One Girl Inspired (ages 8 – 10) and One Girl Encouraged (ages 11-13) brings girls together for incredible events  filled with self esteem, confidence, leadership and empowerment activities to become strong and confident individuals, and to make the world a better place. 

Upcoming Events

One Girl October – I AM Enough

As girls we can be our own worst critics.  How we view and compare ourselves to others can really have an impact on our sense of self-worth and the way in which we go about finding our place in society.

Our One Girl October event is all about self compassion, learning to be our authentic selves, appreciating what makes us different and learning to be our own best friend!

Topics covered will include:

  • Positive Self Talk & Affirmations
  • Increased Awareness Around Who We Really Are
  • Tips for Self Compassion and Self Love

Calgary
Location: Mount Royal University | Faculty of Arts Building – Room EA 1024 | 75 Mt Royal Cir SW
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
October 20th, 2018 | Register Here

Edmonton
Location: NEW VENUE: Chateau Nova Yellowhead | 13920 Yellowhead Trail
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
October 20th, 2018 | Register Here

Halifax
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University | Margaret Norrie McCain Centre, Room 105/106 | 166 Bedford Highway
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
October 20th, 2018 | Register Here

Newfoundland
Location: Paul Reynold Community Centre | 35 Carrick Dr
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
October 20th, 2018 | Register Here

North York
Location: Lawrence Square Shopping Centre | Community Space – 2nd Floor | 700 Lawrence Ave W
One Girl Inspired: 11am-1pm | One Girl Encouraged: 3pm-5pm
October 27th, 2018 | Register Here

One Girl BE-YOU-tiful

As girls our confidence and self esteem can often be determined by feeling pretty enough.

We go through life comparing ourselves to others, media images and beauty standards.

We often put more importance on how others see us in the world rather than how we see ourselves, and we tend to forget to recognize the value of other qualities we possess like our skills, abilities and personality traits.

Our One Girl November workshop is all about deconstructing beauty.  Topics covered include:

  • Compliments
  • Understanding healthy self esteem
  • Reflecting on qualities, skills and talents you possess that make you beautiful
  • Building confidence in who you are to show your true beauty to the world!

London
Location: London Public Library | Sherwood Brand | 1225 Wonderland Rd N
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 1:30pm-3:30pm
November 10th, 2018 | Register Here

North York
Location:  Lawrence Square Shopping Centre | 700 Lawrence Ave W
One Girl Inspired: 11am-1pm | One Girl Encouraged: 3pm-5pm
November 17th, 2018 | Register Here

St. John’s
Location: Paul Reynold Community Centre | 35 Carrick Dr
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
November 17th, 2018 | Register Here

Barrie
Location: Georgian College| Room M118 | 1 Georgian Dr
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 1:30pm-3:30pm
November 18th, 2018 | Register Here

Calgary
Location: Mount Royal University | Faculty of Arts Building – Room EA 1024 | 75 Mt Royal Cir SW
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
November 24th, 2018 | Register Here

Halifax
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University | Margaret Norrie McCain Centre, Room 105/106 | 166 Bedford Highway
One Girl Inspired: 10am-noon | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
November 24th, 2018 | Register Here

Kitchener
Location: Kitchener Public Library | 85 Queen Street N
One Girl Inspired: 10:30am-12:30pm | One Girl Encouraged: 2pm-4pm
November 24th, 2018 | Register Here

One Girl Can Change The World!

Our next One Girl event is all about leadership and how we can become a good global citizen!

What are you passionate about?  In this workshop we will look at local and global issues where we can create change and make a difference no matter what our age!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Global Citizenship
  • Developing Our Leadership Skills
  • Role Models
  • Gift + Issue = Change

In the spirit of the Christmas season we invite each girl to bring a non-perishable food item for one of our activities which will be donated to a local food bank.

Thunder Bay
Location: Victoria Inn | Kensington Room | 555 Arthur St W
One Girl Inspired & Encouraged: 10am-noon
November 18th, 2018 | Register Here

See what our next One Girl Event can do for you!

One Girl Inspired (ages 8 – 10) and One Girl Encouraged (ages 11-13) brings girls together for an incredible day of self esteem, confidence, leadership and empowerment activities to become strong and confident individuals, and to make the world a better place.

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Our Facilitators

Hannah Smith


“Learning that just being myself, accepting my body as beautiful without changing anything and understanding that gender doesn’t have to limit me opened up a world of opportunities for myself.”

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Jacqueline Forbes Dyck


Jacqueline is an activist for women’s rights, and equal opportunities and education for girls, and is entering her second year in a double major in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Lakehead University. 

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Leanne Sawchuk


Specializing in addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, and trauma, Leanne connects with clients on a deep, personal level while offering a non-judgemental, safe environment.

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Help a Girl Go To School

With a One Girl Membership you will have directly impacted One Girl to have access to education in this world. Your sponsorship will include a One Girl Rafiki Bracelet that will be mailed to you. Be sure to visit TrackYourImpact and type in the code on the back of your Rafiki to read the story of a girl you have helped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support an Event

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, volunteer, or sponsor for any of our events, please apply below.

HANNAH SMITH

As a second year Women’s Studies and Political Science student at Lakehead University, women’s and girl’s issues have always been close to my heart. Growing up I can remember feeling insecure about my body, unsure of my negatively deemed headstrong personality and worried that I was just too different. I mean to be a ‘real’ girl I was supposed to fit into the cookie cutter image of the ideal girl right? Well no, thankfully that’s wrong. Learning that just being myself, accepting my body as beautiful without changing anything and understanding that gender doesn’t have to limit me opened up a world of opportunities for myself.

From a young age, advocacy work, giving a voice to otherwise silenced minorities and raising awareness for different issues has always been a passion of mine. A glimpse into my leadership involvements include two terms as Student Trustee for the Lakehead District School Board, Co-President of Student’s Council, member of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council, Director of Business Development through Student Voice Initiative, member of the Northwestern Ontario Secondary Schools Students’ Association and many more!

It’s indicative we teach our girls to champion their own lives and empower them to create change. As women we are more powerful than we know and stronger together. I’m motivated, driven and hoping we can create a movement of change together throughout this journey.

JACQUELINE FORBES DYCK

Jacqueline Forbes Dyck is the executive founder of the largest regional youth conference in Northwestern Ontario, WE Stand Up. She was a member of the Ministry of Education’s Student Advisory Council, and a key player in developing the new sexual health curriculum for all of Ontario in 2014. As an executive leader for the Northwestern Ontario Secondary School Student’s Association, she has extensive leadership experience leading workshops and facilitating events. Jacqueline spoke to an audience of 18,000 at WE Day in 2015. She spent her youth running Dove Real Beauty workshops for her peers and friends. Jacqueline is an activist for women’s rights, and equal opportunities and education for girls, and is entering her second year in a double major in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Lakehead University.

LEANNE SAWCHUK

Leanne understands that the journey to a fulfilled life and embraced self shouldn’t be a lonely one. Specializing in addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, and trauma, Leanne connects with clients on a deep, personal level while offering a non-judgemental, safe environment. Acting as co-pilot on the route to positive self-exploration and healthy solutions for change, she brings a natural, compassionate approach to every one of her psychotherapy sessions, both individual and group.

A graduate of the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy’s intense three-year relational psychotherapy program and a member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT), Leanne’s experience as a therapist spans over nine years. Prior to the completion of her relational psychotherapy studies, Leanne completed a psychology and fine arts degree from York University. Her education in both fine art and psychology has provided her with a solid base throughout her career as both an art therapist and psychotherapist.

Leanne’s deep passion for helping others succeed mentally, emotionally, and physically stems, not only from professional experience and education but personal experience as well. Leanne is currently writing a book based on her personal route to self-healing. She also runs workshops on anxiety and fear as well as a workshop for parents and caregivers of loved ones who suffer from eating disorders. She soon will be launching group therapy sessions on body image. Leanne is also a passionate public speaker. Her natural ability to deliver value through purposeful information and personal insight helps stimulate change and positive development to an array of audiences.