Events

The Crossroads International community organizes a wide array of events to support Crossroads’ work – fundraisers, campaigns, awareness-raising events, reunions.

You can also host an event to benefit Crossroads International.   

2017-2018 Events

International Day of the Girl Breakfast in Toronto

On October 5, 2017, Crossroads held its 6th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton. The event featured Dr. Vivian Pender as its keynote, and saw close to 200 in attendance, and raised almost $50,000.

 

Running for Women's Rights

2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge.

Vancouver Dinner, Silent Auction and Keynote 

On November 9th more than 100 Crossroads supporters came together for an inspiring evening with Margaret Catley-Carlson that raised more than $15,000.

 

2016-2017 events

Running for Women's Rights

Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal Charity Challenge 

 

An Intimate Evening with Lawrence Hill

On December 1st, 2016, EY and Crossroads International offer an evening of inspiring conversation with acclaimed author Lawrence Hill in support of Crossroads International’s work to advance the leadership and economic autonomy of women and girls in Africa.

 

 

 

 

Running for Women's Rights

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge 

 

International Day of the Girl Breakfast in Toronto, featuring Nam Kiwanuka 

NAM Kiwanuka

On October 6th 2016, Crossroads held its 5th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast. This year's event had over 170 individuals in attendance listen to Nam Kiwanuka give an impactful presentation on her inspiring journey from former Ugandan refugee to prominent Canadian journalist, and the current challenges facing girls around the globe. The event raised over $53,000 in support of Crossroads International's Girls Empowerment Programming.

 

 

2015-2016 events

 

A writer’s inspiration: Lawrence Hill on the volunteer experience
Lawrence Hill

International Volunteer Day is an opportunity to celebrate the time and expertise that our volunteers so generously give throughout the year. Join best-selling author and four-time Crossroads volunteer Lawrence Hill as he discusses the impact volunteering has made on his life and writing.

International Day of the Girl Toronto Breakfast
Day of the girl breakfast

When you join us on October 8, you will empower girls to protect themselves from threats of violence, stand up for their human rights, and become leaders in their community. This year’s event will feature celebrated author and journalist Elizabeth Renzetti.

Vancouver Dinner and Discussion Featuring Cebile Manzini-Henwood 
Cebile Manzini Henwood

We hope you will join us on October 21 for an evening of delicious food, and inspiring conversation in support of Crossroads International’s efforts to eliminate poverty, advance equality and ensure the rights of women and girls are fulfilled. The dinner will be emceed by CBC's Shelagh Rogers and will feature Crossroads International Board Member Cebile Manzini-Henwood.

Edmonton Reception Featuring Cebile Manzini-HenwoodCebile Manzini Henwood

Crossroaders Susan Green (Sierra Leone 1973) and Grant Ericksen (Kenya 1997) together with The Honourable Anne McLellan and Bennett Jones LLP will be hosting a special reception featuring Crossroads Board Member Cebile Manzi-Henwood on October 26th.

2014-2015 events and campaigns

 

One Woman campaign
One Woman

This International Women’s Day, learn how Fatoukiné turned her situation around and discover what she considers to be her greatest accomplishment. If you believe, like us, that we must continue investing in women so that they can be economically independent and gain the confidence to walk away from harmful situations, add your name to our declaration and be part of the change.

International Day of the Girl Breakfast
Sally Armstrong

We invite you to join celebrated author and journalist Sally Armstrong in Toronto on October 8 2014 for our third annual Day of the Girl Breakfast. All proceeds from this event will go directly to supporting the Girls’ Empowerment Program, which helps girls in Swaziland protect themselves from violence and reach their full potential.

 

2013-2014 events and campaigns

 

Let's talk about local economy
JQSI

At the “Let’s talk about local economy: myth vs. reality” discussion, organized as part of the Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale (JQSI), Crossroader Mamoutou Dembele explained why, in his view, cooperation is not only useful, but that it continues to have the power to transform lives and communities around the world.

 

Day of the Girl cross-country events
Lawrence Hilll and Cebile Manzini-Hendwood

In recognition of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, dedicated Crossroads International volunteers, new supporters, and longtime friends from Vancouver to Halifax raised over $15,000 for Crossroads programs supporting the rights of girls and women.

 

International Day of the Girl Breakfast
Lawrence Hilll and Cebile Manzini-Hendwood

The second annual UN designated International Day of the Girl kicked off with Crossroads’ largest event to date, a Toronto breakfast featuring author and Crossroads honorary patron Lawrence Hill. The breakfast was generously sponsored by Genus Capital Management, Jolera, Prentice Yates & Clark Chartered Accountants and Whirl Inc.

 

Club2Club Fundraising Event
Chef Corbin Tomaszeski

Special thanks to all those who helped with our June 6th Club2Club evening reception in Toronto. The night featured a speech by Cebile Manzini-Henwood, Executive Director of Swaziland Action Group Again Abuse and Crossroads International Board Member, on the work we are doing to empower girls in Swaziland. 

National Volunteer Week 2013
National Volunteer Week 2013

At Crossroads, we’re honouring the tremendous contributions of our volunteers, both past and present. Thank you to all volunteers for your passion, dedication and hard work. Together we are creating ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled. Without you, our work would not be possible.

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