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Draw The Line

“Draw The Line” is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

CBA Child Rights Toolkit

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

NeedHelpNow.ca

Needhelpnow.ca is designed to provide information to youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers. The goal of the site is to provide teens with practical steps they can take to regain control over the situation.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  – Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Infographic on Law and Consent

This is an infographic with legal information on what the law says about sexual assault and consent. It is meant to clarify what constitutes consent to sexual activity.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

No Means No: Understanding Consent to Sexual Activity

This pamphlet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of Canada’s laws on sexual assault and other offences involving sexual exploitation.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

As a Victim of Sexual Assault, What Can You Do?

This blog post creates a scenario in which a young woman is being sexually harassed by her teacher. It discusses what she can do about it, what her legal rights are, what Criminal Code offenses are involved, and what consent means. It lists organizations that young people can turn to for help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Pregnant at 15: Some legal issues relating to treatment

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at what the law says about teenage sexual activity and pregnancy: When are you old enough to legally consent to sexual activity? Can a young woman of 15 who is pregnant go against her parents’ wishes and not have an abortion?

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Sex and Booze on Prom Night: Legal Issues

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post has legal information on sexual activity and the age of consent, underage consumption of alcohol, and sex on school property.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Your Age and the Law

This booklet has information about age-based laws in Ontario. It lists age categories and summarizes the laws that apply to each. It covers topics such as school attendance, employment, health care, sexual activity, criminal charges, and alcohol use.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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