As part of YWCA Banff’s commitment to violence prevention initiatives for girls and young women, Power of Being a Girl™ (PBG) program is a signature violence-prevention conference for girls that responds to local community needs and relies on girls’ leadership in its planning and organization.

For the past eight years, Power of Being A Girl has been offered to girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. This year, YWCA Banff is excited to announce the expansion of this program with the launch of Power of Being A Girl Teen, a day dedicated specifically to girls in grades 7, 8 and 9.

Power of Being A Girl Teen will take place on October 21, 2017. Teens will have the opportunity to experience a conference-like setting where they can take part in sessions including: what it means to be a young woman, yoga, activism through art, communicating consent, and an inspiring human library.

The original Power of Being A Girl format for grades 4, 5 and 6 will be offered on November 18, 2017.

Both events are free of charge and spaces are limited.


Registration for both of these events is now full! 

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence™, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. More than 9,500 people in schools, workplaces and neighbourhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past.