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Fall update/newsletter

October 11, 2017

Fall sunshine graphicThere are some exciting changes upcoming this year, learn more here: Newsletter Fall 2017

Did you know that only $10 gets you a membership to SWOVA that helps support the programs at our agency? It also offers you the power of a vote at our Annual General Meeting so that you can have a voice in shaping our agency and its programming.  If you aren’t on our mailing list, that might be because you don’t yet have a membership!  Memberships can be renewed at any time here: https://www.swova.org/join-us/

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Building Inter-generational Capacity  – by Kate Maurice

Building Inter-generational Capacity – by Kate Maurice

The Pass It On Program is an initiative that aims to empower and support adolescent girls by providing education and skill building to help them stay safe. The project has two key components. The first is to engage high school adolescent girls in a dialogue around the...

Venturing into the world of on-line training – by Chris Gay

Venturing into the world of on-line training – by Chris Gay

Respectful Relationships (R+R) is a National and Provincial award winning schools-based primary violence prevention program for youth, developed by SWOVA. SWOVA has spent almost a decade of research and development, refining ideas about how to stop bullying,...

And My Best Friend is Gay  –     by Christina Antonick

And My Best Friend is Gay – by Christina Antonick

In the classroom, we use Energizers as activities for groups of youth to practice skill building related to the Respectful Relationships program as well as have the opportunity to move around and be in their bodies during our sessions. In a recent circle we played...

Stereotypes Create Lives Lived in Boxes — by Christina Antonick

Today in the Respectful Relationships Program, we worked with Grade 8 youth to explore stereotypes and how they relate to violence. My co-facilitator Kevin and I do a role play and act out our two scenarios of two youth in conversation. The first scene is a young man...

Lets talk about Respect, Relationships and Sex

Lets talk about Respect, Relationships and Sex

  Dialogue Circles February 14 or 16, 7-9pm (Registration required) A collaborative evening of dialogue for parents and youth of the Gulf Islands These evening talking circles are an opportunity for open, honest and safe dialogue between youth and parents about...

The Man Box – by Christina Antonick

The Man Box – by Christina Antonick

These days there are a wealth of online resources that compliment and inform the work we do here in the Gulf Islands with the Respectful Relationships (R+R )Program. At each grade level we have the opportunity to work with youth as separate gender groups to discuss...

Aboriginal R+R

Aboriginal R+R

In October I had the great privilege of with working with Musqueam Nation to train almost 30 men and women to deliver the R+R Program to youth within their community. The first weekend was spent  assisting new facilitators gain a more comprehensive understanding of...

Respectful Relationships is Back in the Classroom

At the end of this month, Respectful Relationships will return to SD #64 for its 12th consecutive year of delivery!  We are excited for another year of classroom delivery as well as training both new and returning youth facilitators who will then join us in the...

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