Virtual Programming

ZOOM with us!

We are now accepting registration for fall 2021 virtual afterschool programming.  

Girls Inc. of York Region recognizes that girls face more pressure today than they ever have before. That’s why it’s essential for us to continue to provide girls ages 6 through 18 with a safe space where they can slow down their world, without judgment and stereotypes. 

Our Virtual Programs were developed with the same goal as our In person Programs; we actively strive to enhance confidence and self-esteem, while giving our Girls Inc. members the skills and tools they need in order to reach their full capacities, in a safe space where they can enjoy the company of each other, and just be themselves!


PROGRAM: Girls CLUB  |  Ages 6-8
DATE + TIME: Mondays  |  4:00 – 5:30 P.M.  |  8 Weeks
COST: Members $20  Non-Members $50

Girls will participate in age-appropriate, hands-on and captivating programs that build their strengths and life skills.  Through activities and topics such as S.T.E.A.M, healthy relationships and literacy, Girls CLUB will inspire your child to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD. 

PROGRAM: Girls SQUAD  |  Ages 9-11
DATE + TIME: Tuesdays  |  4:00 – 5:30 P.M.  |  8 Weeks
COST:  Members $20  Non-Members $50

Girls Inc. of York Region’s Girls SQUAD is one of our most sought after programs.  During this program, we provide girls with the opportunity to participate in hands-on, minds-on activities, with a focus on S.T.E.A.M, self-esteem, healthy mind and body, healthy relationships/friendships  activities and more.  Our Girls SQUAD program provides girls with the opportunity to build important life skills.  Participants make connections with other girls their age, in their community and build relationships with Girls Inc. leaders and mentors.

PROGRAM: Girls GROUP  |  Ages 12-14
DATE + TIME: Wednesdays  |  4:00 – 5:30 P.M.  |  8 Weeks
COST:  Members $20  Non-Members $50

Girls GROUP is a safe space for adolescent and teen girls to talk with and support one another.  Topics include their challenges, interests, strengths and goals, all in a pro-girl and supportive environment.  This program gives girls the opportunity to discover their inherent strengths and to discuss important topics in their lives.  Some activities will cover advocacy, relationships, healthy mind and body, communication and social skills and more.

PROGRAM: Leaders In Training  |  Ages 15-18
Free to Girls Inc, members only & $50 for Non-members

Our L.I.T program is a group for teens to build leadership, communication and advocacy skills.  This program puts the tools for empowerment in girls’ hands, encouraging female leadership and self-advocacy.  Girls Inc. of York Region L.I.T program is also an opportunity for girls to earn their community service hours for high school and receive hands-on experience working in the social service field.

PROGRAM: Homework Help |  Ages 6-12
DATE + TIME:  Thursdays  |  4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Free to Girls Inc, members only

Girls Inc. of York Region offers academic support to girls in our community through our homework Help Program.  Girls ages 6-12 can join a Girls Inc. team member virtually to receive 1:1 assistance with their homework and studies.

PROGRAM: Book Club  |  Grade 3 – 5 Reading Level
DATE + TIME:  Wednesdays  |  6:00 – 7:00 P.M.  | 8 Weeks
COST:  Members $20  Non-Members $40

Girls Inc. of York Region Book Club will inspire girls to use reading as a tool to discover new and exciting worlds and to learn new information about topics that interest them.  Girls learn to think critically by forming connections between stories and their own lives, identifying with characters in books and examining messages that books convey.

PROGRAM: Girls Inc. X Girl Boss Chess Inc.
DATE + TIME: Thursdays
Level 1 Class  | (NOT AVAILABLE FALL 2021)  |  5 Weeks (Chess Board Included) |  Ages 6-8 & 9-12           Level 2 Class | 5:30 –  6:30 P.M.  |  5 Weeks  |  All Ages
COST:  Members $60  Non-Members $100

Girls Inc. of York Region strives to inspire girls to reach their full potential, resist gender stereotypes, advocate for themselves and live a STRONG, SMART and BOLD life.  We have partnered with Girl Boss Chess Inc. to bring girls in our community together to learn the game of chess while also providing the opportunity to engage with others and learn important life skills. 

What to expect
Girls Inc.’s programming focuses on the development of whole girl, and include activities that are specific to girls’ needs. Each session will provide girls with a chance to participate in fun and safe activities, that are hands-on, minds-on. These programs may include packages being dropped off with ingredients for a STEM activity, an active session outdoors, a mindfulness session that includes a quiet room, or a combination of things!

Our Staff are trained individuals, passionate in helping girls reach their full potential. We have specific training in the Community Service Field, along with High Five certification, and First Aid/CPR Level C. We ensure the programs are fun and diverse, and include different forms of facilitation to keep the girls interested and engaged.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!





482 Queen Street
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 2H4

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Phone: (905) 830-0776
Fax: (905) 830-4480