Programs at The W

STEM Mentoring

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STEM Mentoring

STEM Mentoring is an ongoing mentorship program for cis and trans girls, non-binary and two-spirit youth ages 9 to 13.

Rooted in the belief that youth cannot be what they cannot see, STEM Mentoring is about more than just building participants interest in skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), it’s about building strong relationships with other participants and mentors (who just so happen to be amazing women working in our community in the STEM field)!

The program is flexible and customizable, and participants themselves decide with their mentors what kind of activities, outings and experiments they’d like to do. With no fixed agenda or curriculum, participants and their mentors have been able to explore things like robotics, aerodynamics, dry ice and ecosystems. Together, they’ve gone on trips to the Butterfly Conservatory, Rare Charitable Research Reserve and the Humber College Arboretum.


My Story →
"I really like how it's just one mentor and one other girl. You get to express your ideas in any way you feel most comfortable, and nobody judges you for it." - Mentee


My Story →
Being a mentor makes me feel like I'm giving back, not only to my community but to young women that look up to me." - Mentor


My Story →
This program is spontaneous, girl-led, interest-based and FUN!" - Mentor


My Story →
"What I have enjoyed most about this program is that it's making me remember my youth as a young girl. I'm learning so much from the girls!" - Mentor

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to Children and youth by becoming a STEM Mentor?

 If so, you can find out more information by contacting us at

All Mentors must be fem-identified with a career or education in (or currently in school for), Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

STEM Mentoring is funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation.


Other Programs

YWCA Cambridge Provides Supportive, Inclusive And Participant-Led Programs For Cis And Trans Women And Girls And Non-Binary And Two-Spirit Individuals.

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In this unique program, participants have the opportunity to explore, design, create and share all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Absolutely no skill or knowledge level is necessary to participate.

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GLOW is rooted in the philosophy of holistic wellness. GLOW focuses on the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental. GLOW is driven by its participants interests and skills, so each program offering is unique.

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Safe Sisters

Rooted in the philosophy of holistic safety, Safe Sisters encourages participants to make healthy choices in all areas of their lives, empowering them to take an active role in creating safe environments for themselves.

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This program provides opportunity for discussion and action, by allowing participants to make sense of what they are experiencing externally and feeling internally. The goal of SHYFT is to foster critical thinking skills and provide outlets for participants to create their own social-justice based media-arts projects.

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S.T.E.P.S is about creating a safe space for participants, developing skills for healthy relationships, reducing isolation and increasing inclusion, engaging participants in critical thinking and strengthening leadership skills.

Small Steps to Success

Aimed at supporting women in our community, Small Steps to Success provides the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence needed to be successful in the workplace or in a school setting.

Get In Touch

Have a Question Or Need Assistance?

If you have a question about YWCA Cambridge, our programs or events, or simply want to get involved, please give us a call or send us an email.

Contact Us

Address: 102-55 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays & holidays: closed

Tel: (519) 267-6444 
Main Email:

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