International Day of the Girl

Every year, Skills Ontario offers a series of free online events to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Check out what we did in 2021 below! 

 
Part 1 of the Series - International Day of the Girl Challenges 

Skills Ontario challenged youth to try out activities relating to the five skilled trade and technology sectors, and awarded prizes to the following winners: 

 

Motive Power: Sail Cars Challenge 
First place: Mariam, S. Toronto District School Board 
Second place: Team of 2, Waterloo Catholic District School Board 
 

Industrial: Popsicle Stick Playground Challenge 
First place: Annie Feng, York District School Board 
Second place: C.K., York District School Board 
Third place: Allen, Waterloo Catholic District School Board 
 

Service: Fashion Design Challenge 
First place: Mariam S., Toronto District School Board 
Second place: Aleena S., Toronto District School Board 
Third place: Tinosa, Louisse, & Joni. Esguerra Sudbury Catholic District School Board 
 

Construction: Marshmallow Towers Challenge 
First place: Annie Feng, York District School Board 
Second place: Amalia, S.F. Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence 
Third place: Fae F., Sudbury Catholic District School Board 

 
Technology: Coding Challenge 
First place: Ayra A., York District School Board 
Second place: Mariam S., Toronto District School Board 
Third place: Maggie P., Sudbury Catholic District School Board 

 

Part 2 of the Series - International Day of the Girl Workshop 

Skills Ontario offered an Animation Workshop for the family! Participants had the opportunity to learn and work through foundational skills using Google Slides (or PowerPoint) to create a short video.  

Target Audience: Grades 6 -8. 

 

Part 3 of the Series - International Day of the Girl Celebration Event: For Girls, By Girls 

Skills Ontario hosted the For Girls, By Girls! virtual conference to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. This event provided viewers with the opportunity to hear from girls in elementary and senior elementary to discuss their perspectives of how they perceive the skilled trades and technologies, what they want to be when they grow up and why, what their favourite tool is, what they think certain trades actually do, and what interests them! We also hosted skilled tradeswomen to tell their stories and lead the conversation. 

If you have any questions, please contact lchester@skillsontario.com.