Through this program young women will have the opportunity to engage with others about issues that matter to them, use their voice to create change, and learn about the political system, with support from MPP Steve Clark and MP Michael Barrett.
Women make up more than half of Canada’s population, yet they represent only 29% of our elected MPs. Programs, like Girls’ Government, help girls see the possibilities for their involvement in all levels of politics. They are introduced to women from a variety of different political backgrounds – federal, provincial and municipal, elected and non-elected roles and affiliated with various parties and ideologies.
This non-partisan program aims to increase knowledge and ultimately engagement in civic life.Young women in grades 10-12 in Leeds Grenville are welcome and no previous political knowledge is required, although it is quite welcome.
.All meetings will be held on Zoom from 3:00 - 4:30pm beginning April 23rd and running weekly through May 28th.