Celebrates International Day of the Girl

TORONTO–Mona Malone, Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Financial Group and Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, joined Tanya Rowntree, Global Head of Client Success, Capital Formation, TMX Group, to close the market in celebration of International Day of the Girl.

Plan International Canada, with unanimous all-party support from the Canadian government, spearheaded the campaign that led the United Nations to declare October 11 as International Day of the Girl. BMO is the executive sponsor for Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program, which provides mentorship opportunities to empower young women and advance equality.

Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. They have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The organization is calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal: to believe in the power and potential of every child and to take a stand anywhere children are oppressed, exploited or left behind and anywhere girls aren’t equally valued.

“Together, we can create a world where all unleash their full potential.”

They work with children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of barriers facing girls and all vulnerable children and support children’s rights from birth to adulthood. The organization also enables children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity.

They drive change in practice and policy at all levels using their reach, experience and knowledge


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