It’s Valentine’s Day and we are taking this day into our own hands! The National Day of Action Hundreds of girls and young women across Canada are mobilizing their communities to take action against social inequality as it touches their lives and communities. This year, girls and young women will focus their actions around issues poverty and class discrimination. The spirit of the event is festive, creative and grounded in the serious realities faced by girls and young women.
Montréal, Victoria, Stephenville, Ottawa, Truro, Fishing Lake First Nation, Vancouver, Peterborough,Truro, Kenora, Wemindji First NationThis year for Valentine’s day, let’s give each other flowers! It is in this spirit that people and organizations from across the country are mobilizing their community around the issues of violence and security of girls and young women. Inspired by this theme, workshops, theatre, performances, photography and literature exhibit, meetings and public protests will take place during that day.
The second year of Amplify training was a success!
Over 20 girls’ program organizers converged on our new Camp Perce-Neige location to share stories, experience, knowledge and fun.
In addition to our on-going national and local programs, Girls Action works on Special Projects that reflect the needs and interests of specific communities. Each project is organized in collaboration with a group or a community organization.
Find out more about our current Special Projects:
We invite you to join us for Fire and Grace; a weekly workshop that uses flamenco movement to deepen our connection to our bodies and their voices. Together we will embark on an exploration that will engage us in movement, reflection and sharing. Girls and women of all ages are welcome!
Northern Light is building a network of people who care about Northern girls and young women.
If you want to create more opportunities for girls to become confident and active, then join us for 6 days of connecting, sharing skills and taking action. We are stronger when we are connected!
Where: Whitehorse, YK
When: July 18-24, 2008
When Girls Action Foundation was invited to speak at an International conference on young women’s health, safety and empowerment in Seoul, Korea, we had to say “yes!” I had the pleasure of being the one to represent Girls Action at a symposium with more than 100 participants – including girls from schools in Seoul, academics from surrounding universities, policy makers and decision-makers from local governments, and women working in social service agencies dedicated to serving young women.
A project featuring young women's views on human rights
Do you care about issues of discrimination and social justice in the lives of women and girls? Are you interested in learning about media arts as a way to have your voice heard? Here’s the chance to share your story and tell the world what you think!
Shout Out! is a project that offers you the opportunity to:
Transforming Spaces was a groundbreaking conference on girls and girlhood that was held in Montreal, Canada in November, 2003. It was the first of its kind in Canada. It brought together hundreds of girls and young women, community practitioners, grassroots activists, service providers, academics, educators and policy makers in a space devoted to communication, collaboration and change in the social realm.
Girls World Wide: Art, photos, documentaries & discussions on young women’s urban experiences
For two weeks in the summer of 2006, twenty-five young women representing five Girls Action Foundation network member organizations gathered in Vancouver to discover how urban sustainability is impacted by gender equity. They were joined by 400 youth from Canada and around the world for the World Youth Forum, and then by close to 7000 national and international delegates for UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum III, “From Ideas to Action.”
The Girls Action Foundation is made up of a dynamic team of energetic, creative, and motivated young women who are passionate about changing the world, especially the world of girls!
The organization has been steadily growing over the years – have a look through the team bios to get a sense of the people who make Girls Action what it is!
What is the training?
Themes and schedule
Tuesday, May 11 - Noon EST
Stepping Up – Facilitating Differences
To be determined
Thursday, Nov 26 - Noon EST
Organizational Development: increasing our impact
Tatiana Fraser, Girls Action Foundation
Girls’ programs seed and grow in differing contexts. In this session we will reflect on the impact of our work and ideas around sustainable growth. We will explore strategies and models to increase our impact, scale up our efforts and have a broader influence in our communities.
It’s a fact that there is a gap in resources for programs to deal with the multiple issues faced by immigrant girls and young women. How could we fill this gap? Girls Action is hosting a national collaboration to support immigrant girls' and young women's civic engagement.
The Bridge Project invites you to get involved if:
Are you a young woman between 16 and 25 years old that gets fired up about issues? Do you want to make a difference in your community and take action in your own life? Then why not join Girls Action and inspiring young women from across the country at the ELLE Project in October? Register Now!
This year, Girls Action is shaking things up at the Annual Retreat! We will be holding project-specific working sessions instead of the usual networking retreat which covers a wide variety of topics. If you are a member and would like to contribute to the Evaluation and Cooperative Fundraising working sessions.
“This was an incredible training experience! The facilitators were phenomenal, skilled, knowledgeable facilitators who perfectly complement each other. I only hope to someday emulate them in my own facilitation. I am very appreciative for the training and cannot wait to return to my community and share my experience and knowledge”