Week Without Violence
Rally your friends, connect with your school and invest in your community.
Take part in YWCA Week Without Violence™ October 14 - 20, 2013
Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence™, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. More than 9,500 people in schools, workplaces and neighbourhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past.
Power of Being a Girl
As part of YWCA Canada’s commitment to violence prevention initiatives for girls and young women,Power of Being a Girl™ is a signature violence-prevention conference for girls ages 12-17 hosted during the Week Without Violence™. This unique program responds to individual community needs and is coordinated by local YWCA Member Associations.
Power of Being a Girl™ offers a day of fun in a safe and moderated environment with informative and educational programming, focusing on girls' developmental needs to prevent violence in their lives while encouraging leadership in the planning and organization of the event.
Girls leave the conference excited about what they learned, anxious to share with their friends and show an interest in attending other YWCA programs.
For more information, check out our Power of Being a Girl™ brochure.