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Community Projects

The following community action initiatives focused on promoting healthy equal relationships amongst youth and the adults who influence them through engaging diverse communities, coaching boys into manhood and/or coaching girls into womanhood:

Spirit Movers and Firekeepers Youth Program

Spirit Movers and Firekeepers Youth Program

For aboriginal youth ages 7-11 to promote healthy friendships and relationships among youth and pride and respect for their aboriginal culture. Developed by the Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre.

  • The More Love You Give - dynamic video developed by and for Inuit, Métis and First Nation youth to prevent violence and promote healthy equal relationships, with original lyrics based on the seven grandfather teachings.
Sisters in Truth, Equality, Power and Strength

STEPS: Sisters in Truth, Equality, Power and Strength

YWCA Cambridge program for girls ages 8–14. Promotes healthy relationships, communications skills, violence prevention and coping strategies. Developed in collaboration with Ontario YWCAs and YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre.

Girl Power – Wolf Spirit Warrior

Girl Power – Wolf Spirit Warrior

Community-based program for aboriginal girls and boys ages 8-16 to promote health and well-being through education and role-modeling. Developed by Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

In Love… and In Danger

In Love… and In Danger

Annual peer-education conferences for youth to prevent dating violence in Ottawa high schools and communities. Developed in collaboration with Family Services à la famille Ottawa, the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Public Education

It starts with you. It stays with him.

White Ribbon Campaign
It starts with you. It stays with him.

Bilingual website-based campaign to encourage, empower and inspire men to promote healthy, equal relationships with the boys in their lives.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin
I Am A Kind Man

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin – I Am A Kind Man

Workshop and training developed for aboriginal youth by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres.

  • Youth-site helps engage and educate aboriginal youth ages 12-16 to speak out against all forms of abuse toward aboriginal women and girls.
  • Kids’ site helps aboriginal boys and girls ages 8-14 to understand when they are being abused and when they are abusing others.