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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: 

 

Centerville Chicopee Community Centre 

141 Morgan Ave, Kitchener, ON N2A 2M4

  • Starts Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 11-16
  • Open to all girls in the community (limited space still available)

Winston Churchill Public School

  • Starts Tuesday, January 10th  (runs Tuesday/Thursday for 12 weeks)
  • Lunch hour program
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grade 6

 Saint  John Paul II School

  • Starts Wednesday January 11th, 2017  (runs Wednesday/Friday for 12 weeks)
  • Lunch hour program
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grade 6 (Wednesdays) and Grade 7 & 8 (Fridays)

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)

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

  • 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 highschool (or up to age 26)
  • 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

 

GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.