National Day of Action 2012 - It's time to register!Wednesday, December 14 2011
A call to ACTION
You want to change the world but you’re not sure where to start, right? Common wisdom says we should start from home – however you define ‘home’! This Valentine’s Day, we’re encouraging you to Take Action about something that matters in your community!
Why Valentine’s Day?
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what Valentine’s Day is usually made of…or is it? For the 8th consecutive year, Girls Action Foundation is flipping the script on sending chocolate and shining light on girls and young women who are making an impact in their communities instead. This is your turn to Take Action.
Who can participate?
- Members of Girls Action national network (organizations or groups whorun or support girls programs). You can register to become a member here http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/national-network.
- Young women who have taken part in Girls Action programs or projects and who are supported by a member organization or group.
What kind of action can you take?
- The sky is the limit as long it’s an issue that is important to you,well rooted in your reality and is linked to your community.
Actions that directly involve girls and young women in their planning
Do you need financial support to make it happen?
Tell us about your action project and apply for a subsidy of up to $500. This year, priority will be given to action projects that:
- Increase girls’ and young women’s empowerment in the face of violence such as sexual exploitation (For Québec residents only).
- Involve and address issues faced by girls and young women who identify as marginalized, racialized or are living in isolated or rural areas.
How to participate in the National Day of Action?
- Register your action at http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/national-day-of-action-1>your proposed action and apply for funding. Registration opens on December 8th, 2011 and closes on January 8th, 2012.
Action Love Letter
We think what you’re doing in your local communities is really important and we want to spread the word! In fact, we want to send a collective ‘love letter’ to all girls and young women across the country.
If you are organizing an action, we will be asking you to send us an image or graphic, cartoon, photo, etc.), audio, video, poem, or spoken word piece that tells us: Why do you want to take this action? What impact do you hope to make? And if you’re not doing an action, we still want to hear from you! Let us know “what message do you want to send to girls and young women in Canada?”
The Action Love Letter will be published on social media and on our website on February 14th.
Every year, kickaction.ca http://www.kickaction.ca/ hosts a four-week-long blogging carnival. Starting on February 14th, Girls Action’s National Day of Action, bloggers from across Canada share their experience, their knowledge and their opinions on issues related to young women. We are inviting you to take part in a carnival of discussion by logging in and speaking up. Let us know if you'd like to be a blogger!
To view last year's themes and blogs, click here.
To find out more about the National Day of Action, visit our website http://www.girlsactionfoundation.ca/ or contact Karine