Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada
International Day of the Girl 2017
Nationwide Survey of Teenage Girls in Canada
October 11 is International Day of the Girl – a day when the global community focuses on the realities facing girls and young women around the world. To commemorate this day Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) has released the results of a nationwide survey that identifies key challenges confronting teenage girls in Canada. The issues that girls themselves identified focus on unrealistic expectations, harmful social norms and stereotypes and how society continues to perpetuate these messages to girls.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO GGC?
GGC commissioned this survey because the issues facing girls are integral to who we are as a girl-driven organization. Given how quickly the world is changing for girls today, it is more important than ever to actively listen to their voices and use the information we hear to be responsive and develop relevant programs. We need to understand what girls in Canada are facing so we can be the support they need to become everything they want to be.