Who We Are
Girls Incorporated® of Northern Alberta is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We have been operating in the Wood Buffalo region since 1979; first as Big Sisters Society before becoming affiliated with Girls Incorporated in 2004, ensuring a girls only environment.
We provide girls 6 to 18 years old with the knowledge and skills needed to break free from gender stereotypes, create social change, be proud of who they are and be confident in their own skin. Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that are preventitive, comprehensive, transformational and evidence based. We strive to equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Our programmers and volunteers care deeply about the general well-being of our girls, changing the systems within which girls and young women function and working to create an equitable society.
Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta serves communities all over the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and has partnership agreements with organizations throughout Western Canada to deliver our programs and positively influence girls’ lives.
Mission: Our Vision
Empowering girls to realize their full potential through gender-specific programming that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.
#GirlsToo is a national campaign to shift the deeply entrenched norms that lead to sexual harassment and violence in our society, and to create a culture where all girls and young people grow up safe, respected, and valued.
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Girls Inc. makes available the following documents to outside parties on our Governance page, found under the Who we are Tab: annual financial review by an independent auditor, Revenue Canada's Charitable Return, corporate by-laws, and conflict of interest policy. To the extent allowed by law, the cost of reproducing and mailing these documents is passed on to the entity requesting the document(s). This policy is included in our annual report (in those years a report is produced) and on our website: www.girlsincofnorthernalberta.org.