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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 11-16. 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:  

Locations & More Information: 

GirlSpace@ YMCA

-Starts June 6th- Mondays from 6-8 pm (runs for 12 weeks)

-Located at: 161 Roger Street, Waterloo

-For girls age 11-16

-FREE, space available

-Still accepting registrations



GirlSpace @ Healing of the 7 Generations

-Starts July 5th- Tuesday from 1-3 pm and Wednesdays from 12-3 pm ( 6 weeks)

-Community lunch included  

-For girls age 11-16

-The focus is on Aboriginal and African teachings, healings, culture, food and more

-FREE & space still available.



GirlSpace @ KW Habilitation Services

-Starts July 26 and ends September 1st. Tues and Thurs 3:30-5:30 pm (runs for 12 weeks)

-Girls must be in Highschool (or recently graduated)

-FREE & spaces still available. 

- Particpants meet at Bullas Hall at KW Habilitation Services and will go to the studio space from there.


GirlSpace @ Downtown Community Centre

Starts October 7th- Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm (runs for 12 weeks)

-For girls  age 11-16.

-FREE & spaces still available. 



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.