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About GRAN

The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) is a non-partisan network of volunteers working together across Canada to achieve our vision. We advocate to influence national and global policymakers.

Our vision is a world where the human rights of older women, children, youth, and gender-diverse persons are recognized and protected so that they can achieve their full potential. Our passion for this vision is a deep concern for the well-being and human rights of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and the children and youth in their care, as well as those of marginalized women in communities of the Global South.

  • We advocate at the local, national, and international level for policies and programs that will address the needs of older women, children, youth and gender-diverse persons.
  • We educate to raise public awareness and invite engagement.
  • We partner with like-minded organizations to amplify our voices and increase our impact.