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Why International Day of the Girl?

Since 2012, 11 October has been proclaimed International Day of the Girl by the United Nations. But why should we take the time to recognize young women around the world? The reason is simple. Because still in 2019, young women are still marginalized in societies around the world. The day aims to highlight and focus on the challenges girls face and promote empowerment initiatives across the world.

Last year, Build a Dream decided it was time to play a larger role in the conversation. And the first-ever “Dreamer Day” was proclaimed. We had a fantastic time at our event with a great breakfast from The City Grill, inspiring speakers and beautiful door prizes! Lastly, congratulations to all our winners of awards last year! We were so fortunate in keeping in touch of all the amazing work you have been doing!

Check out some of the highlights below:



Willow Andry, Erica Rossi

Dream Makers:

Female Role Models

Sheri-Lynn Koscielski, Lenore Simpson, Kelly Herbert, Jackie Dent, Blandine Lesage

Male Champions:

Darryl Danelon, Rick Thurston, Brian Bendig, Sean Collier, Joey Wright

Build a Dream is so excited to hold “Dreamer Day” annually! Recognizing the importance of choice, we want all young women to have the opportunity to choose their career without barriers. Using a platform like International Day of the Girl is imperitative to making social change across Canada.

This year’s “Dreamer Day” Breakfast is on October 11that St. Clair Centre for the Arts (201 Riverside Dr W) from 8:00am to 10:00am. Tickets are available via Eventbrite (https://dreamerday2019.eventbrite.ca).

Not only will it be a morning with a good breakfast, but you will hear from an amazing panel of women in many industries, such as: Helga Riedel (Enwin), Radha Patel (University of Windsor), Jenna Wood (Aecon), and Alyssa Space (Her Cosmetics)! Their story is worth being heard. And we are here to share it.

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