Public education fosters a violence free community.
We provide sexual violence prevention education through workshops, presentations, presence at festivals/events, social media and social action events.
We also work with community to raise awareness about sexual violence, challenge myths about sexual violence, and raise awareness about people’s rights about sexual violence and consent.
We empower the community to take action to prevent sexual violence and respond to survivors with compassion and support.
Notice: Please note that our office is currently closed for in-person services with York Region categorized as Grey in the Ontario COVID-19 response framework. Public education services continue to be offered virtually. Please call us at 905-895-3646 for more information.
Learn more about prevention education activities we take part in below.
WSN offers presentations to a range of different groups and organizations, such as:
- Educational institutions or schools
- Young people
- Faith-based organizations
- Governmental organizations
- Non-profit or service organizations
- Community groups
Does your group include students, professionals, survivors of violence? Let us know: we tailor our presentations to the needs of the audience!
Topics we present on include:
- Anti-Human Trafficking for community organizations and community members
- Anti-Human Trafficking for service providers
- Responding to sexual violence disclosures
- Sexual Violence 101
- Healthy/Helpful Relationships for youth
- Elder abuse
- Where to find support in your community
- WSN services
WSN takes part in community events to increase awareness on sexual violence, human trafficking and support services available in the community.
If your group is hosting an event, we would love to set up an information and outreach table. A WSN representative will staff the table, and engage with the public, respond to any questions and talk to community members about services.
Want WSN to attend your community event? Contact us at 905-895-3646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSN also leads the planning of York Region’s annual Take Back the Night march and rally in partnership with volunteers and staff from other local community groups. Click here to view the photo gallery.
Partner with WSN:
Interested in partnering with us on an event, service or project? Contact us at 905-895-3646 or email@example.com.
Learn more about sexual violence and other topics
WSN produces many resources related to sexual violence and human trafficking for self-learning. These resources include definitions, fact sheets, brochures, flyers, and more.
To view resources on sexual violence, visit our Resources Library page.
You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-895-3646 to receive printed copies of our materials.
Our Shopify page profiles t-shirts promoting awareness about sexual violence and gender based violence through fashion. Each t-shirt is also a fundraising item for the Women’s Support Network of York Region. Raise awareness and support WSN: Check out our page here.
WSN works with the community, an online community and the media to bring attention to issues of sexual violence and human trafficking.
Stay in touch: Follow WSN on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
- Can WSN provide information on a media story you’re working on?
- Do you know of a local issue related to violence or violence prevention that you’d like to see profiled in the media?
- Let us know! Contact us at 905-895-3646 or email@example.com.