Take the White Ribbon Pledge to show your commitment towards ending gender-based violence: www.whiteribbon.ca/pledge.html
Challenge harmful stereotypes and myths that perpetuate gender inequality and put women, girls and gender-diverse individuals at an increased risk for violence by engaging in educational discussion with family, peers and coworkers.
Attend your local shelter’s December 6th vigil to honour the 14 women who were murdered at L’ École Polytechnique in Montreal, because they were women.
Get involved by volunteering at your local VAW shelter- find the one closest to you via: www.sheltersafe.ca
Take some training to learn what to say, what not to say, and how to safely support a friend or family member who may be experiencing gender-based violence. Contacting your local gender-based violence service via sheltersafe.ca and checking out the Neighbours, Friends and Families program is a great start! https://bit.ly/NFFtips
Volunteer as a Safe Pet foster home to provide a safe home for companion animals and pets of survivors of gender-based violence to ensure the safety of their pet does not act as a barrier to escaping violence. https://safepet.ca/
Learn about consent and sexual violence rates in Ontario and get involved to support your local sexual assault centre (find your closest one via sexualassaultsupport.ca/)