Let’s stop the violence before it starts
While emergency women’s shelters are often a lifesaving resource for women and children escaping domestic violence, preventing abuse before it starts has long been a focus of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. In addition to granting millions of dollars to shelters and transition houses in communities across Canada, the Shelter Foundation also prioritizes funding to organizations that are helping to stop domestic violence before it starts.
Each year, a grant is made by the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation to the Canadian Women’s Foundation to fund programs in communities from coast-to-coast that teach youth 10-19 of all genders how to create safe and healthy relationships and avoid violence in their lives.
A recent evaluation outlined the following benefits to teens who participated in this important programming:
- Recognize gender stereotypes and how they harm us all.
- Recognize red flags for dating violence and abuse.
- Recognize and assert healthy boundaries.
- Learn what healthy relationships look and feel like.
- Learn about consent, respect and equality.
- Learn how to name and express complicated feelings.
- Build a toolbox of healthy relationship skills (communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving).
- Build self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-confidence.
- Build connections to school, social and cultural communities.
Working together, we can prevent future generations from experiencing and perpetrating domestic violence. Because Royal LePage Canada covers the administrative costs of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, 100% of your gift will go directly to the cause.
As a supporter of local charities such as Choices for Youth, I am proud to donate a portion of earnings via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
To help fund Teen Healthy Relationship programming, please visit rlp.ca/donate.
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