Girl's and Women's Programs

The programs at Petawa are designed for youth, high school, college/graduate and adult women. They help women of all faiths and creeds discover how professional work, family life, and the ordinary events of each day are opportunities positively impacting their lives and the lives of those they encounter. Click below to learn more.

Petawa's Policy for Activity with Minors

Petawa Residence and Cultural Center is dedicated to providing a safe educational environment for those who participate in its activities, especially all minors. It does not tolerate any sexual or physical abuse on the part of staff, volunteers, or participants, including behavior that is objectively intimidating, either physically or verbally. Also, staff and volunteers do not provide any illegal substances to the students nor permit their use. Every adult staff or volunteer submits to a background check and commits to follow a set of behavioral guidelines (see here). If you are aware of any abusive behavior, please report it immediately to the Director of Petawa. The Director of the Center in conjunction with the Petawa’s Board will promptly investigate and resolve any such complaints or reports. When necessary the Director will inform the Directors of the Prelature of Opus Dei.