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YWCA GirlSpace

GirlSpace is for girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grades 6-10. Girlspace engages youth in fun activities and discussions to 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 a FREE program and it runs for 10-12 weeks at a time at different locations across Kitchener-Waterloo ( keeping check this page to learn about upcoming locations). At Girlspace we are building positive self-esteem, challenging body standards, embracing teamwork and leadership and practicing 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

Program Locations & More Information: 


Monsignor Haller Catholic Elementary School

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

Healing of the 7 Generations

  • 300 Frederick Street, Kitchener
  • 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

 KW Habilitation

  • 99 Ottawa Street S., Kitchener (Bullas Hall)
  • Starts Wednesday, September 13th, 2017  (runs for 12 weeks)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • For girls and gender non-conforming youth in high school or recently graduated (up to age 26)
  • Registration is now open: http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/girl-space-registration



GirlSpace is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.