The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,200 sites in 350 cities across the United States and Canada. Our research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.
Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behaviour; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance and resilience.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.
With a staff that includes professionals from all disciplines of health care and research, SickKids provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.
We support women who are experiencing crisis or distress, or who are in transition. We empower women to be their best self. The Women’s Centre is a place to learn, grow, get support, and become empowered. We are women who are directed and driven in all that we do. Empowering women is at the root of our philosophy and mandate. Our Centre is open to all women, and provides support and assistance in a non-judgemental way. This support gives each woman the opportunity to be heard and accepted, to acknowledge her equal worth and the individuality of her life experience. We also acknowledge the shared commonality of women’s experiences, as well as the impact of this experience and societal expectations on women’s behaviours and choices.