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What is Girl Force?

We are a non-profit community that seeks to teach game development skills to girls and women in the Ottawa area. The bulk of the sessions come in classes provided in evenings. We will also offer learning tools and resources through our blog and website while our social channels act as a knowledge share network. Perfect for those who want to be a part of Girl Force but opt out of the formal classes.

Who is it for?

Girl Force is open to women, and non-binary folks who are motivated to learn something new in the field of video games or technology. No experience is required, but a desire to learn is a major asset. If you ever dreamed of making games for a living or as a hobby, this program is for you.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! This program aims to be free to all. Members require access to a laptop, but for those requiring assistance we try to provide hardware if necessary.

Amazing! How do I get more information?

Well, as luck may have it, we're gathering applications for the Fall 2016 semester! Sessions begin October 17th! Applications for Fall 2016 are LIVE!Apply to join up now!

Who we are

Tanya Woods

ESAC, director, outreach

Jillian Mood

Outreach, co-ordinator

Lindsay Blenkhorn

Producer, programmer, mentor

Tara Phillips

Designer, mentor

Jason Nuyens


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Second Season incoming!

Our second season of class starts October 17th, 2016. You can apply right now! Also, sign up for our emails at the top of this page to be first to know more about Girl Force!


Check this page for frequently asked questions.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us using the contact form if you have any questions. We'll be happy to answer!