Hi! My name is Rebecca Lloyd. I am a sixth year student at Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and am returning as a first year social work student in the fall of 2018, in addition to completing my certificate in non-profit and voluntary sector management via distance education through Ryerson’s School of Continuing Education.
Outside of school, I run a lifestyle blog for young women, which specifically emphasizes health and self-care. I use my blog as a platform to support and encourage young women to prioritize their health and well-being while emphasizing the importance of self-care in a way that is simple and relevant.
In addition to this, I’m also very passionate about community based programing and the non-profit sector. I initially began work in the non-profit sector with the YWCA Moncton in 2014 when I was nineteen, working with children and youth in subsidized housing communities. I later gained employment with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax, where I have worked and volunteered since 2016. In the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to be offered a position at the Kidney Foundation of Canada—Atlantic branch, which has given me the opportunity to explore another topic I am passionate about, which is health.
Growing up in a small New Brunswick town as a competitive figure skater and cheerleader to a single-mom of two, I understand first-hand the pressures and difficulties young girls often face. As a young girl, I often felt as though the support and services I could have benefited from were unavailable or simply did not exist. Which is why I feel so passionate about encouraging and empowering girls to embrace their uniqueness and differences and also be patient with one another. Overall, I cannot wait to begin my work with the One Girl Nova Scotia Chapter and inspire young girls to come together and create positive change, not only within themselves but collectively with their peers.