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YWCA GirlSpace

Have you ever wanted to be part of a Girlala? A Girlala is a secret group of girls and gender non-conforming youth 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 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 teamwork 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: 

 

Jean Steckle Public School


Sunnydale 

  • Starts April 5th, 2017 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • @ Cedarbrae Public School  ( 230 Cedarbrae Ave, Waterloo)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grade 6, 7 & 8
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration
  • This program is open to all girls in KW (Limited space available)

KW Habilitation Services

  • First Thursday of the Month from March- June (with a 12-week program starting in September- Date TBD)
  • 7:30- 9 pm
  • Held at KW Habilitation Services (99 Ottawa St S, Kitchener)
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in high school (or up to age 26)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

St. Paul's School

  • Starts Tuesday, April 11th, 2017  (runs Tuesday/Wednesday for 12 weeks)
  • Lunch hour program
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grade 6 (Tuesdays) and Grade 7 & 8 (Wednesdays)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

Monsignor Haller Catholic Elementary School

  • Starts Tuesday, September 12th, 2017  (runs Tuesday/Wednesday for 12 weeks)
  • Lunch hour program
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grade 6 (Tuesday) and Grade 7 & 8 (Wednesday)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

Healing of the 7 Generations

  •  Starts Thursday, Sept 14th, 2017  (runs Thursdays for 12 weeks)
  • Evening Program- 6:30-8:30 pm
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grades 6-9 who identify as Aboriginal.
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.