YOUth Ending Violence

Let’s End Gender-Based Violence

Battered Women’s Support Services has been delivering youth violence prevention programming since the late 1980’s.

Our programs include safety planning, education, training, and workshops for youth about healthy relationships and dating violence.

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Youth Violence Prevention Workshop Volunteer Training

The YOUth Ending Violence Program trains young people to deliver dating violence prevention workshops to youth.

The workshops will allow for young people to understand the difference between liberating and oppressive relationships; to understand the dynamics of abuse and the roots of gender-based violence; learn where and how to obtain help; understand the role of social media and traditional media in dating relationships; and to support youth to feel empowered to speak out against dating violence and sexism.

Participants will learn:

Anti-oppression analysis
Root Causes of Gender Based Violence & Dating Violence
Empowered bystander intervention training
Conflict Resolution Skills
Harm reduction principles
Leadership and Facilitation Skills

Participants will get:

Develop facilitation, writing and leadership skills
Connect with like-minded people
Recommendation letter upon completion of volunteer commitment
Ongoing support and mentorship
Opportunity to make a change!

Volunteer commitment:

Complete a total of 24 hours training (online and in-person)
Deliver at least 5 workshops

Complete an additional 20 hours of educational work (this can include blog writing, copywriting, outreach, event planning)


Attend monthly online volunteer meetings

BWSS Youth Violence Prevention Training
2022 training sessions:

January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

All training and commitments to be completed within 6 months of joining the program.

To register or for more information:

Contact Yas, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator


Education Presentation Opportunity

Book a young person from the YOUth Ending Violence Program to deliver a dating violence prevention workshop.

For 20 years Battered Women’s Support Services has delivered dating violence prevention education. By providing relevant education to youth about violence in dating relationships we are helping to end violence.

This FREE workshop can be conducted in person or online. Book as soon as possible as our calendar fills up very quickly.

Topics covered:

The roots of dating violence
The difference between abuse and conflict
Abusive vs. liberating relationships
Effective bystander intervention
Conflict resolution skills
Safety planning online and offline

Workshop length:

50 minutes
2 hours (upon request)
4 hours (upon request)
YOUth Ending Violence workshops brochure
To book your workshop or inquire:

Contact Yas, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator


Create a safety plan.

You can build ways to reach a safer place with our interactive safety planning tool.

Gender-based violence continues as an epidemic. Planning for safety is one way you can take back your power in abusive relationships. Although you can’t control an intimate partner’s use of violence, planning for safety can help you evaluate, define options and opportunities for liberation and safety.

Create Your Personalized Safety Plan Now

YOUth Ending Violence Videos

YOU & Social Media: How YOUth Can End Dating Violence

Compassion in a Kiss

Youth Ending Violence 2014

One Future Without Violence

Play It Forward 2015.

Claire Mortifee & Young Nige - Compassion in a Kiss

Gender Violence and Bullying

Need help now?

You are not alone. You have options.

Our Safety Changes Everything team are available 24/7 by phone or text to discuss your situation and help create a personalized safety plan that’s right for you.

Call 24/7 toll free 1-855-687-1868

Text 604-652-1867

Help us continue to offer these free trainings and workshops