The arrival of summer and steady vaccination rates are offering Canadians hope that better days are around the corner. Yet stories at home and abroad remind us of the hard work left to do to build a just and equitable world.
This week, I am reflecting on civic responsibility and my role as a citizen as Canada marks National Volunteer Week. As the theme for the week, The Value of One, The Power of Many, underscores, we can – and we must – each contribute to changing the world. In particular, I respectfully suggest it is time for men to step up.
Volunteering and partnering to support women and girls facing great adversity in Africa during a global pandemic looks different, but it is needed now more than ever. Discover why Nana, Maryse or Moustapha are committed to share their skills and knowledge to keep making a difference.
I write to you from Tanzania, where I am currently on my third volunteer mandate with Crossroads, with a simple message: global citizens for change are needed now more than ever.
Globally, 2019 was in many respects a difficult year, but not without glimmers of hope. As a new decade begins, let’s take stock of where we are.