Girls’ Centre


YWCA Girls' Centre is a girls-only space. At the Girls' Centre, girls 9 to 18 years of age try new activities, develop skills and discuss topics in a safe place. Girls build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their communities, make new friends and learn to understand and challenge the world around them. Girls and young women receive support on difficult issues, share ideas, express creativity, explore interests and plan their futures. And they have a lot of fun!

All YWCA Girls’ Centre programs are free. We provide TTC tickets, snacks and meals.

Individual Support
The individual support program provides one-on-one support to young women aged 14-19 assisting with goal development, increasing connection to community resources and support, and strengthening girls’ capacity to manage stress in their lives, through a solution focused, strengths-based approach.

Girls' Talk Mentorship Project
A mentorship opportunity for young women who want to be a positive role models for younger girls. Mentors acquire high school volunteer hours and gain leadership skills.

Girls' Talk
A FREE mentorship program providing girls (ages 9-13) with opportunities to be creative, have fun, and connect with other girls! In this program, girls will learn about self-confidence and empowerment; develop new skills and knowledge; navigate the challenges of adolescence; reduce social isolation; and learn to make smart decisions

DROP-IN
For girls ages 9–18. A safe space for girls to chill, meet new friends, watch movies, check email, have discussions and enjoy a meal.

YWCA Girls’ Centre Day Camps
Our Girls’ Centre Summer and March Break camps teach girls life skills and build self-esteem. Additional activities include yoga, swimming, bowling, day trips and other sports. Please download our summer camp schedule.

YWCA Girls’ Centre in the community
YWCA Girls’ Centre partners with schools, community agencies and organizations to offer girls support, help and guidance. Programs can be customized to suit the needs of girls.

Girls and young women in Scarborough 9 to 18 years of age

416.266.1232

YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its generous support of Girls’ Talk — Growth Through Mentorship Program (2017–2019)

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