Would you like to have access to an intervention tool that will help you better understand consent and the laws surrounding it? The Quelles sont les limites? (What are the limits?) guide developed by the YWCA Montreal, only in French, features clear, structured content. It provides quick access to definitions on the subject, a simplification of legal concepts, along with a wide variety of activities.
This guide also provides a number of different ways to intervene, so you are better prepared when faced with a situation where sexual violence has been disclosed.
This facilitation guide is offered free of charge to people working with youth.
We think it is important that you understand and are able to describe the key nuances of consent. In fact, a section of the guide is dedicated to raising awareness of the various options for action following sexual assault, and offers examples of resources to reach out to.
Although the document consists of 52 pages, its clear structure and colourful visuals make for easy, captivating reading. In addition to the guide, the Quelles sont les limites? project also provides young people with a workbook.
A variety of awareness-raising activities are featured throughout the Quelles sont les limites? guide. Lasting between 30 and 35 minutes each, the activities offer a variety of scenarios and questionnaires to promote discussion and reflection on sexual consent. These activities help raise awareness of the different types of sexual assault.
In the last section of this document, you will find a group discussion activity. The goal is to recognize the factors that promote a healthy relationship and the signs of an unhealthy one. This same activity can also be used to identify ways of setting one’s boundaries in a friendly or loving relationship.
The YWCA expertise
The YWCA Montreal offers many tools to intervention workers who work with young people to help prevent violence and reduce social and gender inequalities. The creation of this facilitation guide to better understand sexual consent was made possible thanks to funding from Justice Québec.