Indigo Girls Toronto is a branch of Indigo Girls that opened in 2017.
We offer free girls club programs and workshops for girls across Toronto at community organizations and schools. Our programs are all dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive place for girls to learn and empower themselves.
Contact us to become a volunteer, book a program, or donate!
Colette van Woerkens
Toronto Branch Leader
Community Outreach Leader
Hey, I'm Devon. I live in Toronto and am currently working and going to school, both full-time. When I'm not working on assignments or on shift, I'm writing, baking, or cuddling with my three rescue animals! I am passionate about social development and how it intersects and influences every aspect of our lives. When we join forces as a community to uplift one another, we can move mountains. The only way to learn, grow, and experience new things is through understanding and accepting one another. Indigo Girls helps foster this sense of community in so many young women, which is why I am so honoured to be a part of the team!
Community Outreach Leader
and EDI Team Member
Hi, I’m Kendra. I am a recent Master’s graduate in Children, Youth, and International Development who is passionate about social justice and sustainable development. My main interests are the inclusion of people with disabilities, gender equality, and youth empowerment. I have been fortunate to have had opportunities to work on projects related to inclusion and equity across Canada, the United Kingdom, Uganda, and Rwanda. I am excited to join the Indigo Girls’ network in order to inspire and motivate girls to make a positive impact on the world, both locally and globally.
"Who runs the world? GIRLS!"
– Beyonce Knowles
EDI Team Member
Hey, I’m Carly! I’m originally from Winnipeg, and moved to Toronto for grad school. I’m a recent graduate from York University, with a master’s degree in sociology. When I’m not volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my dog and binging Netflix in lockdown. I’m really passionate about issues of privilege and marginalization, and I can’t wait to start working with this amazing team to make sure everything we do is inclusive for all.
EDI Team Member
Hi, I’m Riley, I’m 23, queer and my pronouns are she/they! I’m a psychology major at the University of Guelph-Humber; I’m also pursuing a cultural relations certificate with my degree. I have a passion for LGBTQIA+ mental health care and awareness, and a desire to use my credentials to make a difference and promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the mental health field. I am honoured to begin on this path with Indigo Girls and be given the opportunity to be part of such an influential, positive organization helping the healthy mental and physical development of young wxmen and girls.
Hi, I’m Montana! I completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University, where I majored in Sociology and also took an interest in Women’s Studies. Recently, I completed the Fundraising Management Post-Graduate Program at Humber College. I am now working in the non-profit sector as the Community Fundraising Coordinator for Good Shepherd Hamilton. In my spare time I like to read, thrift shop, and check out Pinterest for new DIY projects. I am grateful to be a part of Indigo Girls and work with amazing women who seek to empower the next generation of women!
"Empowered women empower women."
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a Masters Student at the University of Toronto specializing in the Mental Health and Health stream of Social Work. My previous education is in the field of psychology and neuropsychology, and I truly believe our mental health is integral part of who we are as individuals and is especially important in terms of our overall health and wellbeing. Aside from advocating daily for our fundamental human rights, I enjoy camping, travelling, and playing sports. Inclusivity is my number one priority in life, and I aim to make every young woman feel accepted, loved, and more importantly comfortable in their own skin.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”.
– Michelle Obama
Social Media Leader
I graduated from the University of Guelph and have been living downtown Toronto for the past year! I am passionate about mental health and improving quality of life. I am grateful for all the wonderful women and men in my life who have taught me about strength and courage. My friends and family are my support system who continue to inspire me to grow. I am excited to join the Indigo Girls team to have a positive influence and empower young girls.
Girls' Club Leader
Hi I’m Emily! I am currently studying Kinesiology and Health Science with a minor in Psychology at York University. When I’m not studying I love listening to music, painting, working out, and enjoying good food. So many amazing people in my life have inspired me to want to change the world, and that’s why I’m so excited to be working with Indigo Girls. I want to inspire the next generation of young women, so they always know that they are strong, beautiful and can do anything they put their minds to! #girlssupportgirls
Girls' Club Leader
Hi, I'm Alysha and I'm a fourth year english-history student at Ryerson University. I have hopes of becoming a teacher one day which will help me towards my goal of opening a school for girls in developing countries. I have always been a self identified girls' girl and strive to empower other young women whenever possible. Besides my passion for social justice some my hobbies include painting, writing, baking, and hiking. I'm grateful to have been given a platform where I can foster a safe, loving and empowering environment for girls!
Hi, my name is Victoria! I graduated with my bachelor’s at the University of Ottawa in Conflict Studies and Human Rights with a minor in Women Studies. I am currently enrolled at George Brown College for Computer Programming and Data Analysis. I am passionate about social science/humanities and tech/data because I believe it is important to bridge multiple fields of study to understand how society functions and is built. In saying this, I am a strong advocate for anti-racism, feminism, Indigenous-rights, and LGBTQIA+ rights; therefore, my main goal in life is to work collaboratively with others as an ally and to celebrate our differences. Some of my favourite things to do are trying new food (I am a huge foodie), biking, reading, and travelling.