Program Opportunities

Do you have a girl program activity to offer?
If your company or organization has an activity that you believe might have significant Girl Guides of Canada program value, let us know by completing the Program Opportunity Submission form.

Fixed Date Opportunities

Festivals of Light: The Children's International Learning Centre

Festivals of Light: The Children's International Learning Centre
Dates: November 2018 to January 31st 2019, 2-hour sessions available by booking
Location: 189 King William St, Hamilton, ON
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies and Guides
Cost: $6/girl and no cost for adults
The Children's International Learning Centre provides a hands-on, museum-like experience with various activities and crafts to help support learning.

The Festivals of Light (FOL) program talks about celebrations practiced locally in our communities and in neighbourhoods around the world. There are many festivals of light. This program gives each participant the opportunity to discover many observances such as: Haudenosaunee Midwinter Ceremony, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Ramadan/ Eid and Lunar New Year.

For more information, please visit the website or contact Jessica Letman at cilc1970@gmail.com.

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Ontario Science Centre: Phenomenal Forensics Sleepover

Ontario Science Centre: Phenomenal Forensics Sleepover
Dates: March 30-31, April 6-7, April 13-14, 2019
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, ON
Cost: $59/person
Sharpen your sleuthing skills at a Saturday Sleepover! Dust for fingerprints, reveal secret messages and examine the evidence at this intriguing evening of hands-on forensic fun. Explore the exhibit halls to uncover clues and solve the mystery before hitting the dance floor at our PJ/DJ dance party. Can you crack the case before it’s time for lights out? For more information and to book your sleepover, visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca/sleepovers.

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Ongoing Opportunities

The Acacia Movement


The Acacia Movement
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Primarily located in Windsor, Ottawa and Toronto but are happy to travel anywhere in Ontario if it is possible for our facilitators.
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and Adults
Cost: No Cost
We are a non-profit organization that offers educational workshops and activities that teach on issues of inequality that women and girls in the developing world face. This can be anything from issues surrounding education, healthcare, and the workplace to family life, marriage and war. We tailor our workshops to be age appropriate and always follow up with up with an action-based activity. 

For more information, please visit the Acacia Movement website and to book your visit, please contact Julia Bracewell at juliabracewell4@gmail.com.

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Apple Retail Canada

Apple Retail Canada
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Various Apple Retails locations throughout Ontario
Suitable For: Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No Cost
Girls will be able to experience the following: record music with GarageBand on an iPad, introduction to coding with Swift Playground, creating shorts with iMovie, and more! Collaborate with Apple trainers and create programs to help educate and inspire your girls with Apple technology. Come and earn your technology-related badges!

For more information please contact your closest Apple Store.

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Astronomy in Action

Astronomy in Action
Dates: Ongoing
Location: GTA
Cost: $267.00 + HST
This includes setup, cleanup and travel Astronomy in Action is a fully portable planetarium show, using a large inflatable planetarium that fits in a gym, auditorium, library, large classroom, or even outdoors. We will travel to your school, home, business, or fairground, wherever you want to be educated and entertained.
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The Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum
Dates: Ongoing
Location: 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
Cost: $6.00/girl, $14.00/adult for adult tours.
Adults free when accompanying unit. Sparks-Pathfinder Programs: includes a gallery visit, plus a Hands-on Artifact Session, where girls get to handle and examine museum objects up close. Programs also include a try-on shoe session.
Ranger and Adult Guider Program: includes a one hour guided tour of the Museum. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Native Peoples, Fashion, World Culture and History, and Visual Arts Guided Add-on Program.
Extend your visit to 90 minutes with our popular Paint-a-Clog workshop. Each girl receives a miniature clog imported from the Netherlands to decorate and take home. There is an additional charge of $7 per girl for this option. A smaller version is also available for $2 per girl (the perfect addition to a camp hat!).

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Beach Garden Society


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Library Gardens on Main St. between Kingston Rd. and Gerrard St., and the Beaches location at Queen St. E and Lee Ave., Toronto
Suitable For: Guides, Pathfinders and Ranger
Cost: No Cost
The society has partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation on the Butterfly Way Project. The focus will be to add pollinator and native plants to the gardens at the Main St and Beaches branches of the Toronto Public Library, to catalogue the native and pollinator plants in the gardens of the members of the Beach Garden Society and to educate the public about the importance of pollinators, of organic gardening, and of wildlife corridors within the city.

For more information please contact Marilyn Walsh at marilyn_walsh@rogers.com.

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Bricks 4 Kids


Bricks 4 Kids
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Bricks 4 Kidz
Cost: $12/girl for 1.5 hr program
Bricks 4 Kidz is an inquiry based hands-on training program that helps kids develop the concepts of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through play with LEGO Bricks. Children learn engineering and architectural design while building with our propriety model plans. Our motto is We Learn, We Build, We Play. We teach children with the art of collaboration and imagination they can experience, express and explore a world without limitation.
Our program is for children ages 5 - 12. We have advanced robotics, movie making, stop motion animation that can be offered to older kids up to the age of 15. Majority of our themes and builds are geared for children between the ages of 5 - 12.
One of the benefits of our program is that we bring all supplies and material to your location! This avoids cost of busing, permission slips and volunteers. All we require is a gym, cafeteria or classroom for kids to participate and learn while having fun.

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Bruce Trail Conservancy


Bruce Trail Conservancy
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Hamilton
Cost: No cost
Suitable For:Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinder and Rangers
The Bruce Trail Conservancy offers Guiders programming resources so girls can learn all about the Bruce Trail, an 890 km trail traversing the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, and to learn how to be safe, successful hikers.
Visit the website for more information.
Should a unit wish to have a Bruce Trail Conservancy representative attend a unit meeting, that service is available in the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Hamilton Area, with possible flexibility for further locations.
Please contact Meghan, mcroll@brucetrail.org, for more information.

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Bruce Trail Conservancy for Guides


Bruce Trail Conservancy for guides
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Hamilton
Cost: No cost
Suitable For:Guides
The Bruce Trail Conservancy offers Guiders programming resources so girls can learn all about the Bruce Trail, an 890 km trail traversing the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, and to learn how to be safe, successful hikers.
Visit the website for more information on the Bruce Trail.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy has developed brand new programming geared directly towards the Girl Guides "Exploring" and "Hiking" badges, providing girls with the opportunity to reach their badge-earning goals while learning all about the Bruce Trail, an 890 km trail traversing the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, and learning how to be safe, successful hikers. The Bruce Trail Conservancy has developed a full program that can be provided by email to Unit Guiders to lead to earn both badges over a three-part session. To enrich the program, a representative from the Bruce Trail Conservancy can come lead part one of the program with the unit within the Greater Toronto Area, and Greater Hamilton Area, with possible flexibility for further locations.
Please contact Meghan, mcroll@brucetrail.org, for more information on this opportunity.

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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Rd., Cambridge, but will also come to your unit in the Waterloo Region
Suitable for:Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: $8.50 per child, HST included. Adults are admitted free based on a 1:5 supervision ratio. For unit visits fees start at $150.00 plus HST
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is proud to introduce a number of programs specifically tailored to the Girl Guide Programs

To register, and for additional information visit www.cambridgebutterfly.com

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Canadian Coast Guard Tours


Dates: April – December (closed for the winter), after 4 p.m. and on weekends preferred.
Location: Welland Canal Cost: No Cost
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Canadian Coast Guard is offering Girl Guides of Canada the opportunity to learn about the Coast Guard and their program. Learn about search and rescue assets in Canada as well as boat safety. Most of the station is accessible for those with mobility issues, please discuss any special requirements when booking. The boat will remain docked and no rides will be given during the tour.
One of the benefits of our program is that we bring all supplies and material to your location! This avoids cost of busing, permission slips and volunteers. All we require is a gym, cafeteria or classroom for kids to participate and learn while having fun.

To register, or for more information, please contact Commanding Officer Scott Mabee or Scott Parker at gxca-sarportweller@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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Cedarvale Community Garden


Date: Ongoing
Location: 443 Arlington Ave., Toronto, ON
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: A donation to the garden is appreciated
Program opportunities during the community garden's regular meeting times of Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons or by special arrangement with the units. Girls receive a tour of the garden, participate in the work of the day (weeding, planting, harvesting) and have branch appropriate activities geared towards badge work. Open to working with unit guider on what is appropriate to meet their goals.
For more information please contact Kristina at kristinakmartens@gmail.com

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The Chill Foundation of Canada

The Chill Foundation of Canada
Dates: Starting November, a girls only program is also available.
Location: Administrative communities 16, 17, 18 and 19
Suitable for: Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No cost
Chill provides a meaningful recreational opportunity for girls to learn to skateboard in a safe setting while pushing the limits of what they thought they could achieve. Chill uses board sports as a learning tool to deliver a youth development curriculum that focuses on: Respect, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, Courage, and Pride. All youth will also build their own skateboard to take home at the conclusion of the program!
To register or for more information, please visit the Chill Foundation of Canada website or email Alistair at alistairt@chill.org.

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Duke of Edinburgh's International Award


Dates: Ongoing
Cost: $50.00
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a self-directed citizenship award for youth aged 14-24. The Award allows youth to receive recognition for the amazing work that they are already doing to better themselves and their community through Girl Guides. In addition to badges and recognition through Girl Guides they will receive an internationally recognized award that will serve as a testament to their dedication and hard work for the rest of their lives. The Award can set youth above the rest in competitive applications for post-secondary education or employment. The Award allows youth to further their current passions and discover new ones.

For more information and to book your visit please contact Laura Cogill at lcogill@dukeofed.org.

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Experience Groove

Experience Groove
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Your meeting place in the GTA, also able to travel 1 hour outside of the GTA
Suitable For:
Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers Cost: $10 per person
Mission: To I.N.S.P.I.R.E. people as we create Groove experiences that are •Innovative •Neutral •Safe •Playful •Interactive •Risky •Energizing
Units will have a magical time moving, laughing, interacting, being highly creative and having fun.  The facilitator-led Groove Experience fuses movement, music, creativity, self-expression and mindfulness while building community in any group. Watch the girls explore physical literacy, fitness and creative movement in a whole new innovative way.  In addition to mindfulness music is global in nature and the movements are so simple and fun and can connect to any theme which the group is exploring (i.e. seasons, holidays, sharing, family, friends, wellness, etc.) The best part is that when you Groove, “you can’t get it wrong!”
Please see www.experiencegroove.com for additional information.

To register, or for more information, please contact Michelle Hillier at michelle@experiencegroove.com.
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Field Trip Factory

Field Trip Factory
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Various location in Ontario
Suitable for: Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No cost
Hands-on nutritional field trips led by registered dietitians through the aisles of the local Loblaw Banner grocery store. Field trips are approximately 60 minutes in length.
Learn about:
  • The benefits of choosing healthy foods
  • Guiding Stars food navigation system
  • Canada's Food Guide and the importance of the four food groups
  • Helpful nutritional skills

New this year
Big Al’s in-store experts guide the students on a colourful underwater science adventure through the world of tropical fish, coral, aquatic plants, reptiles and even sharks! Learn about characteristics, habitats, ecosystems, responsible pet care and more during this exciting and interactive tour. Experience science lessons related to photosynthesis and the nitrogen cycle in a fun, educational setting that gets students excited about the world beneath them.
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Forests Ontario


Date: Ongoing
Location: Online resource
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No Cost
An online resource offering information regarding tree planting events across Ontario. Link to curriculum based activities related to the importance, planting and care of trees as well as relating to the identification of heritage trees.

For more information please visit greenleafchallenge.ca and forestsontario.ca.

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Girlife Empowerment


Date: Ongoing
Location: Woodbridge Maple area
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, and Guides
Cost: $25.00 per girl
Girlife workshops consist of seven different themes meant to inspire, motivate and empower young girls to believe in themselves and foster self-esteem and self-confidence. Workshop themes include: Gratitude, Meditation, Self Confidence/Self Love, Happiness is a Choice, Kindness Rocks, Creative Goal Setting, and Intuition and Finding your voice. Workshops entail icebreakers, crafts to illustrate the lessons of each workshop, open dialogue and nutrition projects.

To register or for more information please contact girlifewoodbridge@gmail.com.

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Halton Harps for Guides


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Burlington area
Cost: $125 for up to 20 girls
Innovative, hands on workshop at your unit meeting place. Guides complete badge and core programming.

Please see flyer for additional information.
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Harley Farms

Harley Farms
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Willing to travel to provide our services as far west as the Hamilton area through the GTA north through Port Perry and Brooklin, south to Belleville, Bowmanville area and as far east as Ottawa.
Cost: Price is based on the numbers of participants per group, length of program and the distance of travel. Mileage must be included in our program as we may need to transport livestock.
Girls will receive an education pertaining to the food they consume every day and the processes which it goes through before making it to the consumer. Not only will the girls learn about the process of agriculture, but they will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of what goes into the production of food, and how factors like breed, environment, space, feed and others influence the development of livestock and production of produce.

For more information please visit http://www.harleyfarms.ca/ or contact Emily Harley at harleyfarms.emily@gmail.com.

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Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides (program appropriate for 6-12 year olds) Cost: $10 per person (suggested donation)
The Code Mobile is one of Ladies Learning Code’s newest and biggest initiatives to inspire and educate Canadian girls to become passionate builders -- not just consumers of technology. Think: a computer lab on wheels. But, it’s more than just a truck or a computer lab. It’s a cross-Canada journey that will bring technology education to your unit at your meeting place. Equipment for the program (i.e. laptops, mice, power bars, extension cords, projector, etc.) is provided, however tables and chairs are requested. Workshops run from 1-3 hours long, depending on the organizer’s preference. Groups must have a minimum of 10, maximum of 40 participants.

If you are interested in booking a Code Mobile workshop, please fill out the request form! Our staff will work with you to confirm logistical details. Please provide at least 3 weeks’ notice for booking requests.

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Mad Science


Mad Science
Dates:
 Ongoing
Location: Seven locations servicing Ontario: Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Windsor and Niagara
Cost: $160.00 + HST for up to 30 girls. Costs and programs may vary by location. 
Our mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children through educational and hands-on science activities. Mad Science is the world's #1 fun science provider for elementary school-aged children and has been getting kids excited about learning in Ontario since 1994. All Mad Science programs are presented at your location by highly training professional instructors  equipped with awe-inspiring science activities and experiments. We come directly to you! 
Some locations may have programs specifically designed with your badge requirements in mind! 
Give your local Mad Science office a call today. 

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The Memory Project

The Memory Project
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Will travel to your unit in Ontario
Cost: No Cost
The Memory Project connects active serving Canadian Forces members and veterans with speaking engagements in their community.

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Microsoft Field Trip


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Yorkdale Mall, Eaton Centre and Square One
Cost: No Cost
Microsoft is offering workshops for Guides and Pathfinders that are approx 2 hours long. The girls will have fun earning various badges including the Picture This badge, the Computer Skills badge as well as the Camera Crazy badge. Microsoft will supply all of the equipment and they can accommodate 30 to 40 girls.

For more information and to book your visit please contact Diviyan Matheendran at Dimathee@microsoft.com.

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Move-N-Music

Move-N-Music
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Your meeting place in the GTA, also able to travel 1 hour or more outside of the GTA (will require travel subsidy)
Suitable For: Sparks and Brownies
Cost: Rate is flexible and can be discussed when registering

Designed for children (along with adult caregivers), this inspiring and interactive presentation provides a fun introduction to mind-body wellness. Program is designed to introduce the concept that there is a relationship between the body and mind. Simple and practical activities to create a healthy mind-body connection are modelled and explored through experiential learning activities, and original sing-along songs.
Please see our website for additional information.
To register, or for more information, please contact Marni Levitt at marni@move-n-music.com.

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Mountain Warehouse

Dates: Ongoing
Location: 945 Gardiners Rd., Kingston, ON K7M 7H4
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No Cost

We are an outdoor retailer that is focused on outdoor actives with in the community. We are looking to provide the service of information nights in the areas of:
  • Tent Building
  • How to properly pack a rucksack
  • Information on technologies in our apparel

These nights would consist of an hour to 2 hour information session on the many products we offer. There are no set nights, but can be book on request.  Mountain Warehouse will be offering a great discount incentive during these expedition nights to allow any members of the Guiding community to prepare for their outdoor adventures.

For more information or to book one of these nights please contact Erica Pressling at mountainwarehouse.kin@gmail.com.

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Museums of Burlington, Ireland House

Museums of Burlington, Ireland House
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Ireland House, 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Cost: various
Immerse yourself and learn about the Ireland family and Burlington’s agricultural roots at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, built in 1837 and one of Burlington’s oldest heritage homes. Guided tours, heritage demonstrations, and interactive programming bring Burlington’s past to the present as visitors explore the house, grounds and interpretive centre.

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Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre

Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre
Dates: Ongoing
Location: 275 Steamship Bay Rd., Gravenhurst, ON
Cost: various
Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre is the perfect destination for any unit trip. Whether it is for a guided tour or a curriculum-based program, Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre can provide your unit with an educational and fun environment. Educational tours include a guided tour of the museum, as well as fun activities such as a scavenger hunt quiz, or, at additional cost, a trip aboard a steamship.

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Niagara West Community Garden Collective

Niagara West Community Garden Collective
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Beamsville, Smithvale and Vineland
Suiteable For:Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No cost
Niagara West Community Garden Centre will provide the space, tools, water, some seeds and seedlings, and educational programming throughout the summer.
  • offering the girls an opportunity to lend a helping hand at the gardens for volunteer/community service hours.
  • offering the Unit a garden plot free of charge to use for your own programming (ex. the girls can grow food and donate) in either Vineland or Smithville locations.
  • offering an educational workshop specifically for the Unit free of charge in the gardens.
  • a fun workshop and build either a sunflower house or a bean teepee at our Beamsville, Smithville or Vineland gardens.
For more information you can visit the website or contact Erin Riseing at gardens@employmenthelp.org.

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Pink Umbrella Retreat

Pink Umbrella Retreat
Dates: Ongoing
Location: 257 Concession 4, Port Elgin, ON
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: $10/person
Assisting girls and women grow to love themselves for who they are regardless of body, mind or spirit concerns is our main focus. We offer classes to help teach girls to eat healthy and love their bodies as they are using fresh grown vegetables and herbs. Pink Umbrella is a property nestled among the trees that offers a serene peaceful environment for guests to connect with themselves and those around them.
Most of our classes and services are on site in Port Elgin, some would be able to travel up to 3 hrs but it would depend on the service and dates.

For more information, please visit the Pink Umbrella website and to book your visit, please contact Sara Porter at sara@pinkumbrellarc.ca.

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Puppets Cool

Puppets Cool
Dates: Ongoing
Location: GTA and surrounding area
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: $16.95
The 90 minute Puppets Cool! Workshop begins with a discussion about the nature of puppets. Followed by a lesson in puppetry where the girls get to build their own puppets.
The workshop ends with a short play - `The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
One of the benefits of Puppets Cool is that they bring all supplies and materials to your unit meeting place. No prep or cleanup is required from the Guiders.

For more information, please contact Steve at 416-346-7228 or email steve@puppets-cool.com.

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Queens, Conservation

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Queens University, 382 Earl St., Unit 3, Kingston, ON K7L 2J5
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No Cost
Presentations to all branches on conservation issues. Each presentation is different to suit the needs, interests, and capabilities of the group.
In the past, our presentations for the younger age groups have focused on topics such as the conservation of turtles and frogs in the Great Lakes area and the ways in which pollution have affected their habitat. We have then followed each presentation with an interactive activity to engage the students and make the experience memorable.
For the older students, our presentations have focused on topics such as eco-tourism and what makes a sustainable society. These presentations have been followed by a discussion and brainstorming session where students can identify and come up with solutions to problems surrounding environmental issues.

For more information please contact Lavallee Forbes at 14lf17@queensu.ca.


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Queen’s University – Brain Badge


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Kingston and surrounds area - will come to your unit
Suitable for: Geared towards Sparks and Brownies, but can be adapted for the older girls
Cost: No Cost
"Brain Badge" is a program geared towards Sparks and Brownie groups but can accommodate all ages.
Program goal is to inform girls about the brain, how vital it is in everyday life and the importance of protecting your brain.  Our neuroscience graduate students will teach all about mental health and coping mechanisms with fun filled educational activities.  Queen’s University will provide the girls with one of three patches at the end of the session.

For more information please email Julia Morris at julia.morris44@gmail.com13ko6@queensu.ca.

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Queen's University Faculty of Engineering and Applied - Science Engineering Outreach Program - Connections - Educational Outreach Program

Connections Educational Outreach - Queens University
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Your unit meeting place in Kingston
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinder and Rangers
Cost: No Cost
There’s a place for you in engineering! Girls of all branches can participate in free hands-on workshops led by female engineering students to discover the boundless opportunities in STEM. Schedule a visit during your regular weekly meeting to earn the Engineering Crest, created by Engineers Canada and Girl Guides of Canada.

Please see https://engineerscanada.ca/diversity/women-in-engineering/engaging-girls for additional information.

To register, or for more information, please contact Tianna at TL65@queensu.ca.

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Rad Kids

Rad Kids
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Kingston, ON
Cost: Please check website
Rad Kids is offering workshops designed to bring farm education into Guiding units.
Rad Kids is focused on empowerment: through our strategic focus on education, we hope to foster a generation of children and youth with greater food literacy, life-long healthy eating habits, increased food skills and an understanding of environmental health issues.

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Red Cross Programs


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Durham First Aid Inc, 585 Wentworth St, E., Unit #35, Oshawa, ON L1H 3V8 or at your unit meeting location.
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and Adults
Cost: Starting at $8.00
Durham First Aid Inc. is a training partner of the Canadian Red Cross, offering a full range of youth and adult programs to meet Guiding Program, Safe Guide, and personal interest/certification.
View the list of programs that are available to you.

For more information, please contact Erika Andrusiak at erika@durhamfirstaid.com, 905-240-0092.

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Reptilia Zoo

Reptilia Zoo
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Reptilia Vaughan, Reptilia Whitby or have Reptilia visit your unit!
Cost: $10.25 - $35/person
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Explore a world of reptiles at one of our Reptilia Facilities! Have a Badge Day or a Sleepover Adventure at Reptilia! Reptilia offers a variety of programs created specifically for Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders. All programs emphasize hands on experience with the animals. Our lessons meet requirements for a variety of badges and we provide all of the paperwork required needed for your unit to attend!
Our state-of-the-art facilities are CAZA-accredited. That means that we have been recognized for our high standards of animal welfare and consider our zoo a humane agency for animal care, conservation, science, and education. You can explore our zoo knowing that our reptiles are beloved and treated with utmost respect.

For additional information email Samantha at sam.medina@reptilia.org or visit the website.

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Riverwood Conservancy

Riverwood Conservancy
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON
Cost: $10.00/girl member, No cost for Guiders
Riverwood is a hidden gem in central Mississauga. Bring your unit for fun, hands-on Badge Programs.

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Runnymede Robotics Team

Dates: AC 17
Location: Will travel to your unit in the GTA
Cost: No Cost
Suitable For:Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders

Girls will have a fun time while learning and understanding science concepts, and will be awarded their STEM Science Badge.

The female members of Runnymede’s robotics team want to help the girls gain their STEM badges. Four activities have been selected from the online PDF of activity options to award them STEM Challenge badges.
  • Making Cartesian divers to understand buoyancy
  • Building a lung model with balloons and water bottles to explain how the human body works
  • Understanding surface tension with a tray full of milk and food dye dots, to see how a dish soap soaked cotton swab affects the surface
  • Creating a cabbage juice pH indicator and testing liquids we see in our daily lives
For more information please contact Alyssa Nodello at alyssanodello@gmail.com

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Save our Scruff

Save our Scruff
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Will travel to your unit in the GTA
Cost: No Cost
Save Our Scruff is a non-profit organization located in the GTA dedicated to rescuing dogs and finding them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. A volunteer from the organization will come to your unit to educate girls about how this process works, and the importance of responsible pet ownership.

For more information or to book, email Jenna at jenna@saveourscruff.org.

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Sciensational Sssnakes

Sciensational Sssnakes
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Will travel to your unit in Ontario
Cost: Please check website
Sciensational Snakes provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. Our shows feature an informal lecture about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

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Scientists in Schools

Scientists in Schools
Dates: Ongoing
Location: will travel to your unit in the Halton, Peel, Durham and York areas as well as Mount Forest, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Peterborough, Cambridge, Ottawa, GTA, Kawartha Lakes and Simcoe County.
Branches: Sparks, Brownies and Guides
Cost: $160 for up to 25 girls
Scientists in School is a leading Canadian science charity dedicated to sparking children's interest in science, technology, engineering, math and the environment through hands-on discovery.

Our 60-90 minute workshops can accommodate up to 25 children per session, and are also available for community groups throughout the year. Just like our classroom programs, our presenters bring subject expertise, discovery-based learning methodologies, and specialized materials and equipment to every workshop. Best of all, our workshops are guaranteed to be fun!

For more information, or to book a workshop in Halton, Peel, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph or Cambridge, please contact wco@scientistsinschool.ca.

For more information, or to book a workshop in the Ottawa region, please contact: ottawa@scientistsinschool.ca

For more information, or to book a workshop in GTA, York, Durham, Kawartha Lakes and Simcoe County, please contact: eco@scientistsinschool.ca


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Suitcase Theatre Arts and Education Outreach Inc.

Suitcase Theatre Arts and Education Outreach Inc.
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Will travel to your unit in the GTA
Cost: $199.00 for up to 30 people
Suitcase Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that was founded by the creator of Mr. Dressup. They believe in inspiring a lifelong love of the arts and live theatre in children while nurturing confidence and building character. They offer interactive workshops as well as custom dance and drama sessions. Workshops are aligned to meet the requirements of badge work from Sparks to Pathfinders. 

For more information or to book, email Victoria Snell at workshops@suitcasetheatre.com.

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Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Terra Cotta Conservation Area
Dates: Programs are available for Fall, Winter and Spring
Location: 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills, ON
Cost: $10.00/child no HST
Terra Cotta’s Conservation Area Watershed Learning Centre is offering programming geared for all levels of Girl Guides. 

To register or for more information, email education@creditvalleyca.ca .

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Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto and Region Conservation
Dates: Ongoing
Location: GTA
Suitable for: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Cost: No Cost
Take part in hikes, tree and wildflower plantings, clean-ups and more. Visit our website to see our calendar of events at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For groups of ten or more, please contact stewardshipevents@trca.on.ca ahead of time.

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University of Toronto - Competitive Quidditch Team


Dates: Ongoing
Location: Throughout Toronto
Cost:. $5 per girl and adult plus
- up to 20 participants - $30 for equipment and $15 for trainer
- 20-30 participants - $35 for equipment and $15 for trainer
- 30+ participants - $45 for equipment and $15 for trainer

The University of Toronto Quidditch Team, the U of T Centaurs is looking to offer fun training camps in which participants get the opportunity to play real-life quidditch as adapted from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter!
They provide the equipment (hoops, balls, "brooms") and trainers (members of the U of T roster)

For more information please contact Madeline Surman at madeline.surman@mail.utoronto.ca.

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Ultimate Canadian Cheer


Ultimate Canadian Cheer
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Ultimate Cheer, 1420 Bayly St., Unit #17, Pickering, ON
Cost: $25.00
Ultimate Cheer will provide a fun and active clinic for all branch levels and develops members to flourish physically, mentally and emotionally with P.R.I.D.E. Ultimate Cheer believes in change, growth, excitement and hard work.

For more information please visit the website or contact Candice Prontack at candice@ultimatcheer.ca.

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Vaughan Public Libraries

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Willing to travel in the Vaughan area, can connect units with libraries in their area
Suitable For: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinder and Rangers
Cost: No cost
The Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) is dedicated to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programming and activities for children.

Currently offering programs that present 3D printing and design, coding and robots, virtual reality and augmented reality, circuitry, video & music, podcasting, and many other STEAM activities.
We offer direct access to our library maker / creation spaces and experienced staff. We may be able to assist with broader STEAM topics.
For additional information and to register please contact Richard Anderson at richard.anderson@vaughan.ca

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Waterlution - Great Waters Challenge

Waterlution - Great Waters Challenge
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Online
Cost: No cost
Suitable for: Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers
Our project is called the Great Waters Challenge- an educational game to engage youth across the country to learn about their local watershed and community. We want your group to get involved. Waterlution will support you with free workshops and resources. We want your community’s unique water story on our map and would love you to sign up your team!

For more information, testimonials and to sign-up visit our webpage.

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Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House
Dates: Ongoing
Location:York Region
Cost: $100.00/visit
"Yellow Brick House is about empowering women and children to rebuild their lives and we give a voice to the untold stories of violence in our community, raising awareness about the need for change, and moving our community forward to end of violence against women and kids."
For a description of the presentations and expected outcomes/benefits, visit Schools for Change

For more information please contact their Public Education Coordinator at publiceducation@yellowbrickhouse.org.

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