YWCA Halifax partnering with the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

The Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre and YWCA Halifax are excited to partner for GirlSpace Circle, a violence prevention leadership program adapted from the YWCA Halifax's GirlSpace program to make it culturally relevant for those who identify as young Aboriginal women aged 12-17. The program began last week at two locations but we are still looking for more participants to join.

One group meets Mondays from 4-6 at the Friendship Centre on Gottingen Street and another group meets at the Millbrook Community Centre in Cole Harbour on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30. Food is provided. If transportation is a barrier we can provide bus tickets or taxi chits.

This program has been supported with a grant from the Canadian Women's Foundation and its partners as well by the Aboriginal Mental Health Awareness Project through the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

For more information on the program please see our parents information sheet, or to register, fill out a registration form.


YWCA Halifax

We are for, by and about women and girls. We transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty and homelessness.

YWCA Halifax is Halifax Regional Municipality’s only organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness and creates opportunities for women, girls and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.

In 2011, YWCA Halifax established a new mission, vision, values and strategic directions. Through community consultations, participant focus groups, and extensive research, we identified four key areas of focus for the next five years. These include delivering quality, accessible developmental early learning and child care; advancing women’s economic and housing security; promoting the leadership, health and wellness of women and girls; and ending violence against women.

Established in 1874 as one of the first YWCAs in Canada, we have been promoting women’s leadership and meeting community needs for more than 135 years.

We work to establish new partnerships and to nurture those who graciously support our cause. As a result, we continue to make it possible for women and children to escape homelessness, violence, and instability and move towards a brighter future.

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