YWCA Canada

Registered Name: YWCA Canada

Business Number: 888789393RR0001

Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Program

Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Program is a comprehensive bilingual leadership program that includes online learning sessions and talks, self-study, peer mentorship and support, and civic engagement activities along with a three-day immersive training and networking summit.

Grounded in intersectional feminism and social justice, this program has been designed to equip young women with the knowledge and skills to lead and be change-makers in their communities and beyond.

YWCA Canada works on the belief that the best method for strengthening young women’s leadership is to provide participants with new experiences that allow them to stretch beyond their comfort level, enhance their skills through practice and enable them to reflect on the experience. Young leaders will develop an understanding of the nature of social change and their capacity to effect change through their actions and work ahead to achieve through the program components.

Our program alumni's accomplishments:
  • 2018 alumni Brenda Okorogba was named one of Canada’s top 25 immigrants in 2019.
  • 2017 alumni Teagyn Vallevand went on to be selected as the Indigenous G20 delegate in 2018 and won the Everyday Political Citizen Award from Samara Canada.
  • 2018 alumni Alexandra Daignault. Her innovative approach and critical thinking lead her to identify a market gap and to launch Sarjesa tea company with the purpose of ‘creating highly respectful products with a variety of social and environmental impacts.’
  • Our leaders’ journeys Arushana Sunderaeson and Andy Villanueva