Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders

Youth are our future. YWCA NWT works with youth and families to build self-esteem, promotes community involvement, and help make youth make healthy choices.



GirlSpace is an awesome free leadership program for girls ages 8 to 17.  The program runs during the school year and often has special programming during March break and the summer. 

Note: The GirlSpace program is currently on hold until further notice. 

GirlSpace offers youth the opportunity to:

  • work collaboratively with other girls to develop a space where everyone feels welcome and respected

  • learn, grow and share in a non-judgmental environment supported by professional staff

  • build skills, including leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, increased independence, self-awareness and positive self-esteem

  • connect with the community in a variety of volunteer roles.



Dudes Club is a FREE program and is an extension of Project Child Recovery. This program focuses on creating strong and resilient young leaders by creating a safe place for boys to explore their passions and gifts.

Please note, Dudes Club is currently on hold until further notice.


Dudes Club meets once a week for fun activities related to topics such as:

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Media Literacy Skills

  • Internet Safety

  • Healthy Habits

  • Bullying

  • Body Changes

  • Action-Figure and Hero Culture

  • What It Is Like To Be A Boy In Other Parts Of The World


Boys will be physically active and have a safe place to ask questions. Activities are age-appropriate and modified according to the needs of youth.

For more information on YWCA NWT's youth programs, please contact the Director of Child & Youth programs.



Be a force for importance change in your community! Open to women, non-binary folks, gender non-confirming folks, and trans folk from 14-30 years of age.


Project Child recovery is a proactive program that promotes healthy coping strategies for children who witness abuse and ensures children and youth who have experienced violence receive the support and services they need. YWCA NWT offers age appropriate, supportive peer group sessions delivered by a social worker to address common concerns and promote choices that are non-violent. It is a free program accessible for youth ages 6 to 14 through YWCA and partner schools in Yellowknife.


Participants are encouraged to talk about their feelings, explore healthy coping strategies, discover a support system, develop a safety plan and enhance their self-esteem. Every session is designed to increase the child or teen's sense of belonging and trust. The sessions are facilitated by qualified professionals who facilitate healthy discussion and self-discovery.

For more info, please contact the Director of Child & Youth programs.

24 Hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 223-7775 Office: 1 (867) 920-2777

Fax 1 (867) 873-9406

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