Girls Inc. School and Community Groups
Throughout the school year, we continuously run school and community groups for girls on a wide variety
of topics from bullying and relational aggression, to self-esteem and body image, to peer pressure,
healthy relationships and physical and emotional self-defence. If you are a teacher, student support
counsellor, parent or other individual who would like to arrange a group program for your school or group
of girls, please contact our program coordinator.
Justine Marchand, Girls Ed Program Manager
Office: (613) 542-9202
Smart Start Youth Employment Program
Smart Start is a life changing program that helps young women set and reach goals for financial
self-sufficiency. Over 22-weeks participants are paid a training allowance and earn wages while they
gain work experience and make important decisions about the future.
In 2017 and 2018 we will support 70 young women - 35 in Kingston, Ontario and 35 in Belleville,
Ontario. If you are a young woman living in these areas, between 15 and 30, and not currently working
or in school, we encourage you to click here to complete the application form.
Employers interested in hosting a Girls Inc. participant in their workplace can find out more by
Hanna Kitchingman, Program Director
Office: (613) 542-9202 Cell: (613) 532-2380
After School Program
Girls Inc. delivers a comprehensive and fun healthy lifestyle program for girls at St. Matthew's Hall, 31
Weller Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on
school days. Each evening includes a safe walking group for transportation to and from the center, a
healthy snack prepared together, and terrific activities and education workshops designed just for girls.
All neighbourhood girls from age 6 to grade 6 are welcome. Registration and Parental Consent is
required. We accept ongoing registrations for our After School Program. For more information, please
contact our office at (613) 542-9202 or contact Justine Marchand, Girls Ed Program Manager at
For more information and to register download our 2018 After School Program Flyer and Consent form.
*NEW* Weekly Teen Dinner Club
For Grade 7 & 8 Kingston Area Girls
Starting on Wednesday, October 10, Girls Inc. will host a weekly dinner club for girls in grades 7 and 8.
Discussions, activities and workshops will be focused to assist girls navigate teen issues will resiliency,
achieve success at school, and plan for amazing careers. For more information, please contact our office
at (613) 542-9202 or contact Justine Marchand, Girls Ed Program Manager at
For more information and to register download our 2018 Teen Dinner Club Flyer and Consent form.