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COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic

Northern Lights Girls’ Club

YWCA Agvvik Iqaluit, Nunavut, Ontario In the Northern Lights Girls’ Club, girls age 9 to 13 can explore their culture, embrace their identities, address gender stereotypes, and celebrate what it means to be a girl. In the program, girls learn about gender equality and culture with the help of mentors in their community. By engaging […]

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Express Our Diversity

Second Story Women’s Centre, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Express Our Diversity empowers girls and students who identify as female to develop a healthy sense of themselves as individuals, and as members of diverse communities. The first part of the program is Express Yourself, a weekly session that focuses on confidence-building and self-expression for participants age 9 […]

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, Inc., Saint John, New Brunswick This school-based group mentoring program encourages girls aged 10 to 14 to develop positive habits around physical activity, balanced eating, and self-esteem. In the program, eight girls are matched with two mentors for 14 weeks. Each of the weekly sessions has a topic […]

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SADI Girls’ Group Mentoring

Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre with Sagkeeng First Nation, Pinawa, Manitoba In two rural communities, this mentorship program offers girls age 10 and 11 a safe and supervised space to build healthy relationships with older peers. Through partnerships with local schools, the program runs groups that organize discussions, events, and other activities. In Pine Falls, activities […]

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