Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Calgary, Alberta
This project empowers immigrant girls aged 9 to 13 through environmental and outdoor activities. With the help of community partners, the project will raise girls’ awareness of environmental issues, women’s leadership and how they can get involved in making a difference. Girls will develop confidence and leadership skills through weekly girls’ group sessions held at two schools, as well as mentoring activities twice a month. The mentorship component will help girls to apply their skills and lead mini-projects in their schools. An annual field trip will offer participants the opportunity to experience the Canadian wilderness.
Grant amount: $160,000 over 4 years