November 2014

More than $50,000 raised for Girls’ Empowerment Clubs!


A passionate keynote speaker and an enthusiastic audience helped Crossroads raise more than $50,000 at the third annual International Day of the Girl Breakfast on October 8th. Celebrated author and journalist Sally Armstrong captivated the audience of more than 150 Crossroads supporters, including Crossroads volunteer alumni who have remained committed to the organization over the years.

Armstrong, a strong advocate for women’s equality around the world, engaged the audience with stories of her experiences at home and abroad and stressed that “Change doesn’t just happen on its own, we all need to participate.”

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Following the path of international volunteer work

Coming Together as Equals

Lucie and Tharcisse are third-time Crossroaders, currently in Senegal. Here are some of their thoughts on international volunteering.

It’s been three years now that we have been following the path of international volunteer work. On May 18 of this year, on a beautiful Ontario spring day, we left Sudbury for Senegal. We were travelling to Kaolack, a city located 189 kilometres from the Senegalese capital of Dakar, where we were warmly greeted by members from the Association pour la Promotion de la Femme Sénégalaise (APROFES).

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