In September 2018, Girl Guides of Canada is launching our brand new program for every branch of Guiding – and we want you to be part of our Girls First launch parties.

Two ways to celebrate

1. Organize your own local Girls First launch party

The Launch Party Toolkit will help you plan the ULTIMATE celebration for girls in your unit or community this fall. You'll find tips and trick to help you plan a dynamic Girls First launch party, with all of the elements needed to make it a truly girl-driven event. The Launch Party Toolkit is designed to support girls in planning a girl-driven event, with support as needed from adult allies.

National events are being held on Saturday, September 29. Find a date that works well for you and those involved in your launch party.

Party Planning TOOLKIT: Online version | Print version (reduced graphics)

2. Attend one of three national events

National events are happening in Moncton, Vancouver and Toronto on September 29. Organized by a team of girl Launch Leaders, these launch parties are a great way to kick-off our new program.

Registration opens for girls mid-August.

Volunteer Opportunities for Guiders

We know you love helping girls explore, discover and grow! That’s why we’d love you to support them at the Girls First Launch Parties in Toronto, Moncton and Vancouver. This event is being developed and delivered by a dynamic local girl team of Launch Leaders. We’re now accepting applications for volunteer adult allies to lead the selected activities and support the girls as they celebrate the launch of Girls First.

Please see the position descriptions below:

Activity Lead and Registrations

Activity Support and Greetings

Group Lead (Adult Ally)

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to events@girlguides.ca.

Please note that spaces are limited and we cannot accommodate requests to volunteer with a specific group of girls.

Application Form

Please note that resources for this event are limited, so we unfortunately cannot cover accommodations or major transportation costs. We would, however, be happy to reimburse you for mileage should you chose to drive.

FAQs: National launch parties

Where are the national launch parties being held?

Vancouver: The Nest, Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia
Moncton: Legends Restaurant, Moncton Coliseum
Toronto: Evergreen Brickworks

How many girls can attend the launch parties in Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton?

Each of the three events will have two sessions (younger branches in the morning, older in the afternoon), with room for 150 girls at each session.

How will registration work?

Girls can register online individually beginning in mid-August to attend an event in Vancouver, Toronto or Moncton. An email will be sent to girls in these three geographic areas when registration opens.

Note: As these events are designed to be girl-driven, girls/families will register individually. Guiders are encouraged to share registration details with the girls in their unit. Unit registration by Guiders will not be available.

Will travel, transit or parking expenses be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to reimburse these expenses.

Other questions?

Email us at: events@girlguides.ca