How much it costs

Guiding is a place where girls and young women can challenge themselves, put their ideas into action, take part in an amazing range of activities, and gain the skills to confidently navigate their world. They do this all in a safe and supportive environment that welcomes every girl and encourages her to be everything she wants to be.

We want every girl to have the chance to be a part of Guiding. New this year, you can now apply for assistance with registration fees directly through our online registration system!

What are the costs involved?

Registration fee

The registration fee helps to make Guiding possible for your daughter. It includes the development of cutting-edge girl programming, training the volunteers who deliver the programs, insurance coverage for activities and fees for renting meeting spaces. To see how much your daughter’s fee will be, find a group near you.

Uniform

Girls wear their uniforms to weekly meetings and to represent their group in community events. Uniforms are typically purchased through our online store.

Other costs

There may also be other fees associated with activities taking place in your daughter’s group throughout the year such as outings, events with other groups in Guiding, sleepovers or camps. Speak to your daughter’s group leader to learn more about planned activities and related costs.

Support with Guiding costs

There are several funding providers that can help you access financial support for costs related to your daughter’s participation in Guiding:

  • Jumpstart
  • PROKids
  • Local community, youth services and recreation funds

If you received financial support for your registration fee from a funding provider, please call your provincial office to complete the registration process. You can reach them at 1-800-565-8111 (or 1-877-323-4545 in Ontario); offices are typically open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, local time. Please note that we’re not able to hold your space in your selected group until you speak to a Girl Guides representative and your registration is finalized.

Looking for support for uniform or event costs? Your provincial office can connect you with more funding opportunities.

Girl Guides of Canada registration subsidy

The Girl Guides of Canada registration fee subsidy application for girls can be accessed directly through the payment page on our online registration system.

Please make sure to have the following information on hand when you apply:

  • The number of family members living on your home, including yourself
  • The approximate population size of the community you live in (you can use an online resource to help find this information such as Stats Can’s census profile)
  • Your estimated annual total family income (from all sources) before taxes

You will be asked a few short questions and the system will instantly let you know if you’ve been granted a subsidy. If you’ve been granted one, it will be directly applied towards your registration fee. You’ll be prompted to pay the remainder using Visa, Mastercard or PayPal to finalize registration.

FAQs

Do I have to apply for a subsidy separately for each daughter?

No, you’ll only need to apply once! The subsidy amount will be applied to each girl on your account, even if your daughters are registered on different days.

What happens if I’m not granted a subsidy, but I still require financial support?

If the system informs you that you have not been granted a subsidy, you’ll be prompted to enter any additional reasons for support and to speak to a member of our team at 1-800-565-8111 (or 1-877-323-4545 in Ontario); offices are typically open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, local time. Please note that we’re not able to hold your space in your selected group until you speak to a Girl Guides representative and your registration is finalized.

What if I can’t pay the remainder of the fee online?

If you’ve been granted a subsidy online and are unable to pay the remainder of the fee online using Visa, Mastercard or PayPal, you’ll be prompted to speak to a member of our team at 1-800-565-8111 (or 1-877-323-4545 in Ontario); offices are typically open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, local time. Please note that we’re not able to hold your space in your selected group until you speak to a Girl Guides representative and your registration is finalized.

I don’t need to apply for a subsidy, but I’d like to pay in installments. What do I need to do?

When you reach the payment page during the online registration process, you’ll need to speak to a member of our team at 1-800-565-8111 (or 1-877-323-4545 in Ontario); offices are typically open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, local time. Please note that we’re not able to hold your space in your selected group until you speak to a Girl Guides representative and your registration is finalized. Alternatively, you can speak to them before registering online.

I don’t have a credit card or PayPal account, is there another way to pay the registration fee?

Yes! Please speak to a member of our team at 1-800-565-8111 (or 1-877-323-4545 in Ontario), offices are typically open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, local time. to discuss alternate payment methods and how to register.