Girls Inc. Programs

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The programs delivered by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta staff and volunteers are specially designed for girls and are based on years of research and development. The programs are designed to inspire girls to be 'Strong, Smart and Bold,' live healthy and physically active lives; navigate media messages, and develop an interest in science, math and technology.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta programs reaches approximately 500 girls throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo each year.  See our list of programs offered for In-School Programs, After School & Seasonal Programs, and Other Programs.

If you would like to see these programs being held at your school, please contact us! Call us at 780-790-9236 or use the contact form below.

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Program Supporters

The generous support of our many funders we are able to offer all of our programs free of charge.

 In-School Programs

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion®

Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals. After learning healthy ways to manage stress and to deflect peer, media, and other pressures that contribute to substance use, girls become peer educators (PEERsuaders) for younger girls.


Creating a cultural shift towards breaking the silence around sexual violence and providing education about consent, gender equality and healthy relationships.  Culminating in an art component where participants create program based paintings to be displayed in a community exhibit.

Girls Against Bullying Alliance

Teaches girls about the magnitude of bullying; how it affects people, how to deal with it, types of bullying (physical, emotional, cyber-bullying, etc.), how to seek help, and the importance of healthy relationships. Girls learn about the effects of bullying thru roleplaying.

Girls Inc. Project BOLD®

Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online. Girls learn specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out and talk to caring adults about personal violence. Older girls also take on a community action project to advocate for a safer world for all women and girls.  Components of the program include Be BOLD; Action for SafetySM; and Living Safe and StrongSM.

Girls Inc. Media Literacy®

Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. They learn to analyze what they see and hear in the media and advocate for change in entertainment, news, and advertising. As girls create media that are more realistic and reflective of their lives, they learn about careers and the positive use of media. Components of the program include: Media SmartsSM; Girls Take Another Look SM; Girls Get the Message®; and Girls Make the Message SM.

 Other Programs


Girls Inc.  Economic Literacy®

Girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money and how to help others through philanthropy.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action℠

Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. With support from women in their community, girls celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and social change agents and realize their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good. Components include Discovery® and In Our Own Hands®.

Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality

Girls acquire the knowledge and skills for taking charge of and making informed decisions about their sexual health.

Girls Inc. Sporting Chance®

Builds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits of an active lifestyle.


After-School Math Plus is a math activity program that is informal and fun, with built-in literacy, science, and career connections. The activities are designed around four thematic units: jumping rope, music art, and the built environment.

Girls Beware

One day community workshop for girls ages 12-16. Girls learn about community resources they may need to access as they are finding their independence. Program focuses on violence prevention and safety for young girls.

In Development


New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a designed to equip participants with the tools to break the cycle of gender based violence (GVB) and intergenerational violence (IGV) surrounding Indigenous girls and women in northern Alberta. 

Power of Stories

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