Karina LeBlanc dreams big
“I have always known that UNICEF is the world’s leader in protecting children and ensuring children have access to basics like health care, education and clean water. Seeing this first-hand in Honduras strengthened my belief in UNICEF’s vital work. I am so pleased to be part of this organization and look forward to meeting more children UNICEF reaches as its newest ambassador.”
Karina’s passion for her sport and her country extends off the field in another historic accomplishment as the first female footballer to be named an official Ambassador with UNICEF Canada. Helping others realize their potential fast became Karina’s most fulfilling role yet.
Karina is a natural motivator with an infectious smile and has some powerful messages to share. Her diverse experience and relentless pursuit of her dreams helps Karina be an inspiring role model and guest speaker for everyone from children in the most impoverished parts of the world, to associates for top global organizations.
As a proud UNICEF Canada ambassador, Karina is always ready to inspire young girls to live their own dreams. In 2013, Karina teamed up with UNICEF Canada on a trip to Honduras to visit its Football for Life program. In 2015, Karina went back to Dominica, where she grew up to visit UNICEF projects and hosted a soccer clinic for kids.