• YWCA Indigenous Mentorship program

Are you a self-identified Indigenous teen *girl?
Our FREE afternoon talking circle and hang out is for you!

Together with other self-identified Indigenous *girls and mentors you will be able to: 

  • Make new friends and join a welcoming community, where you can chat about anything from movies, to music, to personal and life experiences and issues 
  • Connect, and gain support and advice from other self-identified Indigenous *girls (mentees) and *women role models (mentors)
  • Celebrate our Indigenous cultures and explore social and gender issues together 
  • Take part in a variety of fun cultural activities, games, talking circles, and discussions, and explore Indigenous media, current events, music, and art 
  • Gain leadership skills, self-esteem, and opportunities to reflect on your life goals and personal experiences

>> Register Now


  • Tuesdays, weekly
  • 3:30 - 5:30pm 
  • Beginning Dec 1, 2020


  • On Zoom. Link will be provided after registration 

For more information, contact Program Supervisor Dvorah Silverman at dsilverman@ywcavan.org or phone 604 209 6355.

*The program welcomes members of the Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, Trans, Queer and Disabled Communities.

“This is an absolutely necessary program to build confidence, leadership and life skills in Indigenous girls.”

“I can’t fully express how important this program is to me. It has changed my life in so many positive ways. I have become a stronger, more confident, more articulate and well-rounded person. The relationships I have formed with the sisters are lifelong, and the cultural enrichment I have gained cannot be replicated in any other space.”​

“The sharing of stories, strengths helped me to feel closer to people.” — Mentee


Indigenous Mentorship Facilitator, Anna Soole, is Red River Métis currently located on unceded Coast Salish homelands. For the past two decades, Anna has worked locally and internationally as an educator, consultant, coach, artist, and healer with experience facilitating fun, interactive, arts-based programs for Indigenous women and girls.


Are you a self-identified young Indigenous woman who is interested in helping create a supportive community for other Indigenous women and girls? Do you have a few hours a month to share with mentees and other mentors? Share your knowledge and passion to celebrate Indigenous community and tradition.

Our 2020 volunteer registration is now closed. If you are interested in our 2021 mentor registration, please send us your contact information by email at mentorship@ywcavan.org