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Prevention at the heart of our mission

The issues that affect young people are central to the YWCA Montreal’s work. For several decades, we have been developing accessible and innovative projects related to violence prevention.

The Violence Free project has evolved: a categorized repertoire filled with many more tools and resources

If you are already familiar with the Violence Free project, you may have downloaded the intervention and awareness-raising tools specially created by the YWCA Montreal to help prevent sexual violence within post-secondary settings. These tools [...]

19 September 2023

The Violence Free project has evolved: a categorized repertoire filled with many more tools and resources

If you are already familiar with the Violence Free project, you may have downloaded the intervention and awareness-raising tools specially...

Fundamentals

Can you differentiate between different types of sexual violence? Identify the nuances so that survivors and perpetrators can be better informed.

5 strategies to support sexual violence prevention in male-dominated spaces

Typically, women are the ones who talk about sexual violence, whether it’s to speak out against it, to bring about change, or for the purposes of prevention. However, it would be more than necessary to [...]

23 June 2023

5 strategies to support sexual violence prevention in male-dominated spaces

Typically, women are the ones who talk about sexual violence, whether it’s to speak out against it, to bring about...

Awareness, prevention and intervention

Resources to fight sexual and gender-based violence

The YWCA puts its expertise to use to help build violence-free post-secondary environments.

We have created and selected tools and resources that will facilitate the awareness-raising, prevention and intervention work of people mandated to address sexual violence.

Content that is diversified and ready-to-use

Awareness-raising tools created by the YWCA Montreal

In addition to a wide selection of resources for the prevention of sexual violence, discover the awareness-raising tools developed by the YWCA.

You’ll find informative documents, posters and turnkey workshops that can be used with both students and staff members.

Learn more about sexual violence, the intersectional approach, strategies for dealing with disclosure, bystander intervention and more.

Resources created by the YWCA are identified with a blue bookmark.

Themes

Resources are sorted by theme to help you find exactly what you need.

Definitions and concepts
Responses and accompaniment
Power dynamics
Consent and relationships
Prevalence and impacts
Rape culture
Denunciations and complaints

Need help or reference documentation?

Here is a list of organizations and support programs available in Quebec and Canada for immediate or specialized assistance.

Approach and expertise

The YWCA is known for its intersectional approach to the prevention of sexual violence. With our expertise in the field, we offer you a selection of relevant resources: current and varied content that helps to raise awareness and take action.

Recent articles

Our articles will help you navigate how to use resources, to plan your learning journey or to develop your career.

September 19, 2023

If you are already familiar with the Violence Free project, you may have downloaded the intervention and awareness-raising tools specially created by the YWCA Montreal to help prevent sexual violence within post-secondary settings. These tools are now found on a...

If you are already familiar with the Violence Free project, you may have downloaded the intervention and awareness-raising tools specially created by the YWCA Montreal...

June 23, 2023

Typically, women are the ones who talk about sexual violence, whether it’s to speak out against it, to bring about change, or for the purposes of prevention. However, it would be more than necessary to have men participate in this...