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We have a range of trainings, workshops, and offerings beginning in October 2021.
School and Community Workshop Offerings
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. The workshops are delivered during school hours and are generally booked in a required class for Grade 8, 9, 10 or 11 students. Each of the two sessions should be between 60 and 80 minutes and can accommodate up to 30 students. Currently, Project Respect is focusing on delivering workshops for students in Grades 8 to 11 with partner schools (SD 61 & 62). However, each school year we are also able to do a limited number of workshops with other schools and for community groups.
Safer Spaces Training
Project Respect’s youth-adult team developed a workshop for educators, school administration and youth service providers! Using discussion, role plays and multimedia resources, our Safer Spaces workshop creates a comfortable space for adults who work with youth to develop the skills to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and the language and knowledge to be active bystanders, using youth-centered, trauma-informed, and consent-based practices. Staff trainings take about 90 to 120 minutes, are offered at a time convenient for the school and can accommodate up to 25 participants.
Information sessions provide staff with information about community resources (such as the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s Clinic), space to ask questions and an opportunity to collaboratively problem solve challenging scenarios.
Youth Leadership Training
Over 10 to 12 sessions, a group of youth will be engaged in a participatory, arts-based process to move through an anti-oppressive, healthy relationships curriculum. Participants learn a wide variety of leadership skills in the design and delivery of their projects, including: project coordination, facilitation, curriculum design, digital media production, communication skills, team work, and more. Each cohort explores the issues that are most relevant to them, and collaboratively creates a social action project that is showcased for the wider school community. Students who participate in one year have the opportunity to help plan and facilitate the project the following year. Running once per school year, the leadership training typically takes place in class time (such as a Social Justice Studies or Mental Health class) or during an ‘exploratory’ block and can accommodate up to 25 students.