March 28, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR of the BOARD and CEO of GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA

COVID-19 is an unprecedented time for everyone.  This global pandemic has prioritized the critical importance of physical distancing to slow its progression in the communities in which we live, work and play. 

With the health and safety of both girl and adult members in mind, at this time we are not able to offer in-person Guiding experiences for girls.  As a result, we do not expect to generate the same revenue from either membership fees or cookies in the near term.  This has very serious implications which have forced us to make critical decisions to reduce expenses to ensure the long-term sustainability of GGC.

Don’t worry, we are still here.  We are working hard to connect virtually with girls to continue to offer amazing experiences, so each one can thrive and to be everything she wants to be. Our in-person Guiding model will be back when this is all over – back stronger than ever!   

To our members past, present and future – please know that we are doing everything we can to preserve everything that Guiding is now so that we are here for Canadian girls for years to come. We need you now more than ever to ensure A Better World, By Girls.

To our present members, we will be in touch via e-mail soon with answers to your many questions including info on our fun new way to virtually connect with program and “Keep on Guiding.”  

Sincerely,

Jill Zelmanovits
Jill Zelmanovits
Chief Executive Officer
Robyn McDonald
Robyn McDonald
Chair, Board of Directors

Updated: April 1, 2020

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