This October, #ShowUpForGirls with Christine Sinclair, the world’s greatest soccer goal scorer of all time
The impact of COVID-19 on girls is deepening:
The mental health of girls and diverse young people has worsened.
The risk of economic instability and violence at home has increased.
Programs that help girls find belonging, community, and mentorship are struggling to stay open.
Act now to make sure girls in Canada of all backgrounds and identities get the support they need through the pandemic.
“Join in and let girls know
we’re rooting for them!”
– Christine Sinclair
Triple Your Impact
Every dollar you give to the Girls’ Fund between October 5 and 31, 2020 will be tripled (up to $20,000), thanks to Giant Tiger and Sinking Ship Entertainment.
Share How You #ShowUpForGirls
The cast of Lockdown, a YouTube Originals series by Sinking Ship Entertainment, wants to know: what are you doing to #ShowUpForGirls in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Parents, guardians, family, educators, neighbours, elders, friends all over Canada … how are you uplifting girls in your life at this challenging time? Share your stories on and inspiring messages on social to #ShowUpForGirls.
Girls age 12 to 14 were more than twice as likely to report fair or poor mental health in 2019. Source: Statistics Canada
More than half of teens age 15 to 17 said their mental health became somewhat or much worse after the implementation of pandemic social distancing measures. Source: Statistics Canada
Racialized children experienced more ill-effects of the pandemic lockdown than children in white families. Source: Maximum City.
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