Below you will find useful online resources related to sexual and/or gender-based violence, prevention, education and support. If you have any questions regarding these resources or would like more information, please contact our Public Educator, Kylee (she/her), at [email protected].
The Learning Network is a valuable source of evidence-informed resources for individuals, service providers, and organizations working to end violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV).
Promoting healthy masculinity is a way that we can help to reduce gender-based violence. It also aims to reduce “toxic” gender norms and stereotypes, for example, that men are expected to be emotionless, play sports, and to be aggressive to name a few.
It is important to understand the history and relevance of Colonization in order to understand why/ how it plays a role in gender-based violence. The term Two Spirit is also often confused and misused. Before the discussion of building an inclusive community begins, understands Colonization and the term Two Spirit is important. This document provides a comprehensive explanation to questions surrounding Colonization, those who identify as Two Spirit and how to be more inclusive.
“Honour Life, End Violence.”
AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships. AMAZE is also on Snap and Instagram!
Teen Talk is a Youth Health Education Program: We provide services for youth from a harm reduction, prevention education perspective. We focus on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, issues of diversity and anti-violence issues. We adhere to the belief that by providing youth with accurate, non-judgemental information they can make healthier decisions and choices for themselves!
LGBT Youth Line
LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:
Providing anonymous peer support and referrals (via phone, online chat and text);
Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone (info is also suitable for youth and young adults): Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want. Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to. Kids Help Phone also has ample resources on emotional well-being, sex, relationships, identity, friends, family etc.
Sex Positive Families
Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach.
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking
Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking: A free online training program, resources, tips and tools to assist service providers working with survivors of human trafficking. This online training initiative includes a general training on human trafficking, as well as modules tailored to industry-specific needs: legal professionals, law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, and professionals working with children.
Northeastern Ontario Research Alliance on Human Trafficking
SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
Visit the OCRCC for resources and supports available across Ontario.