Girls+ Rock Ottawa is a volunteer-run community organization that provides music-based programming to foster empowerment, inclusivity and community to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk (GWFTNB2SGNC+) - all while having fun. Our flagship event is a three-day camp, during which participants learn an instrument, join a band, and showcase their achievements at a live performance.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa creates the conditions for a diverse and inclusive world where GWFTNB2SGNC+ are empowered, confident, and welcome in music environments. We dream of a music community and industry in which GWFTNB2SGNC+ are proportionately represented, compensated, and recognized for their contributions both on and off stage. We want to replace competition with collaboration and build a music community where everyone can feel safe and welcome.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa uses hands-on musical programming as a vehicle to foster a sense of empowerment in GWFTNB2SGNC+.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa believes that GWFTNB2SGNC+ from all ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds should enjoy the right to be and feel accepted in Girls+ Rock Ottawa programming and society at large.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa promotes the concepts of GWFTNB2SGNC+ working together, learning together, mentorship, role-modelling, skill-sharing, and friendship in order to create and sustain a support network and strong sense of community.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa is dedicated to providing an atmosphere in which participants feel safe to enjoy themselves, laugh, express themselves without judgment, share ideas, be silly, make new friends and, of course - rock!