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 talented professional women. Through one-on-one mentorship, seminars, scholarships, and internships, 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, LinkedIn, 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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PARTNERS

Our partners make our work possible. Their generous contributions allow us to empower high school girls across Toronto.

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MENTEE STORY

“I have always been scared of uncertainty and feared rejection. GEM taught me that rejection is simply a redirection and that I will have no problems finding my own path. Having guidance from my mentor, I now have more confidence in my skills and abilities.Through GEM, I was provided guidance through my final year of high school and as I prepare to embark on the next chapter of my life.”

– Jennifer M; 2017-2018 cohort

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Weirfoulds LLP
In 1992, the Canadian government designated October as Canadian #womenshistorymonth. According to the Status of Women Canada, this year’s theme #MakeAnImpact is dedicated to celebrating women and girls who have made an impact in their fields "through their achievements and desire to make a difference." 💪


Today, we are celebrating WeirFoulds Women (WFW). 🎉


WFW is a group of strong women whose collective goal is to advance, empower and support other women and girls in their professional and personal lives. As part of its efforts to encourage female empowerment, both within and outside of the workplace, WFW sought out a way for women at the firm to give back to the community. 🤝


“WFW is thrilled to be partnering with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM). The GEM girls are ambitious and inspiring and have had an immensely positive impact on the women of WFW. As we celebrate Canadian Women’s History Month, WFW is excited to continue working with GEM to make history. As smart and talented women, together, we will #MakeAnImpact.” 🚺


#MentorshipMatters #SpeedMentoring #GirlsEMentorship #empowergirls

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