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Applications are open! Join our mentorship program and learn how to achieve your grown up aspirations

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Mentor a GEMgirl

Mentor applications are open! Support the growth of future female leaders and help girls succeed by joining our community of mentors

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Become a Mentee

Experience the power of mentorship, make new friends and gain access to exclusive scholarships and internships

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Realize Your Potential

Develop skills for your future, engage
in influential relationships, and become
a problem-solver of your community

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Who We Are

Girls E-Mentorship Innovation (GEM) is a charitable organization that offers an innovative mentorship program for female youth facing multiple barriers. Each year, we match a select group of high-achieving diverse young women with successful professional women. Through one-on-one mentorship, seminars, scholarships, internships, and a summit, we help young women to reach their full potential, develop skills for their future and engage in influential relationships.

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Mentorship

Mentorship is an innovative and effective way to help female youth realize their full their potential and emerge as empowered young women, future female leaders, and problem-solvers of their communities.
Our mentors are carefully chosen for their professional success, their ability to connect and their commitment to improving the lives of our GEMgirls. Mentors share their knowledge and experience to support GEMgirls as they navigate key issues in their lives.

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Sponsorship

Working together makes us stronger. This is why we build partnerships with other like-minded organizations. We also strive to work with institutions and businesses that want to build a better Toronto. Currently, we are working with MaRS, PwC, Burgundy Asset Management, Royal Bank of Canada, Thornecliffe Neighbourhood Office, and Culture Link. We also continue to collaborate with the University of Toronto to measure the social impact of our work.

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We’re hiring: Fundraiser (part-time)

Role: Fundraiser (Part-time, contract, option to extend) Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) is a charitable organization founded in 2012 that offers an innovative mentorship program for motivated high school girls in Toronto, facing socio-economic barriers. GEM’s mission is to equip girls with the
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Ameera Seiyad: Why become a GEMgirl?

Ameera Seiyad was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2014-15. Her mentor was Leslie Fullerton. We interview her about her experience in The GEM Program. -What did you love about the GEM program? -GEM allowed me to have my own ideas. I
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Help GEMgirls blossom

Happy International Women's Day to all the AMAZING girls and women out there! We love you, we believe in you, and we encourage you to #BeBoldForChange today and every day. Here at GEM, we work boldly to change and improve the lives of high
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Equality Matters

This year, Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day is Equality Matters and we would like to share with you all some interesting facts. #EqualityMatters because it is good for the economy, for the children, for the democracy, for EVERYBODY! Did you know that... -According to
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Nabela Alam: Why become a GEMgirl?

Nabela Alam was one of our amazing GEMgirls in 2014-15. Her mentor was Verity Sylvester. We interview her about her experience in The GEM Program. -What did you love about the GEM program? -My favourite part of The GEM Program was being
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How to Give and Receive Feedback

Feedback is necessary to grow, improve and reach your potential. Whether it be a second opinion on your English essay or a perspective on your company’s outreach event, being open to receiving feedback, listening to perspectives, building self-awareness and acting
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