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March 30, 2022
Right To Play to increase access to quality education for close to 40,000 internally displaced children in Mali
At a time when the worldwide number of refugees and internally displaced persons is at an 80-year high, Right To Play is renewing its longstanding commitment to refugee education with the launch of a new program that will increase access to quality, play-based education to close to 40,000 internally displaced children in Mali.
Sept. 16, 2021
Right To Play Canada Announces New Canadian Advisory Board Leadership Positions
Right To Play Canada is pleased to welcome a new Chair and two new Vice-Chairs, Indigenous Programs
June 14, 2021
CANADA’S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION WELCOME – BUT INVESTMENT FAILS TO REFLECT GROWING GLOBAL NEED
Right To Play, alongside members of the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcome Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to tackling the global learning crisis and addressing the stalled progress for education exacerbated by COVID-19.
May 5, 2021
RIGHT TO PLAY WELCOMES G7 COMMITMENT ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION, AND CALLS FOR FUNDING TO BACK AMBITION
Right To Play, alongside its partners across the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the newly announced G7 Declaration on Girls’ Education: Recovering from COVID-19 and Unlocking Agenda 2030.
April 21, 2021
Budget 2021: New resources welcome, but more needed to support the world’s most vulnerable children
The new funding for international assistance and Canada’s global COVID-19 response is welcome, but more is needed to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the pandemic and other crises.
Feb. 19, 2021
Right To Play Kicks Off Project Supporting Burundian Refugee Girls’ Right to Education
Right To Play is announcing the launch of the My Education, My Future (MEMF), a new program that will improve access to education for girls and children with disabilities who have become refugees due to ethnic violence in Burundi.
Feb. 15, 2021
University students across Canada join forces with TSN’s Kayla Grey, WNBA’s Kayla Alexander & Minister Karina Gould to Rally for Girls Education globally
Right To Play virtual event kicks-off national challenge to raise awareness of girls education as a development priority for Canada.
Jan. 7, 2021
Right To Play International welcomes Susan McIsaac as new CEO
Right To Play International is delighted to welcome Susan McIsaac as its new CEO. The accomplished nonprofit leader steps into the CEO position at the 20-year-old INGO as it strives to keep children safe and healthy, learning, and mentally strong in the face of COVID-19.
In the News
June 23, 2021
Investing in Canada’s next generation of leaders and changemakers
Rogers awards more than 375 Ted Rogers Scholarships to the Class of 2021. These scholarships will give the opportunity for Right To Play Community Mentors to connect education to direct employment in their home community.
June 16, 2021
Pandemic disruptions highlight challenges and solutions for learners everywhere
COVID-19 has highlighted inequalities that threaten to leave children behind. Global Affairs Canada is working with Right To Play Canada to bring education to 1.2 M kids in Africa so they can keep learning.
June 9, 2021
THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS IN CANADIAN EDUCATION
Rachel Mishenene, Right To Play's Executive Director, Indigenous Programs, sat down with CBC News to discuss the importance of including the history of residential schools in Canadian education.
May 27, 2021
'Things need to change': Diversity, race and inclusion in sport remain a work in progress
Watch the 'Diversity, Race, & Inclusion in the Sport Industry' panel, led by Ryerson University's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Richard Norman, featuring Right To Play's Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, Tanya Phillips.