COVID-19 Update: Our program is offering interactive webinars on the Webex platform. Here is the schedule for Fall 2021 Webinars We have also provided the flyer in a Word format for accessibility Fall Program Schedule (Word)
Scarborough Women’s Centre offers the Building Strong Futures: Young Women’s Outreach Program to meet the needs of young women, ages 14-21 at schools and community organizations in Scarborough.
Our program offers interactive workshops that focus on empowering young women to create success and independence for themselves by making positive life choices. Since 2009, the program has mentored over 1,500 participants and continues its outreach efforts to new and existing young women.
If you want us to facilitate our programs at your school, community agency or event, please contact Nadya Lim-Douglas, Program Coordinator, 416-439-7111 ext.104 or email@example.com
Workshops vary in topics and are provided to young women in small groups with a trained facilitator.
If you are an educator interested in booking a workshop for your class, please complete this booking form: https://forms.gle/8TrCA2eBm1q8kbEu7
If you are a young woman interested in participating in one of the online workshops on our program schedule, please see our registration form at the bottom of this page.
- Building Self-Esteem
- Healthy Relationships
- Body Image
- Goal Setting and Future Planning
- Healthy Eating and Active Living
- Mental Health
- Self-Care Practices
We are always adding workshops to our program, please feel free to inquire about any specific topics.
Young Women’s Leadership Development Program (next program October 2021)
To help increase awareness on issues affecting young women, we have created a multi-session Young Women’s Leadership Development Program where young women volunteer their time to become ambassadors in their communities.
Interested young women aged 14-21 can apply to be a part of our fall 2021 Young Women’s Leadership Development Program by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/mfmSwmtGzDwqK9Gn6
As part of this program, participants will:
- Work on creative projects that address young women’s issues (e.g. zines, posters, pamphlets, flyers)
- Attend training to learn essential leadership and outreach tools
- Help raise awareness of young women’s issues, such as self-esteem & body image, teen dating violence, young women’s health and healthy relationships
- A safe and supportive place to meet with other young women in discussing topics and issues of interest
- Experience working in the social service field
- Earn volunteer community hours
- Have fun with other young women while making a difference in the community
Sisters Assisting Sisters of Scarborough (SASS) our Young Women’s Mentoring Program
To assist in achieving her goals, a teen Young Woman 15-19 years-old, is matched with an adult Young Woman 20-31 years-old. Volunteer mentors are trained to guide their mentees through challenges and obstacles in their lives by empowering and supporting them to create positive outcomes for themselves. Young women will be carefully paired with someone who can help work on concrete plans for their futures, and provide a safe environment for discussions on issues including relationships, staying in school, and life goals.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer and Student Placement opportunities are available to those who wish to assist with the operation of our Building Strong Futures Program. Opportunities include:
- Workshop Development & Assistance
- Program Administration & Outreach
- Mentoring for S.A.S.S (Please note: Mentors must be between the ages of 19-31 years old.)
Join us and follow Building Strong Futures on Social Media for the most up-to-date information:
- Facebook: Building Strong Futures: Young Women’s Outreach @SWC
- Twitter: @SWCYoungWomen
- Instagram: @buildingstrongfutures
- Check out our Young women’s resource info brochure
For more information on our workshops or volunteer/student placement opportunities, please contact Nadya Lim-Douglas, Building Strong Futures: Young Women’s Outreach Project Coordinator at:
Tel: 416-439-7111 ext. 104