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
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
That’s Harassment videos
videos, developed around a variety of scenarios taken from real life events,
provide examples of sexual harassment. Only available through Facebook. For Grades
Canadian Association of Sexual
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
Violence Against Women—BC Women’s
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
highlighting the incidence of gender-based violence in Canada.
Harassment and bullying resources—Public Legal
Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
and pamphlets on teen dating, bullying and sexual harassment. For Grade 12 and up.
Project PEACE—Native 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
are available in several different languages
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)
Rape Victims Support Network
The teen safety page provides excellent resources.
#SaySomething or www.saysomething.bc.ca
The PSA YouTube videos are excellent at explaining how to
intervene when relationship abuse is disclosed via text.
Action Canada for Sexual Health and
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)
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)
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
Sex And U—The Society of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
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 Boys—Gruber, J., and
Fineran, S. (2015)
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
line: Sexual harassment at school Hill, C., & Kearl, H. (2011).
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).
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)
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
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.