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Organization: Girls Incorporated of York Region  
Phone Numbers: 905-830-0776
Fax: 905-830-4480
Email: info@girlsincyork.org
Website: www.girlsincyork.org
Address:
460 Davis Dr
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 0C4
Intersection: Bayview Ave and Davis Dr
Location: Newmarket
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm * call for program specific information
Contacts: Barb Wallace - Executive Director
ext 302 * barb@girlsincyork.org
Service Description: Offers educational, recreational and mentoring programs that develops girls: 
  • self-confidence and leadership skills 
  • science and maths skills 
  • finance competence
  • physical fitness 
  • Self-defense against violence 
 
Friendly PEERsuasion - Builds girls' skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and household chemicals * teaches young girls how to recognize stress and manage it in a healthy way * develops girls' leadership skills that will help them become peer mentors to younger children aged 6-10
 
Leadership Programs - Connects girls with women leaders in their community to develop and practice their leadership and advocacy skills through hands-on activities, community exploration, role plays, weekend retreats, and problem solving projects for community issues * two leadership programs offered for girls aged 9-11 and girls aged 12-14
 
Operation SMART® - Build girls' skills and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and supportive environment * education done through hands-on activities, problem solving, exploration, and interaction with men and women pursuing STEM careers
 
Project BOLD® - Teaches girls' safety strategies and self-defense techniques that can help them avoid or deal with hurtful situations in their homes, school, community or the web * teaches girls specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out * provides education about gender based violence
 
Sporting Chance® - Fosters girls' interest in physical activity, sports and healthy living * uses physical activities and sports to develop girls' self-confidence, competitive spirit, teamwork skills, and self-discipline

Fees: Registration fee
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Girls aged 9-18 years * completion of membership form is required
Languages: English ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Spanish
Language Note: Will attempt to fulfill language requests, call for more information
Area(s) Served:
York Region  
See Also: Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth

This information was last completely updated on May 15, 2018

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Updated May 15, 2018
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