GRCVI is a feminist non-profit society that provides self-identified girls and female youth the opportunity for self-expression and fosters confidence building through musical education and skill development.
GRCVI strives towards building a supportive community of self-identified girls and women by providing opportunities to learn, explore and empower themselves and each other through musical expression and education.
The purposes of the society are:
- To educate female youth by providing courses, seminars and workshops in music, song writing, performance, musicianship, instrument care and maintenance, and other related topics.
- To provide a musical education curriculum for female youth that incorporates positive relationship modeling and encourages development of communication skills and leadership skills.
- To use the aforementioned courses, seminars and workshops as a means of resolving specific problems faced by female youth, including lack of confidence, lack of positive role modelling, lack of positive outlets for self-expression, lack of exposure to peers from other economic and cultural backgrounds.
- To relieve poverty by providing scholarships and/or bursaries for the aforementioned courses, seminars and workshops to female youth from low income families.
As subsidiary to the above dominant purposes and as a means to carry out the said purposes:
- to procure suitable quarters for the purposes of the organization;
- to carry on such business and activities as are necessary to fulfill these charitable objects; and
- to raise funds by means of solicitation from governments, corporations, and individuals.
Gender Policy & Values
GRCVI values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behaviour or expression.
GRCVI strives to create an empowering atmosphere for self-identified girls and young women by challenging the stereotype that rock music is primarily played by men and for men. For this reason, it is important for our camp to create an environment where music is taught by women, for women, so that participants feel empowered to get involved in all aspects of music making. Our leadership positions are therefore open to individuals who identify as female, including trans women, in order to maintain this dynamic and to present positive female role models.
GRCVI welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects these allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women. Non-leadership roles are open to any individuals regardless of gender identity. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion and respect for all individuals throughout the camp.
We acknowledge that gender is an ongoing and important issue. GRCVI is always open to further discussion surrounding this topic. Feel free to contact us with your pro-active input.