Introduction To Girl Conference


Girl Conference is violence against women conference specially designed to meet the needs of teenage girls between the ages of 15 to 19 years.  Girl Conference tours in communities throughout the nation. Our goal is to empower young women with the resources that will help  them avoid abuse and assault.  

Girl Conference features a mixed assortment of presentations from safety experts, frontline professionals like rape crisis workers and police officers, self-defense instructors, survivors of abusive relationships and sexual assault. 

Girl Conference features musical performances from female artists who have been touched by violence, which is reflected in their music 
event schedule

Girl Conference was originally created by Paul Henry and The White Tiger Group to commemorate December 6th. This date is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day coincides with the sad anniversary of the death of 14 women who were tragically killed on December 6, 1989 at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal. Beyond commemorating the loss of these fourteen young lives, this day represents a time to pause and reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. .It also provides us with an opportunity to proactively reach young girls with the knowledge that will help reduce their chances of being victimized, as well as make girls stronger. 

Girl Conference initially began at Hotel Ruby Foos in 2006. The conference first expended to Ottawa, Canada in 2007. In 2008 a seven city Canadian tour was planned which visited Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, St Catharines, Oshawa and Belleville 

Girl Conference first expanded in the United States in April 2009 Visiting Albany NY and Burlington VT followed by several more dates in Arizona 

Girl Conference now visits Six US States and four Canadian Provinces with 27 show dates planned the 2009 –2010 academic school year 

Schools and Teachers

Girl Conference is an educational fieldtrip just for Girls. Teachers, guidance counselors, youth workers, school social workers, school resource (police) officers, school nurses, school administrators or other professionals organize groups of teen girls to attend. Many receive partial or full funding from home and school committees, violence prevention grants, principals, school districts, community agencies or womens shelters 

Cost Details

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$19 per girl
(adults accompanying teen girls are free)
Not more than one adult admitted free per teen girl, additional adults pay student rate

$50 per person for adults not accompanied by teen girls 

Special Group Rates for all events:
Pay for 5 and bring 6 girls
Pay for 10 and bring 13 girls
Pay for 30 and bring 40 girls


$20 per girl
(adults accompanying teen girls are free)
Not more than one adult admitted free per teen girl, additional adults pay student rate

$50 per person for adults not accompanied by teen girls 

Special Group Rates for all events:
Pay for 5 and bring 6 girls
Pay for 10 and bring 13 girls
Pay for 30 and bring 40 girls