Institutions across the country will mark International Day of the Girl on Tuesday.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will open the trading day Tuesday morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange to signify how important it is for girls to share equal opportunities with boys.
Trudeau is collaborating with three charitable organizations: G(irls)20, Plan International Canada, and FitSpirit. The CEO of G(irls)20, Farah Mohamed, notes that investing time and resources into girls can pays off greatly.
Mohamed with join Gregoire Trudeau to open the trading day and announce an investing platform. It’s the first time that the organization has reached beyond its two normal ways of fundraising: sponsorship dollars or fundraising efforts.
The platform will invest charitable donations into the G(irls)20 stock, which will help provide training and mentoring for women and girls.
Gregoire Trudeau is a former Plan Canada ambassador, who collaborated with the organization’s “Because I Am A Girl” initiative.
According to a Plan International Canada news release Gregoire Trudeau will open the TSX, then lead a discussion with Canadian girls, “showing that girls and women belong in the seats of classrooms, boardrooms, trading floors, Senate, courtrooms, press rooms and corner offices.”