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YWCA GirlSpace

GirlSpace is a FREE program for girls by girls that focuses on topics important to them. The program is a YWCA national program, with sites across Canada. The YWCA KW Girlspace program is for girls 12-16. It is a 12 week program and operates out of nine unique community locations throughout the span of a year.

At GirlSpace we help girls:

    • -          Learn more about the issues that directly impact their lives;
    • -          Build positive self-esteem;
    • -          Challenge body standards;
    • -          Learn leadership and teamwork skills;
    • -          Practice self-love;
    • -          Develop healthy relationships and to challenge violence;
    • -          Stand up for what they believe in;
    • -          Connect to their community;
    • -          Learn life skills;
    • -          Practice self-expression;
    • -          Break social isolation by providing a safe environment for them to meet new people and develop friendships.
  • For more information, to learn about program sites, space availability or to bring GirlSpace to a community centre, school or space near you please contact:  

GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

Want to know more? Take a look at the YWCA GirlSpace Zine, created by girls, for girls.