Girls LEAD campers going on a hike


Brescia University College’s Girls LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development) camp has become a choice program for parents and guardians seeking an empowering, inspirational and holistic experience for our campers.

Since its launch in 2008, the Girls LEAD camp has become an integral part of Brescia’s leadership initiatives. It provides outreach to our local community and fosters unique relationships with various valued partners. This camp program promotes and embodies Brescia’s mission to empower girls to choose to lead.

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Girls LEAD mirrors the mission of Brescia University College – to empower and embolden girls so their cultivated leadership capacity can contribute to a deep sense of self-worth and esteem, and contribute to creating positive change in the world.


Brescia University College is grateful to Canada Life for its tremendous support of our Girls LEAD program with the offering of Canada Life Girls LEAD Bursaries. These bursaries have transformed the lives of more than 50 young girls by providing an inspirational and inclusive learning experience where girls are empowered to “choose to lead.”

Thanks to Canada Life’s generous support, we are pleased to offer full bursaries to a number of eligible Girls LEAD campers. These bursaries provide girls with the opportunity to participate in an available two-week Girls LEAD camp session and if requested, will also provide the family with an extended care option. The bursary application process will open in late spring.

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Our daughter had a wonderful time. She learned so many great life skills that she is already starting to use. If not for the bursary program, my daughter would have missed out on this great opportunity. Thank you!
- Parent of Canada Life Girls LEAD Bursary Recipient