Past Events


February 10th, 2021 – 12.30 pm EST

Stories of Impact – Histoires d’impact

REGISTER for a bilingual virtual town hall meeting to celebrate the 31st annual International Development Week in 2021. Hear short stories of solidarity and impact from CESO, Crossroads International, Cuso International, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, Oxfam Quebec and World Renew.


October 1 to October 31, 2020

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Virtual Edition

REGISTER for this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – the virtual edition. Run or walk for women’s rights while having fun-filled and inspiring morning with friends, supporters, volunteers and staff and thousands of other participants from around the world.

October 7, 2021 – 8:00 am EDT

The 10th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast!

This year’s breakfast celebrates a special milestone as this marks the 10th year that this event has taken place. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is the human rights lawyer Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda!

February 9th, 2021 – 12.30 pm EST

Equality Matters Conversation: Can Canadians still make an impact overseas despite the pandemic? 

SIT DOWN with four Crossroads volunteers to learn how Canadians continue to create a more equitable and sustainable world by engaging and empowering individuals, organizations and communities through mutual learning, solidarity and collective action despite COVID-19.

July 9th, 2020

Live Concert with music from Come from Away

The Rowdymen featuring cast members from the smash hit musical, Come From Away performed a benefit concert in support of Crossroads International. All proceeds from this event went towards our work to support local partners in Africa re-tool to provide essential services to local communities in their fight against COVID-19.

October 8, 2020

9th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast

The 9th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast– Virtual Edition, helps to empower girls to protect themselves from threats of violence, stand up for their human rights, become leaders in their community, and transform themselves from victims of violence into voices for change.

June 23 2020, Virtual

Women and Girls Against COVID-19

Live with two of our African partners to share what life is like for women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, their hopes for the future, what we can accomplish and how we shape a new way of collaborating for our organizations.

June 5-7 2020, Worldwide

Ride to Crush COVID-19

We are participating in the 16th Annual Canada Africa Partnership Ride ― a virtual fundraising ride-a-thon to raise awareness and funds to support Crossroads International’s work to advance women’s and girls’ rights in Africa.

February 6 2020, Montreal, QC

Stronger Together

Each volunteer has a story to tell! For International Development Week, join us for a human library that will highlight international volunteers and their impactful contributions towards change in the communities with which they have worked around the world.

February 6 2020, Toronto, ON

Working to Build a Better World
Join us and other organizations to celebrate International Development Week, a new decade of actions and share how international development organizations are working to bring about change in thousands of communities around the world.


October 10 2019, Toronto ON

8th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast
Join us on October 10 at the Arcadian Court for the 8th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast and help empower girls to protect themselves from violence and become voices for change. This year’s Breakfast features 2018 Human Rights Prize recipient Rebeca Gyumi.

October 23 2019, Calgary AB

An Intimate Evening with Lawrence Hill

Please join us on October 23 for an intimate evening with best-selling author Lawrence Hill in support of Crossroads International’s work to alleviate poverty and advance the rights of women and girls.

October 24 2019, Vancouver BC

Dinner and Silent Auction with Lawrence Hill

Join us on Thursday, October 24 at the Salam Bombay in downtown Vancouver for an evening of great food, silent auction, and thought-provoking conversation with Lawrence Hill.

April 28 2019, Toronto ON

Women of the World (W.O.W.) Brunch
Join Crossroads International supporters Gigi and Lizzie for an inspiring lunch in support of Crossroads International’s Girls’ Empowerment Program.

March 15 2019, Victoria BC

One World: An Evening to Empower Women and Girls
Join us for an evening of inspiring conversation hosted in partnership with Pearson College and the One World featuring former Federal and BC Deputy Minister and former Crossroads international volunteer Cassie Doyle.

February 6 2019, Toronto ON

Together for Gender Equality
To celebrate International Development Week, join the conversation on women empowerment and leadership from around the world with testimonies from six Canadian leading organizations. We will discuss the challenges of gender equality from Ghana to eSwatini to Bolivia.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Crossroads provides excellent visibility opportunities for your organization when you become an event sponsor. Sponsors may be recognized in a variety of effective ways that will maximize your visibility, helping your organization to stand out while promoting the Crossroads values and mission. If you’re interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities, contact Carrie at or 416.967.1611, Ext 229.