Girls Programs Toolkit

The Women's Centre envisions a world where girls are supporting communities, and communities are supporting girls.

It is for this reason that we have developed Girls Lead: A Toolkit for Supporting Girls' Leadership and Activism.

The aim of this Toolkit is to assist community members and organizations in expanding definitions of leadership, challenging stereotypes about women leaders, and helping girls identify issues they are passionate about. Our dream is that this will enhance the capacity of the broader community to listen to girls’ voices and to take them seriously. The increased capacity for these skills will contribute to the creation of safer spaces for girls all over the province to develop their leadership skills.

Girls Lead, as found below, contains three parts. The first part outlines our approach to working with girls, which has guided the development of our programs for girls since 2005. Secondly, you will find workshop outlines for facilitating sessions with girls on topics related to leadership, activism, and program evaluation. The third and final component is the word from girls on how adults can best support them.

This project was developed in collaboration with girls, program volunteers, and staff at the Women’s Centre. Additionally, Girls Lead was generously funded by the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women Alberta.

Download the Girls Lead – A Toolkit for Supporting Girls’ Leadership and Activism, or view online below. 

Girls Lead Toolkit Webinar

Watch the Girls Lead: A Toolkit for Support Girls’ Leadership and Activism webinar below. In the webinar, information is shared about the Toolkit, and how to put it to use. 

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