Category: Empowering girls
At 11 years old, a Black girl new to the country from Jamaica, I was subject to streaming in my elementary school. Despite my strong academic performance in the past, I was moved into an extremely basic form of education in Canada.
This Montreal-based program, which engages girls ages 8 to 17 in fun, confidence-building science activities, has worked hard and innovated to keep supporting girls during the pandemic.
Across Canada, programs for girls have gone above and beyond to offer services online, continuing to connect and support the girls through the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs are also helping girls to navigate the new issues and stresses they may be dealing with during isolation.
This post is part of the Meet The Tireless series: interviews featuring inspiring people and groups who use their talents, expertise, and resources to help advance gender equality in Canada. Visit JoinTheTireless.ca.