The Program Department promotes branch specific program activities for girls; providing Guiders and all other volunteers with resources to run successful programs and activities. The Program Department is committed to ensuring that all volunteers are prepared to run the best unit meetings and events to assist every girl member in exploring their own abilities.
Girl Guides of Canada has been at the forefront of offering innovative programming for girls for a century. Our current cutting edge programming includes:
- Young Advocates Fund: Encourages girls to become active members of their community and the wider world by developing leadership and advocacy skills while planning and implementing their own social change initiatives.
- Girls United Challenge: Gives girls tips and strategies to stand up against bullying, support each other and create a safe and caring environment for their peers.
- Canadian Girls Say…: Is a groundbreaking project that helps girls identify the issues they care about in their communities through photography.
- Girl EmPower Challenge: Offers age-specific activities to help girls learn more about healthy, equal, non-violent relationships.
- Love Yourself Challenge: Builds and encourages healthy self-esteem and positive body image. Girls explore aspects of body image, self-esteem and health and nutrition.
- Girls for Safer Communities: Project aims to increase awareness about safety concerns of girls and women while mobilizing girls to become leaders in their communities.
- Perspectives on a Girl Online Film Festival: A number of talented Canadian artists delve into the issues young girls face today through a series of dynamic short films. Visit perspectivesonagirl.ca
As a way to gain greater understanding about Girl Guides, and what Guiding is about – both past and present – every girl member participates in challenges to earn badges alongside the core programs and activities they are involved in over a Guiding year. Challenges have been developed as a way to broaden a girl’s appreciation for the environment, different cultures, and music and arts.
Water for Tomorrow
- Water for Life 2005-2015
- World Water Day
- MUN MI Ocean Net
- Environment Canada – Water
- Water Activities
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. The Award came to Canada in 1963 and currently runs in 130 countries around the world. To date almost 7 million young people have challenged themselves by participating in The Award.
The Award is a programme that encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue current interests in four different areas. It offers you the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in fun and challenging ways.
There are three Awards to achieve: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Gold Award takes the longest to accomplish and is the harder one of the three, most people start off with the Bronze and work their way up.
All you have to do is choose one activity that’s of interest to you in each of the four areas of the programme, set a personal goal and then work to achieve it. For more information visit The Award website.
- Valentine Craft
- International Doll
- Halloween Crafts
- Cookie Crafts & Recipies
- Clip Art by Ngaire Stevens
- Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
- Activity Guides for Children