Who we've worked with

Organizations Rising Strong worked with in 2019:

  • Beyond Boundaries Academy
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • BRVA U12 Blaze Ringette
  • Elite Ringette Training 
  • Elmwood High School
  • Girl Guides
  • Government of Manitoba
  • Keira’s Winter Klassic
  • Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
  • Mind and Body by Mad Back - Pinawa 
  • My Quaint Traditions
  • Norwest Youth Hub 
  • Oakbank Elementary 
  • Red River College
    • Notre Dame Campus
    • Princess Campus
    • Selkirk Campus 
    • Winkler Campus
  • Spence Neighbourhood Network
  • Springfield Collegiate
  • St. Emile School
  • The Refuge 
  • Victor Mager School 
  • Viva Lemons - Souris 
  • Walter Whyte School - Grand Marais 
  • West St. Paul School 
  • Wildwood Park Community Centre
  • Winnipeg 1 School Division
  • Wild Ringette Association
  • Winnipeg Adult Education
  • Youth Agencies Alliance     

Organizations Rising Strong worked with in 2018:

  • Boys and Girls Club - Victor Mager
  • Eastman Ringette Association   
  • Elite Ringette Training 
  • Keira’s Winter Klassic 
  • Magic Ringette Association
  • Manitoba Games - Team East Ringette  
  • Minnetonka School    
  • Oakbank Elementary    
  • St. Amant Centre    
  • The SPACE Performing Arts    
  • Wild Ringette Association     

Speaking Engagements 2018 - 2019

  • Senator Marilou McPhedran - Femtorship 2018 - Master of Ceremonies
  • International Day of the Girl 2018 - Fundraising event put on by Rising Strong in support of Plan International Canada
  • International Women's Day 2018 - Fundraising event put on by Rising Strong in support of West Central Women's Resource Centre
  • International Women's Day 2019 - Fundraising event put on by Rising Strong in support of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Women Deliver Conference - Women Deliver Mobilization - Panelist
  • Recreation Connections Conference - Actively Engaging Women and Girls in Recreation, Physical Activity and Sport - Champion Panelist

Past Workshops 2018

Oakbank Elementary


Students grades 4 & 5 participated in a combination of the 'Love Your Selfie' & 'InspiHER' workshops over 3 after school sessions.

ERT Summer Camp


Girls ages 8 - 16 participated in a 'Love Your Selfie' workshop.

SNA Girl's Club


Girls ages 15 - 21 participated in the InspiHER workshop.

St. Amant Centre


Staff from St. Amant Centre held a lunch & learn with Rising Strong discussing body image & self esteem.

Eastman Ringette Association


Eastman ringette players ages 10 - 14 participated in the 'InspiHER' workshop & purchased a shirt for International Day of the Girl - with proceeds supporting Plan Canada.

Magic U14 Ringette


Athletes 12 & 13 participated in the 'InspiHER' workshop.  

Fundraising Events

International Day of the Girl 2017


In honour of International Day of the Girl, t-shirts were sold reading 'The Future is Female', with proceeds given to Plan Canada. Enough funds were raised to sponsor two girls for an entire year. Rising Strong has committed to sponsoring these two girls until they are 18 - with International Day of the Girl events in the future. 

International Women's Day 2018


An event in honour of the West Central Women's Resource Centre in Winnipeg was held on International Women's Day titled 'The Future is Female'. The event included silent auction prizes donated by female entrepreneurs, guest speakers and empowering activities highlighting women and girls who paved the way and women in our community of Winnipeg. Rising Strong plans to  continue to host International Women's Day events yearly. 

International Day of the Girl 2018


Celebrate the POWER of GIRLS!

Take in empowering performances and art by local Winnipeg artists and performers of ALL ages during this fundraising event, and if interested, participate in a mini workshop diving into how to come together to be more supportive of each other, break down gender stereotypes and change perceptions about what is possible for girls.

Join Rising Strong for a fundraising evening of celebrating the Power of Girls! All proceeds donated to Plan Canada in support of Liliana & Wara.
This evening is for all ages - kid friendly, with activities for everyone!

Thursday, October 11
The Warehouse - 270 Gordon Avenue

**Proceeds from the event will be donated to Plan Canada**

Admission $20.00
Children 9 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

About International Day of the Girl & Plan Canada

International Day of the Girl is globally celebrated on October 11th. In 2012, Plan International Canada led the global movement with the support of the Canadian Parliament and the United Nations to officially declare October 11 as International Day of the Girl.

The movement supports opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, child marriage, and violence against women and girls.

The celebration of the day also reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct group in development policy, programming, campaigning and research. It is a key moment every year to shine a light on the many issues that affect girls around the world.

Every girl has a dream of some kind – one that’s personal and meaningful to how she wants to live her life. Together, we can play a part in supporting girls to help make their aspirations a reality. We need to come together to support girls’ rights, break down gender stereotypes, and change perceptions about what’s possible for girls.

Together, we are all Rising Strong!

Past Public Workshops

Vision Board Workshop - January 7


On January 7th - Participants attended our FIRST public workshop! Participants from youth to adult set goals, made plans to achieve them, and created the most inspiring vision boards!

Keira's Winter Klassic


Participants and siblings of Keira's Winter Klassic had a chance to take part in a mini workshop including vision boards and a Krusader activity, at the Cancer Care fundraising tournament on February 3rd., in support of Keira's Krusade.  

Vision Board Workshop - February 2


On February 2nd - Participants attended our second public workshop. More beautiful and motivating vision boards were created!

Love Your Selfie - Summer Edition


Our first public 'Love Your Selfie' workshop was held in Winnipeg. Participants ages 11 - 20 attended. 

Past Workshops 2017

Elite Ringette Training


Girls ages 7 - 16 attending the Elite Ringette Training camp participated in the InspiHER workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Manitoba Winter Games - Team East Ringette


Girls ages 11-13 are participating in the InspiHER workshop, meeting once a month until their competition in Thompson at the Manitoba Winter Games. 

Spence Street Neighbourhood Association

SNA's Girls Club hosted a Vision Board Workshop at the University of Winnipeg..

Spence Street Neighbourhood Association's Girls Club hosted a Vision Board Workshop at the University of Winnipeg.

Boys and Girls Club


Youth ages 14 - 18 of the Boys and Girls Club from Dakota Collegiate and Victor Mager School hosted a Vision Board Workshop. 

Minnetonka School


Girls in grade 7 and 8 from Minnetonka School kicked off their Empowerment Series with a mix of the Love Your Selfie workshop and the InspiHER workshop. A special guest speaker, Honorable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Status of Women, also came to speak to the girls. 

The SPACE - Performing Arts


Girls ages 10 - 15 attending The SPACE Dance Intensive Week participated in the Love Your Selfie workshop in Oakbank, Manitoba.