Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Category: Empowering girls

Girl Power Program Inspires and Supports First Nations Girls in Sturgeon Lake

A quilt square painted of the Girl Power group.

Together with amazing support from the Canadian Women’s Foundation and a core group of volunteers at the community-level, I’ve been blessed and challenged to facilitate a program called Girl Power at Sturgeon Lake Central School on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. We offer a safe space for all those who identify as girls, aged 10 […]

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From the Slopes to the Spotlight: How Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell Uses Failure As Fuel

Dara Howell, sitting down

At 17, she was the youngest female competitor in the 2012 Winter X Games, and she won her first Olympic medal in skiing slopestyle at Sochi in 2014. But after her win, she experienced new insecurities and setbacks that she had to work hard to overcome. Now, she’s gearing up for the and she’s got […]

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Project Footprint: Exploring Alberta’s Wilderness with Newcomer and Immigrant Girls

Women sitting at the top of a hill, looking over a vista

Imagine being a young girl immigrating to Canada. Do you think you would experience culture shock? How long would it take for you to learn the language? Would you make friends? How long would it take you to feel at home in this new environment? When everything around you feels foreign, sometimes the best thing […]

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Could Embracing Your Inner Child Give You a Fresh Start in the New Year?

blog stacey rodas your inner child

2017 was quite a year. Personally, I felt the progress – I was happy to see the first I was thrilled to witness the first meeting of 140+ women in The Gender Equality Network Canada/Réseau d’égalité des genres Canada, which is and building inclusive, intersectional leadership. I was glad that a worldwide conversation had finally started […]

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