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Sean stayed in St. Vincent for eight months and this experience solidified his interest in international development. “I was involved in social issues before I went but certainly, when I was overseas, that got me very interested in community development and development issues. When I came back from St. Vincent, I switched my major from Theatre to International Development.”

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Acclaimed American psychiatrist and women’s rights activist Dr. Vivian Pender will be the keynote speaker at Crossroads International’s Day of the Girl celebration breakfast on October 5th in Toronto. Dr. Pender will speak to the challenges faced by women and girls who are victims of violence informed by years of clinical experience as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, as well her role as an activist addressing human trafficking and her work within the United Nations.

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Crossroads International is marking the 27th annual International Development Week from February 5th – 11th by inviting Canadians to join a dialogue on how to deliver the world #MoreCanada. To kick off the discussion, Crossroads International has asked current and former overseas volunteers to share their personal reflections on what volunteer cooperation and Canada’s role in building a better world means to them.

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One day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Crossroads International Executive Director Carine Guidicelli will address participants in Women’s March in Ottawa in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. The newly acclaimed International Day of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion will bring women from all walks of life together with male allies to advocate for peace, justice, and human rights in marches in more than 25 cities across Canada.

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