Now accepting applications for the Class of 2014-2015! GEM has seen a lot of changes since wrapping the pilot. We have expanded to include 30 girls from Flemingdon, Thorncliffe, and Regent Park! We have also extended our program from 3 months to 9 months, providing lots of time with your mentor. GEMgirls asked for more interaction and exposure to diverse careers – and we have delivered. Looking for more? Here are a few extra reasons to apply:

  1. Mentorship: Where else can you meet Toronto’s best and brightest women? Each GEMgirl is matched with an amazing female mentor for 9 months!
  2. Network: Join a community of ambitious, creative and interesting girls who will encourage and help you reach your full potential.
  3. Opportunity: GEM will help expand your horizons and inspire you through our engaging speaker series, coffee chats with professionals, and our brand new arts program.
  4. Perks: Each GEMgirl will receive a membership to The Aga Khan Museum, a Birkman assessment and personal analysis session (valued at $400), and yoga classes – for free! Plus tons of additional freebies throughout the year.
  5. Satisfaction: Do you want to feel ready for your future?

Last year, GEM alumni told us the program:

    • Helped them gain insight into careers that interested them
    • Exposed them to careers that they did not know of before
    • Allowed them to explore issues of self-esteem and confidence
    • Prepared them for the next chapter in their life
    • 100% of GEMgirls said they would recommend the program to their friends!

Applications are open now through September 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at