Options Community Services Society, Surrey, British Columbia
Faced with cultural and language barriers, newcomer and refugee girls may be unable to access community activities that promote physical activity. Girls Got Game reduces these barriers, providing guided weekly activities in an inclusive, non-competitive environment. The girls can try different sports and physical activities, strengthen their personal and social skills, and develop awareness of the long-term benefits of exercise and play. The program aims to improve the health and well-being of immigrant and refugee girls, boosting their sense of empowerment, and helping to ease their transition into Canadian culture.
Grant amount: $160,000 over 4 years