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Gender-based Violence Resources

Responding to Sexual Harassment in Schools brochure
This brochure provides targets and witnesses of sexual harassment with strategies to recognize, respond to, and report harassment.

Springtide Resources—Ending Violence Against Women
Provides resources aimed at responding to, preventing, intervening and educating women and children on violence. These resources also address the needs of women and children with disabilities, as well as those from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. Elementary.

That’s Harassment videos
These videos, developed around a variety of scenarios taken from real life events, provide examples of sexual harassment. Only available through Facebook. For Grades 8+

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
This organization works towards creating social change at individual, institutional, and political levels. It provides background information and articles pertaining to violence against women. Resources are available in English and French and can be used in History, Social Justice, Civics, and Law classes. For Grade 12.

Violence Against Women—BC Women’s Hospital
This resource page is rich in information. The page addresses the concepts of power and control in relationships

Sexual Violence in Canada, by the Numbers The Walrus
Infographics highlighting the incidence of gender-based violence in Canada.

Harassment and bullying resources—Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
Poster and pamphlets on teen dating, bullying and sexual harassment.  For Grade 12 and up.

Project PEACENative Women’s Association of Canada
This project promote safety, violence prevention, and solution-based approaches for Aboriginal women and girls. Includes facilitator’s notes, videos, and workbooks for men, women, two-spirit individuals, girls, and boys. The resources focus on self-care and building and recognizing community supports. For ages 10 and up.

BC Society of Transition Houses
Posters are available in several different languages

Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)

Prevention programs

Rape Victims Support Network
The teen safety page provides excellent resources.

#SaySomething or
The PSA YouTube videos are excellent at explaining how to intervene when relationship abuse is disclosed via text.

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
This site provides information that supports the understanding of basic terms and concepts that can be integrated into Social Studies, Social Justice, Civics, and Law classes. For Grades 10–12.

Woman Abuse Affects Our Children—Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
ETFO partners with the Ontario Women’s Directorate and Springtide Resources in this program. Print materials are available through the link.

Still Not Laughing: Challenging Sexual Harassment in Our Schools—Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (SSTF)

  • A Tool Kit for Action
    This document serves as a reference guide to a wide range of resources suitable for use by education workers seeking to challenge sexual and gender-based harassment in our schools.  This tool kit provides a framework for creating a harassment-free culture.

Sexism in Schools: National Union of Teachers (NUT)  

Options for Sexual Health (Opt)

  • 1-800-SEX-SENSE A free, anonymous phone line staffed by knowledgeable and trained professionals, that can be accessed by teachers seeking to increase their own knowledge on sexual health.

  • Contraceptive teaching kits are available at a cost.

Sex And U—The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Provides definitions and examples of consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment and tips for staying safe online.

Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and School Outcomes for High School Girls and BoysGruber, J., and Fineran, S. (2015)
This article reports on a study on the impact of bullying and sexual harassment on five school outcomes. 

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

Crossing the line: Sexual harassment at school Hill, C., & Kearl, H. (2011). 
This report by the American Association of University Women reports on the findings on a nationwide study of sexual harassment in schools.

Pass it on: An evaluation of a sexualized violence prevention program for middle school and high school students Winegust, A.K. (2015). 
This master’s thesis research examines the impacts of the Pass it On program, which used feminist definitions and bystander frameworks to address the problem of sexualized violence in three middle school and high school male-only groups.

Violence prevention and safety resources—Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) 
NWAC Youth Council Violence Prevention Toolkit links are at the bottom of page. These includes sexual assault and dating violence resources. Lessons and activities could also be pulled from the sexual assault workshop for adapted use. Ages 14+.

You Are Not Alone—Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Toolkit for Aboriginal Women Escaping Domestic Violence focuses mostly on adult, live-in relationships. However, it could be used to help students to develop skills to recognizes abusive relationships and help those working one-on-one with victims of violence to establish safety plans, etc. For students 13 and older.

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