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 to 13. It is offered in four schools to students in Grades 4-7. These sessions help participants to identify themselves within their communities, and to determine the strengths they can contribute. Both programs focus on issues including social expectations, self-esteem, body image and sexuality, social media and pornography, healthy relationships, and decision-making.
Grant amount: $120,000 over 4 years