Don't miss this game-changing opportunity!


november 19-21, 2018


We’re changing the game for girls.

Our ambiSHEous™ StartUp Self™ Sessions cover the real-life stuff girls won’t learn in school but need to know to reach their goals.

We show girls how to become whatever and whoever they want to be.

 From making and managing money to politics and social change - get the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to step forward, navigate and succeed. Learn first hand how to turn your ideas into action by collaborating to develop and pitch a small business or social venture.  By combining entrepreneurship training, civics, and leadership development ambiSHEous™ empowers your future in a seriously useful way. 

Ambition is welcome. No previous experience or special skills required.

selection process

This ambiSHEous™ session will take place steps away Parliament Hill and we've invited local community leaders and decision-makers to learn what the next generation of ambiSHEous™ girls can do!  

ambiSHEous™ proud to partner with Interac Corp to offer our StartUp Self Session FREE OF CHARGE to selected applicants November 19-21, 2018. 


Girls in grades 7-10 are encouraged to apply.  One application per person only.

 We want to help you share your ambitions with leaders and decision-makers.

Two applicants from each Ottawa and area electoral riding (where you will vote when you turn 18) will be randomly selected for this October cohort.  

Successful participants will be notified by email by October 24, 2019. All other applicants will be added to a waiting list.  

Each applicant is also asked to provide the name of a teacher or coach who has been a positive influence.  This person will act as a reference and be invited to join a special end of session Meet and Greet.

The language of instruction is English. Workshop materials will be translated into French. 

Contact us here if you have questions.


the details


35 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON   

Special thanks to Canada 2020 for sharing their great space!


Monday, November 19: 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Icebreaker Evening


Tuesday, November 20: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Fuel Your Future: Learn why money matters, how to make it work for you, and what it means to exchange value.

  • Building Blocks: Unpack business basics - spot profit - and learn how to build influence and shape positive change.

  • Brainstorm: Explore the difference between a bright idea and a good business opportunity.

Wednesday, November 21: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Study the Money: Discover the tools you need to develop, plan, and pitch your business or social venture.

  • Brand Building: Use creativity and marketing smarts to bring your new venture to life visually.

  • Launch & Grow: Learn why purpose matters as much as profit, and what it really takes grow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Meet & Greet with mentors, parents & special guests.

apply here by october 21

Please take a few minutes to fill our the following application form.  As the form cannot be saved, it is recommended applicants have their reference information and submission statement prepared in advance.

Parents are required to provide contact information and confirm the participant's availability for the workshop.

Applicant Name *
Applicant Name
Applicant Address *
Applicant Address
Current Grade *
Applicant's Date of Birth *
Applicant's Date of Birth
Please provide a date of birth for the participating girl.
Please list your hobbies, interests, and extracurricular activities.
Please share your personal goals and ambitions. Tell us what kind of future you dream about and why you would like to participate.
Please provide the name and email address of an adult other than your parents who will support your application. Consider asking a coach or teacher to act as your reference. This person will be invited to join the Wrap-Up Meet and Greet.
Federal Electoral Riding *
At this ambiSHEous™ session, we'll be so close to Parliament Hill it will be impossible not to talk politics. To get started, please identify the electoral riding where you live.
Parent/Guardian's Name *
Parent/Guardian's Name
Emergency Contact/Parent's Cell Phone # *
Emergency Contact/Parent's Cell Phone #
Confirmation of Availability *
To be completed by a parent or guardian.
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