In advance of International Day of the Girl, Breanne Lavallée-Heckert, 23, spent the day on Parliament Hill as part of Plan International Canada’s #GIRLSBELONGHEREINITIATIVE.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared his office with 23 year old Breanne Lavallée-Heckert, demonstrating that girls everywhere have the right to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential.
“Meeting Prime Minister Trudeau and symbolically sharing Canada’s leadership for the day was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m grateful for this incredible opportunity to show the world that girls belong on Parliament Hill- and everywhere their aspiration take them,” says Lavallée-Heckert, a second-year law student at McGill University.
The duo spent the day discussing critical issues such as prioritizing girls and women’s right in Canada and around the world, applying a feminist lens to policy, and empowering a generation of young people to advance gender equality. They also attended an award ceremony for elite athletes with disabilities, met with senior staff, and prepared for Question Period.