Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) is the preeminent leadership organization for girls and women in Canada, with 90,000 members across the country. At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to empowering girls and young women to be all that they can be, to make a difference in the world, and to become dynamic and effective leaders.
Guiding equips girls and young women with the self-confidence and leadership skills that will carry them into the future. Through our relevant, dynamic hands-on programming, Guiding provides every girl member with countless opportunities to develop the skills that will help her confidently navigate the course of her life.
Our adult members share their time, expertise, interest and life experience; they inform and inspire. Our Guiders mentor girls to become the best they can be, by challenging to speak their minds, to ask questions and to set their sights on achieving their goals.
Through Guiding, girls and women make our communities more vibrant and more livable.
What People Are Saying
"In Guiding, I have learned to set and achieve goals and gained valuable skills at things like building outdoor shelters, making fires and doing first aid."
— Trinity, Guide, 2013 Girl Greatness Award recipient, Dugald, Manitoba
"For 100 years, Girl Guides have been changing lives through service to others. When girls are empowered to advocate, they can make change happen in their families, in their classrooms, in their schools, in their governments and throughout the world."
— Jill, mother of a Spark, Toronto, Ontario
"Guiding has been so much a part of who I am, it is hard to determine where its impact begins and ends."
— Charlotte, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
"My goal continues to be showing girls who have special needs that travel to international destinations is a great way to gain self-esteem and to develop independence."
— Kenza, Guider, St-Lambert, Quebec
"Brownies lend a hand, so I am helping another little girl at my school who has selective mutism like me. I want her to see that when we learn how to do hard and scary things, life is so much more fun!"
— Solène, Brownie, Calgary, Alberta
"There was something about setting goals within Girl Guiding that freed my mind to expand my horizons outside of the school curriculum. Always more comfortable out-of-doors, I cherished the hikes, the tents, the canoes, and even the rain. It all provided me with the opportunity for self-challenge."
— Dr. Roberta Bondar, Toronto, Ontario
"Before I joined Guiding, I was nervous about speaking in front of strangers because of my missing arm. Working towards badges and making project presentations has inspired confidence in me. I have proved that any girl can participate in Guiding, even if she has a disability."
— Isabella, Brownie, Burnaby, British Columbia