ELLE Project Leadership Training – Time to Register!


ELLE Project Leadership Training  –  October 23rd – 27th 2011

Are you a young woman between 16 and 25 years old? Are you someone
that gets fired up about issues? Do you want to make a difference  in
your community and take action in your own life? Do you want to
understand what kind of impact you can have? Or do you know someone in
your networks, at school or at work who fits this description and would
be interested?

Then why not join Girls Action and inspiring young women from across the country at the ELLE Project?

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE – Deadline to register: August 14, 2011


What is the ELLE Project Leadership Training about?

Girls Action will bring together 20 inspiring young women for a week
to learn new skills, find mentors and have fun. Activities and workshops
include how to: find your voice, organize, engage communities, create
multi-media, develop projects, change policies and influence the world!
There’s no need to be an expert, you just have to be curious and want to

From spoken word and photography to leadership styles and influencing
policy, the program offers nearly a dozen workshops by amazing women
from all over Canada. The entire program is presented in both French and

The ELLE Project training includes the following elements:

Leadership Training

The training focuses around activities, reflections and workshops
that explore leadership and activism. We offer support as you build
self-awareness of your own leadership qualities while encouraging
confidence building and empowerment. Through community leadership
development, you will share knowledge and skills, build relationships
with mentors and peers, and learn more about how to organize, create and
evaluate your projects, talk to the media, incorporate creative ways to
get your message out, and change policies to change your world!


After the training, Girls Action invites all participants to take
part in the ELLE Project Mentorship Program, which runs from January to
June. The mentorship program has three unique and innovative components
that include One-to-One, Peer-to-Peer, and Group Mentoring. We oversee
the application and screening process, and offer ongoing training,
workshops, and support to all of our program participants.

Why get involved?

You can learn how to:

  • Organize projects in your communities
  • Engage with the media
  • Influence policies
  • Use multimedia (like photography and video) as a tool for change
  • Meet like-minded young women from across the country
  • Connect with mentors and other inspiring people
  • Relax, create, and celebrate!

You will be encouraged to:

  • Discover and strengthen your own leadership style
  • Discuss the importance of self-care and build strategies to support it
  • Develop a strong understanding of anti-oppression organizing


What kind of commitment is necessary?

We expect participants to arrive at the training having thought about
and conducted research on issues that interest them in their
communities. This training is a stepping-stone to more learning and
wider community involvement: it will be a longer commitment than the
seven-day training!

After ELLE

Girls Action will support participants to:

  • Find mentors
  • Get your ideas off the ground
  • Particpate in group and peer mentorship over the phone and on kickaction.ca (our website for young women)


Who can take part?

YOU, if you:

  • Get fired up about an issue
  • Want to get involved in making a difference in your community
  • Want to connect with inspiring young women from across the country that feel the same way
  • Are a young woman between 16–25 years old
  • Are Interested in changing the world around you!


When is it?

The ELLE Project will take place from October 23rd to 27th 2011.

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE – Deadline to register: August 14, 2011


For details about Logistics, Childcare, Selection Process & fees click here


Do you have any other questions about the ELLE Project?

Call us: 1.888.948.1112 or contact fabienne@girlsactionfoundation.ca

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