Training Department

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Your Trainers provide support and training for all Guiders in the province, at all levels of experience.

Training helps you as a leader develop skills, learn new things and give you resources to take back to your units, districts and areas while having fun and meeting with Guiders from across the province. We offer both virtual and in-person training.

To find out about specific trainings available in your local Guiding community, or to ask for specific training, contact your District Commissioner, Training Coordinator or Provincial Training Adviser Sara Hawkins at

Training and Enrichment for Adult Members (TEAM) Training

Under TEAM training, GGC provides training on subjects as vast as girl programming, mentoring, bias and equity awareness, communicating with girls, and time management skills. The TEAM Chart gives a summary of the TEAM Program. This includes mandatory, foundation and enrichments trainings available for all Guiders.

Become a Trainer

Trainer Learning Path

TEAM training pinThe Trainer Learning Path is a professional development program that provides the knowledge, skills and practice to become an effective and engaging Trainer. Guiding relies on peer-to-peer learning and this learning journey will help you navigate your role as catalysts for catalysts in support of girl empowerment.

The program consists of six courses, peer mentorship and personal goal-setting. It is open to all adult members interested in becoming a GGC Trainer, as well as members interested in developing their skills as facilitators, educators or presenters.

Check out the Trainer Learning Path on Member Zone to learn more.

New Guider Learning Path

The New Guider Learner Path is a series of five courses that ensures Guiders feel confident and prepared to lead their units. All Guiders are required to complete these five courses within their first six months of joining Girl Guides of Canada.

Guiders will learn about the girl program, the girl-driven approach to Guiding and the components of a safe, inclusive environment. Also included are engagement strategies and branch traditions that enable Guiders to deliver meaningful girl experiences. The courses are interactive and engaging and reflect what Guiders have told us they most need to know!

Courses are usually offered in the fall but can also be at request at any time throughout the year.

Check out the New Guider Learning Path on Member Zone to learn more.

Safe Guide

Safe Guide is the document that GGC provides to guide members in the preparation of plans for exciting activities and opportunities in their quest to deliver innovative activities for girls.

Safe Guide is a mandatory training for all adult members. It must be completed as part of a new member’s screening. Training is provided locally in face-to-face sessions and is available online.

Check out Safe Guide Training on Member Zone for more information.

First Aid Training

The training department offers Standard First Aid courses by a registered St. John Ambulance Instructor who is also a Guider. This course will fulfill any requirements for Girl Guides of Canada and is in compliance with the requirements for Workplace NL.

If you wish to have a First Aid course offered in your community, please contact Sara Hawkins at Courses are available to any members aged 15 or older.
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