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.
We’re looking at weeks of keeping kids healthy, happy, and active with limited or no access to camps, sports programs, and community services like pools, libraries, and playgrounds. There are other layers to this too, like screen-time skirmishes where kids and parents/caregivers have to fight for tech and Internet access and work and play space—if it’s even properly available in the first place.
Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. On this show we’re asking: how does a pandemic affect the most marginalized people among us? And how do we get from there, to where we want to be?
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges and exacerbating many pre-existing inequities. To better understand how communities are working address this new reality, we spoke with Denise Bouchard from Digital Skills, a First-Nation-led education program in Long Lake 58 (LL58), Ontario.