This guide was created especially for one person - YOU– though many people were involved in the process.

Who Helped

We would like to thank all the girls who spoke to us over the years and helped us with the content of this book. We received input from communities all around Manitoba. Girls from Brandon, Gimli, Lac Brochet, Thompson, Flin Flon, The Pas and Winnipeg offered excellent suggestions for this guide. We also got great feedback from Manitoba teachers, parents and other adults.

Who Shared

Thanks to the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women for allowing us to share the layout and content from
their Guide for Girls!

Thanks to everyone who helped us out!

Follow your Dreams

We should all have something to look forward to (ex: a dream, a goal) no matter how young or old we are. We encourage you to use this guide to help you decide the kinds of goals you want to accomplish. Once you decide what you want, you can begin to take the next step toward making your dreams a reality.

Let’s Talk

This guide helped us start talking with girls in Manitoba. We hope you enjoy the guide and use it often. If you have ideas or opinions about it that you would like to share, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you.

A Note About Websites and Addresses

When we created this guide, we reviewed every website and checked the URLs. They were OK then, but may have changed by the time you read this. If you visit a site and it’s changed, especially if it’s been taken down or is no longer appropriate, let us know at the email address above. You can also visit our website at to find more links for girls.