May 24, 2019

Girls Inc. receives $125,000 in partnership with Bouchier Group

By on February 20, 2019 0 190 Views

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta received a $125,000 funding commitment from Bouchier Group to help with its annual Women of Inspiration (WIM) community program.

“We are thrilled about our partnership,” stated Nanase Tonda, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta, in a news release. “Bouchier’s community investment strategic priority around women’s/girls’ empowerment aligns beautifully with the philosophy of Girls Inc. and their commitment with this program specifically will allow us to continue to recognize the women in our region making a difference.”

The Bouchier Group is one of the largest Aboriginal-owned and operated companies in the Athabasca Oil Sands region and has maintained a close-working partnership with Girls Inc. for the past decade.

“We are so excited to partner with Girls Inc. on this fantastic, long-standing and successful community program,” stated Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, co-owner of Bouchier Group. “As a business owner, and at a personal level, I am committed to inspiring and supporting our culture and communities, and that includes all the women of Northern Alberta.”

The new partnership will provide funding over five years to continue the WOI program. This program has been promoting women in leadership roles who embody Girls Inc.’s mission to “inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold,” since 2012. It also aims to show local girls positive role models living in the community.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is currently accepting their first round of Women of Inspiration nominations for the 2019-2020 series from now until February 28, 2019. To learn more about the Women of Inspiration series, visit Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta online and click here to nominate.

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Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine. As a local freelance journalist and owner of the communication service, Media Booth. She has lived in Fort McMurray since 2007 and has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry as a newspaper editor for over a decade.

Her passion is writing poetry and volunteering in the community. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first; which includes her husband Ryan, two sons Landon, 8, Dawson, 6, and daughter Tess, 4.