What We Offer

School-Based Projects

Consent Workshops

Using fun games, discussion, and other tools youth learn how to identify and communicate sexual boundaries and learn why asking for consent and challenging gender stereotypes is key to creating positive and equal relationships. The workshops affirm the importance of self-determination – that every person has the right to define their sexuality and set their own limits and it is every person’s responsibility to respect the limits of others.

Visit our Workshops page for more information.

Safer Spaces Project

Project Respect’s youth-adult team developed a workshop for educators, school administration and youth service providers! The workshop uses discussion, role plays, multimedia resources and other exercises to create a comfortable space for adults who work with youth to learn how to challenge gender stereotypes, and to develop the knowledge and language to be active bystanders and create safe and inclusive environments.

Visit our Workshops page for more information.

Shift Project

Shift is part of a national network of projects, funded in large part by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, that are focused on creating responsive, school-based, youth-led social action toward ending violence and creating positive relationships in young people’s lives and communities. Shift brings students together over 12 sessions to explore the issues related to gender-based violence that are most relevant to them and supports the group to develop social action in their school and/or wider community to address the problem. Students who participate in one year have the opportunity to help plan and facilitate the project the following year.

Community-Based Prevention Projects

Rhizome Youth Team

Rhizome is a youth-led social action team (ages 12-21) working together to create community-based action to end sexualized, gender-based, and colonial violence as well as all other intersecting forms of violence. Visit the Youth Team page for more information.

Spring Camp

Project Respect offers its annual Youth Social Action Camp every spring at Camp Thunderbird, on T’Souke Territories. We invite youth from all identities, backgrounds, and experiences to explore how and why sexualized violence happens, and identify social justice issues that are relevant to them. Youth are supported in creating youth-led and centered social action projects to address the issues relevant to their experiences. A key theme at camp will be exploring youth participatory action research, and creating research methods that center youth’s experiences and perspectives in creating and measuring social change. We will explore these topics through theatre, art, media, and group discussions, nature walks, campfire circles, canoeing, games, and other activities. More information is available here.

Visit our Current Projects page to learn more. Stay tuned to our blog for updates!
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