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National Career Day 2015

Dreams to Reality: National Career Day

Last fall, Girls Action organized its second National Career Day to help girls explore new career options, meet inspiring women leaders, increase their confidence, and expand their view of themselves and their futures!

National Career Day was also an opportunity for women leaders in both traditional and non-traditional careers, who are passionate about their work, to provide intergenerational mentorship to girls in their communities.

Check out the wonderful story of National Career Day 2015!

“It was great to see young women think about and write down why they wanted more female leaders. Our activity helped young women envision themselves in a position of power and leadership.” – 2013 Career Day organizer 

Consult our brochure Why Girls? Job and Money and our infographic Redefining Leadership to get more information on girls and career prospects, and to better understand why it’s important to have alternative career day events!

When will it take place?

The National Career Day events took place throughout the month of November 2015.

Who could register?

If you were a school, a community organization, or a girls’ group, you were eligible! Girls Action Foundation is gave out a limited number of subsidies of $850 for you to host a Career Day event for girls in your community. You could have also been eligible for an extra subsidy of $250 for expenses related to transportation of participants and/or mentors to the site.

I’m in! Where do I sign-up?

The deadline to apply is now passed. Thank you for your interest!

Interested, but never hosted a Career Day?

Worry not! We have published a detailed step-by-step how-to guide that will help you in organizing an unforgettable career day in your school or community. Moreover, you can consult this online Storify of the 2013 National Career Day to get inspired! Finally, we made a video on one of our own Career Days in Montreal that you can watch here.

For more information, you can contact Klara Longfellow, National Programs Officer, at klara@girlsactionfoundation.ca or 1.888.948.1112

Join the conversation! #revestoreality2015

We would like to thank Youth Take Charge, Canadian Heritage, the Leacross Foundation, and our national partner Desjardins for their generous funding. This event is part of the "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Youth-led Action Project Celebrating Women's History in Canada."