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Safe Sisters is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 8 to 16.

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Rooted in the philosophy of holistic safety, Safe Sisters encourages girls to make healthy choices in all areas of their lives, empowering them to take an active role in creating safe environments for themselves. Through a gender-based, strengths based framework and analysis, girls have input in the creation of the program in their community to guarantee their specific needs and interests are met.

The program uses interactive activities (with an emphasis on arts based activities such as theatre/drama, visual art, and mixed media projects) to increase girls’ skills and confidence strengthen their relationships to their communities. Past activities include mask-making, fibre sculptures, worry dolls and neighbourhood safety audits.

Please see our current program offerings for program schedule and locations. Contact us to register.

Are you an educator interested in bringing STEPS to girls in your school? If so, contact us.

Safe Sisters is funded by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. For a full list of our amazing supporters, visit our sponsors and funders page. Find out more about the benefits to supporting us with a donation!

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Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(519) 267-6444

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55 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7A5

About Us

As a member agency of YWCA Canada, YWCA Cambridge is part of a national movement known as the country’s oldest and largest women's multi-service organization, the largest national provider of shelter, literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs, and is the second largest provider of childcare services in Canada.

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