INDIGO GIRLS

OTTAWA

Based in our country’s capital, Indigo Girls Ottawa is our 4th branch. We strive to teach girls what it means to be an empowered young woman both locally and globally. Through our two weekly girl’s clubs, we promote inclusiveness and positivity, while providing girls with the tools they need to realize their achievement!

 

Throughout the year, we also fundraise and host events in Ottawa and the surrounding area in order to support our programming.

 

Contact us to join, volunteer, book a program or donate!
Our Ottawa Branch is currently HIRING volunteers! We are looking for general members, executive members, and girls clubs leaders. 
Executive Members: These members will have responsibility for a specific operational aspect of IGG. For example, those interested in the fundraising and finance position will hold responsibility in maintaining, facilitating and organizing the fundraising and finance operations of IGG Ottawa. 
General Members: These members will play an integral role in our team, and will volunteer with projects and tasks wherever necessary. Whether that's attending events, or providing support to team members, these members will attend IGG meetings and work in lots of different departments. 
Girls Clubs Leaders: Main responsibility of facilitating Girls Club workshops in the Ottawa community for self-identifying young girls. Girls clubs are once a week and generally one and a half hours long, run as an after-school program (i.e 3:30-5). Girls Club Leaders will also be responsible for attending IGG meetings. 
To apply, please send ottawa@indigogirlsgroup.com an email with your resume, the pre-interview questions (available on our Facebook and Instagram) and the contact info for two references (one personal and one professional). Applications close November 24th, at 11:59 PM. 
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2018/2019 GIRL'S CLUBS

Boys and Girls Club - Don McGahan Clubhouse

This club is located at the Don McGahan Clubhouse in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

 

 

It will be running for the months of January - April on Thursdays from 5:00- 6:30 pm.

 

 

This club is aimed at girls ages 6-12 and will be covering topics such as role models and positive influences, representation of women in the media, girls in sports and STEM and much more.

 

 

For registration, please see the Boys and Girls Club programming.

Boys and Girls Club - Heatherington

This club is located at the Heatherington Clubhouse in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Dates and times to come.

This club is aimed at girls ages 6-12 and will be covering topics such as role models and positive influences, representation of women in the media, girls in sports and STEM and much more.

 

For registration, please see the Boys and Girls Club programming.

The Door Youth Center

This club is located in Downtown Ottawa at The Door Youth Center.

 

It will be running for the months of January - April, times and dates will vary.

 

This club is aimed at girls ages 12-18 and will be covering topics such as safety in social media, healthy eating, and self-care, girls in sports and STEM and much more.

 

For registration, please see The Door programming.

MEMBERS

Tishani Thiviyakumar

Branch Leader

My name is Tishani and I am a second-year biology student at the University of Ottawa. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by many inspiring and uplifting women who have taught me the values of being my best self and putting my best effort into everything I decide to do. My goal in life is to have a positive influence on the lives of those around me and help create an environment where everyone feels safe to be themselves. There are many issues in society that young women should have the chance to be educated on and I hope to help create opportunities where these young women are inspired and empowered. I am excited to create new memories and hope to personify what the Indigo Girls Group stands for as a club. Growing and being a part of this club will be an amazing adventure!

Nina Hadzimustafic

Finance and Fundraising Leader

My name is Nina, and I am currently in my Master of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa! When I’m not studying, my time is devoted to composing music, all-things-mitochondria, planning events for Science, and promoting gender equality. For me, Indigo Girls is a way to give back to the community for all of the women in my life that inspired me to strive for my goals. I hope to be able to empower young girls to have the confidence they need to face their challenges with a positive mindset!

Soumaya Marhnouj

Graphic Designer

Hey everyone! My name is Soumaya and I am taking Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa. In my free time I am an avid volunteer and I am constantly finding new opportunities to help out and learn new things! I love reading, photography and spending time with family and friends.

From a young age, I was taught the importance of being involved and I grew up surrounded by strong female role models. I hope to inspire and find inspiration within the Indigo Girls Group and I am thankful to work with a group of motivated and empowering young women. I am excited to finally address real issues that young girls face including mental illness, body positivity and confidence and female empowerment. I cannot wait to start our programs and see what we will achieve in Ottawa!

Natalie Rowland

Social Media Leader

Hey! My name is Natalie Rowland and I am in my second year in the international development and globalization program at uOttawa. I am passionate about women’s rights, indigenous rights and intersectionality, as I still see many gaps in our thinking and in our policies. I’m hoping to help foster an empowering and positive environment in our community where young girls can learn valuable life skills and can gain confidence. In my free time I enjoy staying active, reading, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I’m super excited to be a part of Indigo Girls and am looking forward to working with this amazing team of strong women!

Hannah Thomsen

Girl's Club Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah, and I am in my third year of International Development and Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa. I have always had a passion for women’s issues and one day hope to work with women and girls in developing countries. I am a strong believer in the importance of intersectionality and giving everyone a voice. In my free time, I love watching documentaries, staying active, spending time with friends and family, travelling, and petting my cat. It has always been a goal of mine to empower the people around me the same way I have been empowered by the strong women in my life. Being part of Indigo Girls Group is such a privilege, and I am always so excited by the new things I get to learn and experience.

Tara Sabloff

Girl's Club Leader

Hi! My name is Tara and I am a third-year student studying biopharmaceutical science at the University of Ottawa. Running clubs with Indigo Girls Group has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve done. Female empowerment has always been an important part of my life. From taking women studies classes to watching educational videos I am more motivated to make change every day. I am happy to have a place where I can help young girls thrive and achieve their goals.

Isi Imafidon

Girls Club Leader

Hey everyone! I am currently in my second year at the University of Ottawa studying International Development and Globalization. I have always had a passion for women’s rights, and my goal in the future is to work with women in my community and globally. I believe that the impact you make in a small community will have a rippling effect in the future. I am so excited to be a member of the Indigo Girls Group! I can’t wait to empower, educate and make connections with the young girls I meet through this awesome organization.

Brooklyn Walker

Girls Club Leader

Hi! My name is Brooklyn Walker, I’m a first year nursing student at the University of Ottawa. I enjoy school, meeting new people, reading and staying physically active! I have always been passionate about creating change and positive growth within many aspects of my life and am overjoyed to have been given this opportunity with the Indigo Girls Group! I can’t wait to see what this organization will accomplish.

Eniola Suleman

General Member

Hi, my name is Eniola Suleman, I’m a fourth year student at the University of Ottawa taking Social sciences with a minor in social sciences of Health. In my free time I enjoy watching shows on Netflix and vlogs on YouTube.

I have always been interested in the field of health that ensures that everyone has the right resources to ensure that they are living in optimal health.

I think it’s important that young girls are given the opportunities to be able to grow into their best self. This could be access to education, access to the right social support encouraging and empowering them. Which is why I am so proud to be a member of such a wonderful club with such inspiring women who believe the same. I know this club is going to make positive influences on younger girls and I am so excited for the future of Indigo Girls group.

Alexandréa Nadeau

General Member

Hi! My name is Alexandréa and I am a second year Biology student at the University of Ottawa. I am very passionate about women’s rights and making a difference for girls and women in this world. Being a science student, I am especially passionate about getting more girls and women interested in STEM and getting them the same opportunities as others in the field. I am so excited and grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of women in Indigo Girls.This group gives me a platform to lead positive change as well as give back to the community and, hopefully, inspire the girls we are working with to want to do the same.  “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” - Michelle Obama

Robin Feeny

General Member

Hi! My name is Robin and I’m in my second year studying Experimental Physics at Carleton University. I have always been passionate about women empowerment, especially in the aspect of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), because girls can do science too! In my spare time I help highschool students build robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition and spend time with friends. After graduation I’m hoping to work with the Canadian Space Agency helping grow Canada’s contribution to space. Working with Indigo Girls has been such an incredibly rewarding experience and I’m so excited to continue to see where this organization goes!

Victoria Miron

General Member

Hey, my name is Victoria, I am in my second year of Joint Honours Criminology and Women studies. In my spare time I love reading, cosmetics and singing. Women empowerment has been a part of my everyday lifestyle for as long as I can remember! My career goal include creating a more just and fair criminal justice system for all those in need of such. Indigo girls group gives me the opportunity and platform to connect with many incredible women and help effect change on young girls in need of inspiration. I cannot wait to see all the good these incredible women and Indigo Girls Group can accomplish!

Nova Bozinoski

Girl's Club Leader

I am currently in my last year of my undergrad in the Arts and Science program at the University of Guelph, specializing in Neuroscience and International Development. In the next year or so, I plan on beginning a double masters in Social Work & Public Health.

I hope to one day pursue a career in the community health sector, focusing on health equity, education and access to health care!

 

When it comes to passions, I am a huge music and film fanatic! I love sports and anything outdoors. From a more socially active standpoint, my passions surround mental health, health equity and community development. I am also extremely interested in world issues, and am sure to read my 4 different news sources daily.

 

Being an Indigo Girls leader has taught me multiple things regarding education and empowerment of young women. I think it’s incredibly important to create a safe space for young women and allow them to grow in terms of self-esteem, self-awareness and independence.

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