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National Day of Action 2017

For the 13th consecutive year on February 14th, girls and young women are steering away from the usual Valentine’s Day activities and instead creating action-oriented projects to raise awareness about the issues affecting them and their communities!

Who can participate?

Everyone who is a registered member of Girls Action’s National Network or any young woman who has participated in our programs can apply. You can register to become a member at the same time as you apply for the National Day of Action.

Register here to become a member.

Is there a theme?

Yes. There are two general themes this year!

  • Girls’ empowerment: developing leadership skills, self-confidence & the ability to lead change in your communities 
  • Understanding women's history and cultural diversity 
  • Girls and young women health & wellness

What kind of action can I propose?

Think about an action project that is related to one or more of the above themes, and that directly involves girls and young women in its planning and execution.

Please note that your action can take place anywhere the country from February 1st to March 10th.

How can I make the project a reality?

Girls Action gives out a limited number of subsidies of $750 to National Network members to implement their projects.

To apply for a subsidy, participants have to register their action to possibly be selected to receive funding for it.


When is the deadline?

The deadline to apply is January 26th 2017. 

Anything else I should know?

Girls Action encouraged folks to create an action project. But that’s not all! We are also encouraged participants to get their creative juices flowing and participate in the Kickaction.ca Blogging Carnival– an online space for young feminists to share their opinions on current events and everything under the sun.

Check out this year’s themes here! You can also find out what happened during previous Blogging Carnivals and much more on kickaction.ca

Create a movement through sharing your photos and art work!

While implementing community actions, youth ar encouraged to create infographics or digital posters on the theme of celebrating women in their region and in Canada’s history. Photographs, art work or other creations have previously been transformed into interesting and informative infographics for sharing and movement building. Participants had the images and inspiration, we provided them with ideas and support for creating the infographics!

Creating your own materials to promote your community action?  

Check out the National Day of Action Media Kit here.

Any strings attached?

Everyone who was awarded a subsidy is asked to fill out participant surveys and an evaluation about their project. This was a way to let us know how helpful this project was in advancing goals and in making an impact in girls’ lives. There are also some other documents to fill out. We made sure things are clear and supported participants every step of the way.

Contact Idil by email at idil@girlsactionfoundation.ca or call 1.888.948.1112 if you have any questions related to National Day of Action.