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Girls Got Game

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Building resilience amongst diverse populations helps to strengthen community cohesion and increase a sense of wellbeing. Options Community Services Society, in partnership with the City of Surrey, have received four years of funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation for a new program focused on improving the overall health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee girls aged 9 to 13.

The ‘Girls Got Game’ program is an afterschool initiative that provides positive recreation experiences and group workshops which help to develop physical literacy, build confidence and strengthen connections with other girls and the community. The program is funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation on a four-year term and will take place in two locations within Surrey.

“The Girls Got Game program gives young immigrant and refugee girls an opportunity to try new activities that they might not have experienced before.  Through the program activities they’ll uncover values such as diversity, teamwork, and leadership while building strong community connections and friendships.”  - Brianna Collis, City of Surrey

The ‘Girls Got Game’ after school program will:

  • Provide positive recreation experiences
  • group workshops which help to develop physical literacy,
  • build confidence and strengthen connections with other girls and the community.

Each year of programming the girls will be invited to a week-long summer camp to solidify friendships and strengthen the girls’ connection to their community.

Contact Brianna Collis, BCollis@surrey.ca, Community Services Coordinator to register. Each cycle for the program is 17 weeks and there are approximately 12 places in each group. Registration is now open for Fall sessions.

How we'll measure success

  • Access to Recreational Programs
  • Program Attendance Rate

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