Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Category: Empowering girls

Go Girls! on the Meaning of Mentorship

Girls from Friendship Club sit around a table.

Mentorship is give and take: Younger girls have a valuable opportunity to connect with a trusted older peer, while mentors get to practice their leadership skills and become role models. Both get to learn from the time spent together. We asked a mentor and a mentee from fill us in on what their mentorship looks […]

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It’s a New Dawn: Playing Rock Music and Learning about Ableism

Girls from the DAWN camp pose together.

“Greta was no stranger to danger. They could not believe they had to go back to the 21st century. But they were here on a mission: to dismantle the patriarchal and exclusionary systems of oppression. You see, Greta was from the year 3000, where society developed so that people born with disabilities could freely navigate […]

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Women’s Sports: Why Promoting Women Athletes Matters

A sports team celebrates a goal.

“If you can see it, you can be it.” In a nutshell, that’s why promoting women’s sports in the media matters. It empowers girls and women of all ages. Even if they’re not planning to exactly emulate, say, swimmer Penny Oleksiak – a four-time Olympic gold medalist – visible role models encourage everyone to go […]

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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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