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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 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

  • Starts Wednesday January 11th, 2016 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
  • For girls and gender non conforming youth ages 11-16
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration
  • Open to all girls in the community (limited space still available)

Winston Churchill Public School


 Saint  John Paul II School

  • Starts Wednesday January 11th  (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)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

Jean Steckle Public School

  • Starts April 5th, 2016 (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
  • For girls and gender non conforming youth in Grade 7 & 8

St. Paul's School

  • Starts Tuesday April 4th  (runs Tuesday/Thursday for 12 weeks)
  • Lunch hour program
  • For girls and gender non conforming youth in Grade 6 (Tuesdays) and Grade 7 & 8 (Thursdays)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration

 


 Monsignor Haller Catholic Elementary School

  • Starts Tuesday September 12th  (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.