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YWCA GirlSpace

Have you ever wanted to be part of a Girlala? A Girlala is a secret group of girls who come together as strangers but after 12 weeks of fun activities they leave as friends. Together we explore ways to support each other, gain confidence, put an end to bullying and violence and explore topics that are relevant to being a girl in Kitchener-Waterloo.

GirlSpace is the perfect place to come and be part of a Girlala. It is a FREE program that is by girls for girls and it runs for twelve weeks at a time at nine unique community locations throughout the year. At Girlspace we are creating a Girlala that builds positive self esteem, challenges body standards, embraces team work and leadership and practices self-love, all while creating friendships for life.

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:

  Jennifer Gordon, Director of Youth Services, at Jennifer.gordon@ywcakw.on.ca / 519-576-8856 x215

Current Locations & More Information: 


Centerville Chicopee Community Centre 

141 Morgan Ave, Kitchener, ON N2A 2M4

Winston Churchill Public School

Monsignor Haller Catholic School

  •  Starts October 4th, 2016 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • lunch hour program
  • For girls grade 6,7 & 8
  • Available only to girls attending this school.

Downtown Community Centre

35-B Weber St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4V6

  • Starts October 7th, 2016 (runs until December 30th, 2016)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • For girls 11-16
  • Open to all girls in the community (limited space still available)





GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.