Equipping Ourselves for Effective Action Against Sexual Exploitation
Female Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Password: Transition to High School and Preventing Gender-based Violence
Youth and Sexualization
Are trainings are adaptable to your needs.
For more information, contact us!
The toolkit will prevent cyberbullying among youth and facilitate action in the face of this type of intimidation. It will empower youth and the adults in their lives, by sensitizing them to the psychological, social and criminal consequences for the young victims and perpetrators.
Youth 14 to 17 years old
Parents of teenagers
Teachers and Professionals
“Social Networks and Youth: current practices, impacts and interventions” is a training on cyberbullying whose objective is to better understand how youth use social networks and the issues of cyberviolence which can result. The project, funded by the Department of Justice Canada, aims to develop and distribute a cyberbullying intervention toolkit in the context of friendly or romantic relationships.
- DVD 24 heures textos
- Facilitation guide
- Cyberbullying reference tool
- Teaching Guide for Secondary III, IV and V
- Directory of resources, information and assistance
- Information guide regarding underage victims and the youth criminal justice system
- 5 video clips about victims’ rights and the youth criminal justice system
Equipping Ourselves to Effectively Act Against Sexual Exploitation
- Learn about the issues and definitions of sexual exploitation in the context of street gangs.
- Acquire innovative facilitation and intervention techniques
- Become equipped to provide an adapted and flexible response to the needs and expectations of youth groups
- Develop your approach based on theoretical and practical elements
- Recognize multisectoral allies in your environment
- Practitioners who work with youth in all types of settings
- Elementary and secondary Schools – teachers, facilitators, etc.
- Public service – advisors and professionals
What is sexual exploitation? How do street gangs recruit girls? Why do girls join gangs? Where and how do street gangs operate? How, as a front-line practitioner, can I help to prevent the recruitment of teen girls by street gangs? What is the Choose Your Way program and how can I learn it? These are some of the topics we will be addressing in an interactive way during our training session, based on three years of action research.
Each training session is tailored to participants’ needs and choice of topics.
During the course of Equipping Ourselves for Effective Action, practitioners will further their understanding of the context of street gangs and sexual exploitation, increase their ability to recognize risk and protection factors for these girls, and master a preventive, innovative, and tried and tested approach.
The training is grouped into three components:
- an introduction to the subject
- a “knowledge” component (theories)
- a “skills” component (techniques and approaches)
- Training guide
- CD-ROM with supplemental information
- Choose Your Way, prevention program for girls (includes the film)
- Educational film: Street Stories: Girls, Gangs and Realities and its discussion guide
Female Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Promote and support girls interested in women’s entrepreneurship in sectors of the future, specifically:
- develop their skills with respect to entrepreneurship and non-traditional sectors
- coaching to help them develop an adapted professional project
- feature experienced women in the sectors in question and foster mentorship
Girls in Secondary 4 and 5
The training is given over three days during which girls can:
- meet young entrepreneurs and learn about different enterprises
- learn about different job sectors in which to engage in entrepreneurship
- further their knowledge about types of enterprises
- establish an adapted professional project
Training guide including:
- the training program and content
- self-evaluation questionnaire on entrepreneurship and non-traditional trades
- resources on entrepreneurship and non-traditional trades for youth and women
Our training sessions can be broken down into modules and provided on request.
For more information, contact Delphine Berger, coordinator of youth programs,
at 514 866-9941, ext. 426 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Password Toolkit: Program to Facilitate the Transition to High School and Prevent Gender-based violence
The Password Toolkit is designed to support teachers to accompany youth in their transition to high school, by reinforcing their social skills and preparing them to deal with gender-based violence.
All teachers who work with girls and boys in grade 6 and Secondary I.
The 4-hour training session will familiarize you with:
- transition to high-school and gender-based violence
- practical use of the Password facilitation guide, including activities on: self-affirmation, solidarity, stereotypes, healthy lifestyle choices, healthy relationships, best practices in relation to violence, body changes and sexuality.
- mentorship as a tool to support the transition
- activities involving parents in their children’s transition
Password toolkit, including:
- 48 creative, dynamic, and reflexive activities and ice-breakers
- 8 evaluation tools
- 5 activities for parents
- 5 training workshop for mentors
- plus 90 resources related to elementary-secondary transition and gender-based violence
- a printed version and CD-ROM of the intervention kit
Youth and Sexualization
The goal of this training session is to increase understanding of the phenomenon of hypersexualization of youth and adults and its harmful effect on youth, and explore prevention tools and practices.
In all, three days of interactive and innovative training are available in French and English to practitioners who work with youth in education, community groups, and the health and social services network. You can sign up for one, two, or all three days, depending on your needs.
Day 1: “Youth and Sexualization: Awareness and Intervention Approaches”
Content: screening of the documentary Sexy Inc. Our Children Under the Influence and consideration of the notion of sexualization: context, related social factors, and consequences for children and youth.
Day 2: “Gender and Sexualization: Further Discussion and Sharing of Intervention Tools”
Content: screening of the documentary Staying Real: Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes, presentation of theoretical underpinnings of the notion of sexualization and exploration of intervention tools and facilitation techniques.
Day 3: Workshop on Community Mobilization
Content: the aim of this workshop is to bring together institutional and community stakeholders for an in-depth examination of the strengths and expertise already present in their respective environments and develop an action plan to counter the phenomenon of sexualization.