Speak up. Speak out. Have your say.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 2-4 p.m. EDT (lunch from 1-2pm)

Calling all girls! Take part in this year’s Girls’ Open Forum. Do you have an important issue you want to raise or a burning question for Girl Guides of Canada’s leadership? GGC’s national leadership team, including the National Youth Council, want to hear you out.

The Girls’ Open Forum is a part of the Annual General Meeting, happening this year in Ottawa, Ontario. You can participate in person, online through our live webcast or by sending us a video or written submission ahead of time. There is also a Girls First activity, which includes a toolkit for hosting a viewing party! Girls Open Forum participants will get a special acknowledgement in the mail with a selection of crests!  

How to participate

  1. Check out the invitation
  2. Prepare your questions and ideas
  3. Try out the Girls’ Open Forum activity on the Girls First platform with your unit
  4. Join the conversation on social media using #askGGC

Confirm your attendance

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G2

I’m coming in person

Webcast link: 
To be posted here before the event begins.

I’m attending online

TIP: If you’re attending through the webcast, why not host a viewing party? Find everything you need in the Girls First activity. (Link coming soon.)


What’s the Girls’ Open Forum?

It’s an event where girl members can share their ideas and ask questions to our national and provincial leaders.

Who can attend?

This event is meant for girl members. All girl members are welcome to attend with their Guiders.

To whom should I address my issue or idea?

The CEO, Board of Directors, Provincial Commissioners, staff directors, and National Youth Council will form the session’s panel.

If I attend in person, what can I expect to do during the session?

If are you attending in person, you are invited to a lunch at 1 p.m. The lunch will include some activities and games to get things started! After lunch, from 2-4 p.m., the GGC leaders will take their seats and address each girl’s question or idea.  Girls are encouraged to ask questions in front of the whole group or in smaller groups at their tables.

What if I can’t attend in person but I have a question or thought to share?

The Girls’ Open Forum will be broadcasted via webcast, where members from across the country can watch and ask questions through a chat box. RSVP using the online attendance form. You can include your thoughts and questions in the RSVP or email them to askggc@girlguides.ca.  If you want to submit a larger file like a video, please use https://wetransfer.com/. Videos will be compiled and shared at the event.

What will I get if I ask a question or submit an idea?

Anyone who takes part in this event – in person, online, by submitting a video or question, by hosting a viewing party or by doing the Girls First activity – will receive a special acknowledgement in the mail, which includes a selection of crests.