Smart Start Youth Employment Program
Smart Start is a life changing program that helps young women set and achieve education and employment goals and work towards financial self-sufficiency. Smart Start participants are paid a training allowance, earn wages, and receive dependent care, transportation and other supports to enable them to focus on their future.

If you are a young woman living in Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Hastings or Prince Edward County, are between 15 and 30, and are not currently working or in school, we encourage you to click here to complete the application form.

Employers interested in hosting a Girls Inc. participant in their workplace can find out more by contacting:

Charlotte Lees, Smart Start Coordinator
(343) 261-1194

Elaine Voigt, Smart Start Coordinator
(613) 929-4134

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Girls Inc. Limestone welcomes all girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth. This includes those who are exploring their gender identity or expression during their time at Girls Inc. For more information, please see our Human Resources Policy Statement and the Girls Inc. National Position Statement on Gender Identity.
Girls Ed Program
Girls Ed provides groups for school-aged girls, youth and families throughout Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Hastings, and Prince Edward Counties, in Ontario. Our programs are evidence-based and deliver experiences that help girls and young women navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Our programs are always free to ensure accessibility for all girls.

Groups for girls take place in a wide variety of formats including in school during class time, after school programs, lunch time programs, summer day camp, winter break and March break camps. We also provide individual and family support and an annual girl conference! You can learn more about our Girls Ed Program and the topics and support provided for community girls in our Agency Overview.

To find out how you can host a Girls Ed group at your school or for a group of girls, please contact:

Justine Marchand, Girls Ed Program Manager
(613) 561-4487