Comox Valley Girls Group Celebrates 25 Years

Girls Group is 25 years old this month! The first group started in 1999.

Wendy Morin stepping down after 25 years.

I have some exciting (and bittersweet) news to share! I am leaving my role as Girls Group Coordinator at the Comox Valley Transition Society, after 25 years!

Yes, you heard that correctly – Girls Group is 25 years old this month. My colleague Paula Purcell and I started the first group in 1999.

We are holding a hybrid celebratory event – both in person and via Zoom.

Comox Valley Girls Group was originally started in 1999. Over the years, the groups have evolved to include three different age groups and the development of a Peer Facilitation Training component. We run groups in the following ages:

10/11 – 12/13 – 14/16  

Media literacy and understanding feminism are focal points.  We do not have a set curriculum; the content evolves from what the participants want and need. 

Sessions will now be in person with Covid protocols. 

A group of talented individuals in the Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project put together this wonderful short film about Girls’ Group. Interviews with the program coordinator and participants provide a great overview of the value of this program. Check it out!

Girls Groups

We do a wide variety of activities:  everything from hula hooping to arts-based, yoga, social activism projects, photography, zine-making. Click here to see our group schedules and learn more!


Our girls’ and young women’s experience with our group is very important to us. Click here to read some invaluable testimonials we’ve received from group participants, parents of group members, and a professional clinical counsellor.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about Comox Valley Girls Group.