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Expression  is a  program that aims to support and strengthen the cultural, artistic and heritage expressions of anglophone girls, young women, and gender diverse youth living in Montreal by creating spaces where they can participate in activities that support their mental health and well-being; express themselves on issues that are important and real to them; engage in cross cultural exchange and intergenerational mentorship; and ultimately walk away with a greater a sense of belonging among one another and to their local community, all through culturally relevant creative arts activities facilitated by BIPOC and QTBIPOC members of the anglophone community in Montreal. 

With the help, support and guidance of our local network members and community partners/contacts who also work with anglophone youth, we will recruit a group of 4-6 youth representing diverse communities in Montreal to participate in creating a podcast on their cultural heritage. It is important to Girls Action Foundation to create an inclusive and accessible platform that can reach all the youth in the communities that we serve. 

Program Objectives:

  • Provide opportunities for English-speaking young women and gender diverse youth (especially from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disability communities) to express themselves, develop community, and gain confidence and new skills

  • Provide mentorship opportunities for more marginalized English-speaking youth, in the area of communications, arts and culture

  • Increase a sense of community and belonging for English-speaking youth in Quebec, in particular more marginalized youth

Criteria to join the program:

  • Young women or gender diverse youth

  • Between 18-30 years old

  • BIPOC \ QTBIPOC (black, indigenous and person of colors) and\or (Queer, Trans, black, indigenous and person of colors)

  • Living in Tiotia:ké/Montreal


Expression is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage under the Community Cultural Action Fund.

This edition is in collaboration with Podcast LaConverse.

For more information about the program:

Alison Abrego
Programs and Mobilization Manager

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