This program is in partnership with the Stardale Women’s Group Inc. Foundation (Stardale). This monthly program for Indigenous girls includes a mentorship component between designated JLC members and Star Club participants. Star Club features fun, engaging and educational activities to promote wellness and life skills. The program seeks to help build confidence and resiliency in its participants. The JLC look forwards to helping Stardale achieve its mission: to provide life skills, literacy and advocacy to Indigenous girls living in poverty, and other challenging circumstances, with a view to empowering their lives, and thereby their families and communities, with the aim of helping them to overcome systemic barriers.
In 2019, the Moms U Matter (MUM) program was rebranded as NOURISH to better reflect the goal of the program. In support of our community impact mission to provide at-risk youth with opportunities to acquire effective parenting skills, life skills, and nutritional health and wellness skills, the Junior League of Calgary partners with Highbanks Society and Elizabeth House to present the NOURISH program. This program helps young mothers learn about nutrition, meal planning and budgeting and learn cooking skills to support a healthy family.
Each League year, Junior League of Calgary members participate in a number of Impact Events in our community. These events are typically a one-time event of limited duration designed to provide immediate impact to meeting a need in our community. Impact Events often are held in support of programs with community partners with whom the Junior League of Calgary has established relationships through previous programming. However, Impact Events are also planned to promote development of relationships with new community partners.
Beginning in 2016, the JLC transitioned Kids in the Kitchen to Youth in the Kitchen. The Kids in the Kitchen program was an AJLI program based on the JLC Junior Chefs program. The Youth in the Kitchen program permits us to further collaborate with our community partners. JLC members and youth from partner agencies prepare meals to be distributed to at-risk youth served by various Calgary agencies. The Youth in the Kitchen program permits JLC members and youth to engage in conversations about nutrition and healthy lifestyles while preparing the meals.
The iconic Little Black Dress (LBD) is usually thought of as just a fashionable wardrobe staple – great for business or a fun night out. Founded in 2014 by the Junior League of London, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign that harnesses the power of social media to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources.
Each year the Junior League of Calgary strives to provide our partners and various Calgary non profits with the items that are needed to help achieve their mission. From diapers, hygiene items and books we are happy to assist these amazing organizations.