It is with great pleasure that we announce the awarding of funds from the Federal Government’s Department for Women and Gender Equality (formerly known as Status of Women) for our project entitled “Cultivating a Culture of Consent:  Towards a Systemic Change towards Sexual Harassment in High Schools.”   

With an aim to prevent and combat sexual harassment, while at the same time favour a culture of consent in local high schools and community centres in the boroughs of Côte-des-Neiges/NDG, Outremont and the Town of Mount Royal.

This project, now in its second year is divided up into three components:

 

Year #1:  A needs analysis and a research report were created. To date, 18 focus groups made up of youth aged 12-17, and/or those who work with youth, either in a school or community setting were met with to discuss their knowledge and their points of view on consent and sexual violence.

 

Year #2:  With the information gathered in year one, tools will be created that will help meet the needs of our partners.

 

Year #3 The third year will be spent putting these tools into place.

 

The project was officially launched on Friday, May 24 with Rachel Bendayan, member of Parliament for Outremont.

The project team is made up of Ramaëlle Duquette, Coordinator and Guillaume Soubeyrand-Faghel, Research Agent. Juliette Paume, our former Project officer for Place aux Filles, also worked on the project during the first year, helping with quantitative information.