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.



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GirlSpace is an awesome free leadership program for any person who identifies as a girl ages 8 to 17.  The program runs during the school year and often has special programming during March break and the summer. 

For more info, e-mail GirlSpace.

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.

Project Child Recovery 


Project Child recovery is a proactive program that promotes healthy coping strategies for children and youth, focuses on creating strong and resilient young leaders by creating a safe place for youth to explore their passions and gifts. and ensures they have the support and services they need.   YWCA NWT offers age appropriate, supportive peer group sessions to address common concerns and promote choices that are non-violent. It is a free program accessible for youth ages 8 to 14 through YWCA NWT.


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 facilitated by a professional and is designed to increase the child or teen's sense of belonging and trust and can include group sessions, outings and more. 

For more info, please contact PCR Coordinator, Brendan