The Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was opened in June 2014 by the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine. The Hon. Dr. Augustine saw a specific need in the community to create a space where girls and young women could thrive and be supported to reach their full potential.
Located in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada, we offer in-person and online programming to girls and young women both locally and across Canada.
Mission, Vision, and Values
The Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment is committed to building the self-esteem & self-worth of young women & girls by positively influencing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, & helping them to empower themselves.
To enrich the lives of girls ages 7 to 17 years old through mentorship, empowerment programs & civic engagement with opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development & experiential learning.
Empowerment is essential for young women and girls to develop the skills, acquire knowledge, information and the resources they need to achieve a high quality of life and optimum health and wellbeing.
Mentorship is long term, centered in community and built around relationships between positive adult role models and young women facing challenges in their social, and personal lives.
Embodying responsible Leadership with integrity, from a shared vision that inspires and motivates, and with the capacity to grow through change and deliver sustainable outcomes, perfects the ability to enable others to greatness.
Civic Engagement is working to make a difference in communities. It is essential as young women and girls become empowered that they learn the importance of giving back and helping to build thriving communities.
“This is a beautiful place to be. The atmosphere is warm and there’s so much to learn. I would readily recommend girls aged 7-17 to attend the programs organized here.”