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Our thoughts are with the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of West Africa

As a member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada recognizes and supports the WAGGGS message of friendship and solidarity with our sisters struggling with the effects of the Ebola virus. Our thoughts are with them, their families and communities.

Sharron Callahan, Chief Commissioner, International Commissioner – Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada

Message from WAGGGS -  11 September 2014

It is with great sadness that we all bear witness to the suffering and distress caused by the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in a number of countries in western Africa. We send a message of friendship and solidarity with our sisters and their families as they deal with the effects of the Ebola virus. The loss of over 2000 lives as a result of the outbreak is difficult to comprehend and undoubtedly affects many of you in many ways.
We acknowledge that some of you are unable to participate in your regular guiding activities as a consequence of the infection control measures that have been put in place to minimise the spread of the virus. We understand just how difficult this has been and urge you to remain resilient knowing that you are in our thoughts both now and in the weeks and months ahead.

Nicola Grinstead, Chair of the World Board, on behalf of the World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts