Corissa McClure is the Canadian High Commissioner for the Day

– meets with CARICOM, diplomats and the Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute

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See statement from the Candian High Commission below:

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2021, yesterday the High Commission of Canada was led by Ms. Corissa McClure, who operated in the capacity as the ‘High Commissioner for the Day’.

Ms. McClure was selected as the winner of the ‘High Commissioner for the Day contest where the High Commission invited girls from the ages of 15 to 20 years old to submit a one-minute-long video discussing the topic ‘What steps would you recommend Caribbean leaders take to increase gender equality?’  After reviewing the numerous video submissions, Ms. Corissa McClure emerged as the clear winner.

In her capacity as the High Commissioner, Ms. McClure had a day filled with meetings and other engagements as she used the platform to advocate for gender equality in Guyana and the Caribbean.

Ms. McClure’s day began with a meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat where she met with Dr. Carla Barnett, the CARICOM Secretary General, Dr. Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, Ms. Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan, Chef de Cabinet, Office of the Secretary-General, Ms. Ann-Marie Williams, Deputy Programme Manager, Gender and Development and Ms. Michele Small-Bartley, Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development at CARICOM. High Commissioner Mark Berman and Ms. Caroline Mireault, Counselor – Politics, at the Canadian High Commission were also present.

 

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