It is my honour and privilege to serve as the Junior League of Halifax President for 2018-2019.

For over 85 years, we have trained women leaders to create lasting community change. Our mission is to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve our community through trained volunteers. We have proven that a group of women can be a force for change. Our countless volunteer hours have led to many successful community-based programs that still exist today in the HRM community including Backpacks for Kids, Buckle up Baby, and The Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic.

We train our members to become effective volunteers within our community. We provide training in leadership and organizational development skills, community outreach, strategic planning, advocacy, and fund development. The JLH trains community leaders and, as a result of League service, members learn more about community issues, gain confidence and civic leadership experience, and share experiences with friends along the way.

The JLH efforts in the community currently focus on empowerment of girls and women. Our signature program Girls Link that was researched, created, and is coordinated and facilitated by JLH volunteers. Girls Link is a free workshop series that promotes self-esteem and empowerment and it will help girls to be confident, to be positive, to express themselves, and to meet other girls in their community through activities, crafts, and discussion in a fun, comfortable, and safe environment. Through our Done In A Day/Night projects we also broaden our community reach and impact.

We welcome all women who share our commitment to making our community a better place! To learn more about joining, contact us at: membership@juniorleagueofhalifax.org. Together we are unstoppable!

Kate Murphy
President 2018-2019
Junior League of Halifax