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Purpose

The purpose of girls club is to provide:

  • Community, connection, friendship and fun

  • Parents of girls a chance to connect

    + MOSTLY: to give our girls a chance to be themselves, and to see themselves in others… to form meaningful connections with girls who feel like them, are like-minded, and share a similar experience of the world. It's a place to feel like you BELONG, and are not in any way "the other."

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Beliefs

We believe:

  • All people wish to connect and form meaningful relationships with others

  • Providing on-going opportunities for kids/teens who might otherwise find it more challenging to make friends is one way (a great way!) to help foster these relationships

  • Labels cannot encapsulate all that someone is
    (the only labels at GIRLS CLUB are the name tags!)

  • Everyone wants to feel like they belong – to have a group, a club, a squad, a posse, a tribe, some homegirls, some besties, some BFFs… a circle that is just theirs.
    Girls Club is that.

Guiding Principles

our guiding principles are: inclusivity, friendship & Fun

Inclusivity
No barriers to membership:
 -  Girls of all ages and abilities
    (regardless of required supports or level of independence) 
 -  No membership or drop-in fees
    (outings with associated costs will be pay-per-use)

Friendship
Genuine relationships improves the quality of life for all parties

Fun
Girls Club is about fun and frivolity!
It is not therapy; it is a place to relax and have fun
(If you find that therapeutic, that is wonderful)

Vision

WE ENVISION GIRLS CLUB AS A PLACE FOR:

  • Community, connection, friendship, play, fun

  • Best friend / “Sister-type” connections

  • Parents of girls to have a chance to connect

AS GIRLS CLUB GROWS, WE ENVISION:

  • Sub-groups by age:
    Wee Sisters, Younger Sisters, Middle Sisters, Older Sisters

  • Localized chapters across BC, Canada, and the world

There is no limit to what our GIRLS can do!