Seven locals participated in the Girls’ Government program. The initiative is a partnership between Girls Inc. and MPP Steve Clark. Gabby Black, Chiara Bondi, Rylee Dennis, Isabella Rochon, Lauren Heuving, Kristina Brown and Delaney Ringer visited Queen’s Park on Monday.

The participants had one-on-one meetings with Premier Doug Ford and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Ted Arnott. They also had the opportunity to hear inspirational messages from female MPPs and cabinet ministers.

Clark says he’s a strong proponent of the program because it gives young women the chance to hear directly from female leaders, who make a real difference in the province.

The group chose education and gender equality to be the focus of their advocacy meetings with elected officials.