Plan's work and this workshops aims to help students understand the importance of rights in a local and global context.

International development in the classroom
Duration: 1-3 hours
Suitable for: Adaptable for educators at all levels
Learn more about how to incorporate global issues and international development into the classroom using Plan Canada's free educational resources and online tools.

Plan's 8 core areas
Duration: 30mins - 1 hour
Suitable for: Grade 9 -12
Plan's work to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty is based around eight core areas. Depending on availability, a presentation by a member of Plan's international programs team can be arranged on the following topics:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Water and sanitation
  • Child protection
  • Economic security
  • Emergencies
  • Child participation
  • Sexual health including HIV

The Because I am a Girl initiative

Why being a girl matters
Duration: 45mins - 1 hour
Suitable for: Adaptable for all grades
Through interactive activities participants will explore the meaning of gender and the associated stereotypes that exist all around the world to better understand why being a girl matters and how they can stand up for girls' rights locally and globally.

Girls and the media
Duration: 30mins - 1 hour
Suitable for: Grades 9-12
Actress and Because I am a Girl clubs ambassador Sarena Parmar talks about her experiences and the challenges and stereotypes she has faced working in film and television while helping participants understand the broader context of the portrayals of girls and women in the media and how that affects their participation in society as leaders and decision-makers. Note: This workshop is dependant on Sarena's availability which is limited.

All About Eve
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suitable for: Grades 7-12
All About Eve is a short 5 character play with an optional PowerPoint presentation. It compares and contrasts the lives of two girls living in different parts of the world. Our facilitator can work with a small group to help them adapt and prepare the piece and then present it to a wider audience in the school or community.

Because I am a Girl club modules
Duration: 1 hour
Target age group: Grades 5-12
These modules explore girl-relevant issues from a local and global perspective and help girls make the connection between being a girl here and in the developing countries where Plan works. Module topics include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Financial literacy
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Understanding gender
  • Work and career
  • Sports and fitness
  • Relationships
  • Water
  • Online safety and advocacy

Presentation descriptions from our partners

Mosquitoes Suck Tour

The Mosquitoes Suck Tour (MST) is a 60 minute performance show featuring funny, talented and engaging performers whose goal is to both inform and entertain the audience. MST is performed in a highly energetic, interactive style which is sure to keep students (and teachers!) on the edge of their seats.

Pairing hard-hitting statistics and figures with funny dialogue and entertaining content, MST has been created to teach students about malaria, international development issues, and the role they can play in making their world a better place. The show's unique style will leave participants eager and equipped to do something about malaria - a disease that often seems worlds away.

To find out more about MST or to register your school, please go here.