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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, 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;  or  Jessica Kumordzie, Youth Worker, at jessica.kumordzie@ywcakw.on.ca  

Current Locations & More Information: 


Downtown Community Centre

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

  • Starts October 7th, 2016 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • For girls 11-16
  • Open to all girls in the community

Centerville Chicopee Community Centre & Muslim Social Services

141 Morgan Ave, Kitchener, ON N2A 2M4

  • Starts October 17th, 2016 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • For girls 11-16
  • In collaboration with Muslim Social Services

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.


GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.