For me, no one represents what International Day of the Girl Child intends to celebrate more than a young Canadian friend who is making a profound impact in the country of my birth. Hannah Godefa, only 15, exemplifies the best of what it means to be an international Canadian citizen.
Gwyneth Chapman is a recent Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal recipient and a dedicated activist. She spoke to me about her hope of engaging Toronto's diverse black communities as well as inspire Toronto's new generation of leaders to become more engaged in the political process.
Diana Alli is one of the many distinguished Canadians being honoured with the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal this year. She shares her unique experience as an immigrant and shares the many volunteer work she is pursing now that she has retired from the University of Toronto after four decades.