All in school programs are resuming. For more information contact Vanessa De Ryck, Program Coordinator (905) 428-8111 ext. 225 email address   h        

As an Official Partner of the Durham District School Board, Girls Inc. of Durham provides a number of programs designed specifically for school settings. Each program supports girls, as they develop their strengths and capabilities, through weekly academic assistance and enrichment activities in reading and literacy, leadership development and bullying preventionhealth and sexuality, and substance use prevention.

All programs follow a girl-centered, youth development approach by incorporating girls’ ideas, perspectives and voices throughout program implementation and planning. By engaging girls as problem-solvers, program delivery focuses on a combination of strategies to promote girls’ development, expand their range of challenging experiences, and increase their opportunity to form supportive relationships.

All Girls Inc. programs are curriculum based and uniquely designed for girls of each stage of development.  In-school programs are flexible and can easily be modified to accommodate almost any time table.  A fee for service is in place for all in-school programs however Girls Inc. will work with school administrators to subsidize the costs associated with program delivery.  See below for descriptions of our current school programs.

Anti-Bullying Program: Allies in Action
Health & Relationships: Informed and Incharged
Literacy & Reading Enrichment: GirlSTART
Leadership: In Our Own Hands

Currently on hold until further notice. We have also partnered with the Durham District School Board to offer programming at the following High School Hubs located at

Ajax High School Hub Flyer

Henry Street Whitby Hub Flyer

For further information on how to bring Girls Inc. to your school contact:
Tracey McCannell, Director of Programming  Email:   Tel: 905 428-8111 ext. 222

Or Vanessa, Program Coordinator Email:   Tel: 905 428-8111 ext. 225

 Autism Ontario has reached out with helpful resources for families living with individuals on the Autism Spectrum during this time. These resources include caregiver tips, mental health support and fun activities.

This list of resources is bilingual and will be updated daily. As they gather more resources, they hope to add Indigenous and Cultural sections to this list as well. LINK TO THEIR RESOURCES HERE