It’s a Girl Thing! empowers young women to meet the challenges of today while achieving their personal goals. This arts based 30 week program allows young women to thoughtfully engage in activities as they strengthen core leadership skills while learning how to enact changes in their community. Through creative interactive activities we were able to nurture a cohesive and loving group and bring awareness and value to the unique strengths that each girl brings to the collective space that we co-created.

Coming into Sept of 2015 we kicked off a strong 6th year of It’s a Girl thing in the schools adding 2 more schools to the roster. We are now in 8 schools with the IGT program expanding deeper into the 7 NIA’s that UrbanArts services. We have started the process of formalizing a programming resource that will be used in training facilitators as programming expands.

IGT Program Lead: Joy Simone Brown  joy@urbanartstoronto.org  (416) 241-5124

HeART Conference

The HeART Conference brings together young women from the West End of Toronto in a day that focuses on nurturing compassion for self and others and utilizing creative expression as a tool to bring about positive change. Workshops explore themes through self-reflective exercises, storytelling, artistic expression and MORE!