Plan Canada is a charity helping to end poverty through Child Sponsorship & other sustainable initiatives. Learn how to get involved & sponsor a child. Founded in 1937, we are one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, we have only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.