YWCA Toronto's Girls' Centre is a girls-only space; the only centre it’s kind in Canada. Our long-term mission is to fund the entire annual budget of the Girl’s Centre. Then open another.
Together is a volunteer organization that brings capability and opportunity to the digital community through a series of inclusive initiatives.
The centre serves girls ages 9-18, of all ethnicities and belief systems, by providing a safe space, food, activities, and learning programs. Girls build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their communities, make new friends, and learn to understand and challenge the world around them. Girls and young women receive support on difficult issues, share ideas, express creativity, explore interests and plan their futures.
With our collective efforts, we can provide over 400 girls with new opportunities in business and technology. Together supports the Girls’ Centre with your sponsorship dollars, by rallying professional women as mentors, and by hosting events and partnering with other organizations to provide programming for the girls.
We encourage you to join us as a volunteer to help with mentorship, events, and sponsorship.
We understand the complexity of workplace diversity across the digital industry. It’s our belief that this challenge is exacerbated by a lack of access and engagement in digital pursuits by youth, particularly girls and young women. For example, when you have a university computer science class with only a handful of women, you end up having dozens more men ready to be hired into the workforce.
By initiating programs for young women and marginalized youth to learn more about technology-driven businesses and entrepreneurship, while giving them access to technology—from computers to programming to connected devices—we’re setting the stage for more women and marginalized youth to pursue digital careers.Together has been developing programs to serve youth including the Girls’ Tech Tour and the Mentor Together program.