CGIT or Canadian Girls In Training is a non-denominational Christian organization for girls in grades 7-12.  This unique program was initially developed in 1915 and continues to provide girls today with a place to learn and share leadership skills, self care, social responsibility and caring for our world and humanity.

The CGIT Purpose:
As a Canadian Girl in Training,Under the leadership of Jesus
It is my Purpose to Cherish Health, Seek Truth, Know God and Serve Others
And thus with His help, become the girl God would have me be.


CGIT groups exist today in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  And the tens of thousands of alumnae of this program are spread throughout Canada and indeed throughout the world.

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  1. I am looking for any information on my Grandfather, dr. John A. Johnston from stayner, who i believe helped to iniate this program. He died in 1918.

    • Thanks for your inquiry Stephanie. I have done a little bit of digging here into the history information that I have. I have not found anything mentioning your Grandfather. Of course that is not to say he was not involved, but unfortunately I don’t have anything to help you in your “investigations”. Good luck and if you find any information that we could include in our archives please pass it along.
      If anyone else has information please share it here.

  2. Hi, I am a CGIT graduate many years ago. How can I find a CGIT group who need a leader? I am looking for a position in Edmonton, Alberta.

    Thank you,
    Sandi Illsley

  3. Wondering if there are an remembrances of the CGIT group that met in Macdonald’s Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta led by Alice Potts. My mother was a member and I am guessing that was sometime between 1935-1945.

    • Not sure just what you are looking for, but there are many photos and other bits of Alberta CGIT memorabilia at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary.

  4. H ..i I was in the CGIT back in 1950’s and lived in Cayuga Ontario ..we had a picture taken of all our group representing ????of years …we wore all the different outfits that was worn over the years..i misplaced that picture somehow many years ago.. would you be able to find it anywhere ..would appreciate your time ..and will pay for mailing…thank you so very much… have an awesome day..Jacqueline

    • Hi Jacqueline, I have passed your request on to the Ontario CGIT board along with your email address. Feel free to follow up with them, their contact information is listed on the Regions page of the website. Good luck, I hope they are able to locate a copy for you.

    • Hello Lynn, You don’t mention where you are. If you check out the “Regions” page you will find contact information for the regions that still have active CGIT. I am in Alberta, and for sure you are welcome to send them to us, but I imagine any of the regions would be happy to take them.


  5. I was involved in the CGIT group in Armstrong,BC through Zion United Church back in the 80’s. One of my best memories was attending a camp (1986’ish) on the ocean near White Rock, BC. I can’t recall the name of this beautiful place. Would anyone have record of this camp name?

  6. I am looking for information of a CGIT group that meets in Edmonton for my 12 year old daughter.
    Please provide telephone contact information.
    Thank you

    • Unfortunately there are no groups currently in Edmonton. The phone contact information for the Alberta CGIT Association is 1-780-532-2947, and email contact is cgit@telus.net The person you will reach at either is Valerie and please feel free to contact. If you think there are others that might be interested, we would gladly try to connect with a leader.

  7. Are used to be in CGI TV back in the 80s and sang this song and was wondering if anybody had either the lyrics or the music for it I did get it once but have lost it since it is a song based on 1st Corinthian’s verse 13. Is somebody would send me the lyrics and the music that would be great as I would love to sing this at my church

  8. I went to a CGIT at St Pauls United Church in Orillia in the 1970’s. I still remember our meetings and the motto. Great Memories.

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