Help Inform a National Anti-GBV Campaign!

As part of the Government of Canada’s It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender Based Violence, “It’s Not Just” is a national youth campaign aiming to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, gender-based violence (GBV). 

The campaign is run by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE), and aims to teach youth and young adults how GBV works and where they can go to learn more and get help.

WAGE, Banfield and Wisdom2Action are looking for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults from across Canada to share their current understanding and experience of GBV and identify gaps, as well as their needs, motivators, and barriers related to engaging with the campaign content.

Wisdom2Action will be facilitating four focus groups to strengthen the voices and representation of 2SLGBTQ+ communities and experiences within the campaign. Focus groups will be 2 hours in length.

If you are a 2SLGBTQ+ youth or young adult between the ages of 16-24, we want to hear from you! Participating in a focus group is an opportunity for 2SLGBTQ+ community members to inform the development and implementation of the WAGE “It’s Not Just” campaign.

Compensation:

  • All focus group participants will receive an honorarium of $50 for their participation in the meeting.

Language:

  • Focus group 4: Francophone 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults will be facilitated in French.

Eligibility Criteria:

Group 1: 2SLGBTQ+ Youth
  • Identify as 2SLGBTQ+
  • 16-18 years of age
  • Live in Canada
  • Available on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 5-7PM EDT.
  • InterEDTed in informing a campaign aiming to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, GBV
Group 2: 2SLGBTQ+ Young Adults
  • Identify as 2SLGBTQ+
  • 19-24 years of age
  • Live in Canada
  • Available on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5-7PM EDT.
  • InterEDTed in informing a campaign aiming to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, GBV
Group 3: QTBIPOC Youth and Young Adults
  • Identify as QTBIPOC
  • 16-24 years of age
  • Live in Canada
  • InterEDTed in informing a campaign aiming to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, GBV
  • Available on Monday, Monday, September 26, 2022 from 5-7PM EDT.
Group 4: Francophone 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults
  • Identify as Francophone
  • Identify as 2SLGBTQ+
  • 16-24 years of age
  • Live in Canada
  • Available on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 4-6PM EDT.

Each focus group will be open to individuals from their target population with diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Since people’s experiences and understandings of GBV are shaped by the intersections of their identities, we particularly encourage the participation of 2SLGBTQ+ community members with marginalized lived experience – Black, Indigenous, or racialized folks, newcomers and refugees, religious minorities, folks from disability communities, low-income folks, rural and remote community members, people who are engaged (or have previously engaged) in sex work.

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