Gender Based Violence Prevention for
The Gender- Based Violence Prevention Project at the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs is funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The project began in September 2017 with a focus on working with newcomer children, youth, and families to raise awareness about gender-based violence, prevention programming and how to access available resources within their community. The project has two main focuses.
1. Build Service Provider Capacity to engage, support and better understand how gender-based violence impacts newcomer communities. This is delivered with free service provider workshops that can be tailored to the specific needs of classes, programs or organizations.
2. GBV Prevention Programming Newcomers focused on building awareness of GBV as well as focusing on the contributing factors and causes of GBV. To view our newcomer client programming click here.'
Service Providers Training:
An Intercultural Approach to Gender-based Violence with newcomer communities.
This is a training session (2.5 hours online or 3 hours in-person) designed for service providers, educators, child and youth workers, community leaders, and settlement counsellors.
You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of gender-based violence, the unique challenges and barriers newcomers face and some best practices for how to work directly with and support newcomers.