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How to get your community involved in your girls’ program


When: Friday March 20, 2015, at 1pm (Eastern) Language: English

About this webinar: In this presentation, Zeeta from the Black Community Resource Center of Montreal (BCRC) will share with us how to get different stakeholders from the community involved in a girls’ program. Based on the latest BCRC project, part of the Taking Hold program, where girls created an artistic project with the support of their community’s teachers, organizations, artists, and an advisory community, Zeeta will share tools and promising practices from this project!

Taking Hold is a prevention program for young, at-risk girls in English-speaking Montreal high schools. The facilitators teach self-esteem, awareness, and resources through arts-based activities. 

About the presenter: Zeeta Maharaj is Project Coordinator at the Black Community Resource Center of Montreal. With an undying love of music, Zeeta embarked on a journey – a journey that has set her on pace to discover and lay down the foundation to her future.  She has been a purveyor of music to the masses any way that she can. Her love and talent for music makes her interventions with youth creative and artistic!

The Black Community Resource Centre takes a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of English-speaking youth. They refer to this approach as the “Holistic Project.” In adopting this approach to community service, they recognize that youth have many needs (e.g., socio-cultural, educational, and economic, etc.) that must be addressed in order for youth to achieve their maximum potential in our society. Their multi-interventionist holistic strategy is progressive and unique. At its foundation is the idea of leveraging partnerships and encouraging collaboration in order to support individuals, families and organizations.


We would like to acknowledge Heritage Canada for their generous funding. 

Event date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 01:00 to 02:00