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Day of the Girl Breakfast raises more than $60,000 to empower girls

More than 230 people gathered on International Day of the Girl to celebrate girls’ empowerment with Crossroads International. Our 7th annual Day of the Girl Breakfast was one of the most successful to date.

Crossroads International supporters gathered at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto to hear 25-year old, Mpumi Nobiva, an international speaker, changemaker, alumni and current Board Member of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, speak about her difficult childhood in South Africa and her journey to empowerment.

“When you empower a girl, you empower a nation.” Mpumi addressed the crowd with powerful words showing the importance of girls’ empowerment and praising the work organizations like Crossroads are doing. “It’s important that organizations like Crossroads exist because without those a gap still exist for girls. […] The role of non-profits, of people in society who stand up for people who are oppressed is crucial.”

More than $62,000 was raised in support of Crossroads International’s Girls’ Empowerment Program and will allow more girls to get the support they need to move from victims of violence to voices for change.

We would like to thank our impact investing partner, Genus Fossil Free Investing. Genus is devoted to sustainability and making positive social and environmental impacts in addition to generating better financial results for its clients by matching portfolio’s with their personal values.
We would also like to thank our sponsors: our platinum sponsor, KIK Custom Products, our contributing sponsors Norton McMullen, SCiAN and Segal, our design sponsor, WHIRL INC and table sponsors, BMO Wealth Management, KJ Harrison and The Osborne Group.

Pictures of the event can be found on our Facebook page.


Crossroads International’s Day of the Girl Breakfast hit the press

Watch Mpumi Nobiva’s interview with CBC Toronto News anchor, Dwight Drummond (in English)

Listen to Radio Canada coverage of Crossroads International’s Day of the Girl Breakfast (in French)