Funding Announcement

We are grateful to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women who have committed additional funding to the Healthy Relationships for Youth program over the next five years.

HRY is a school-based, peer-facilitated, violence prevention program that includes 12 interactive sessions and is offered in both French and English. HRY amplifies diverse voices and experiences, aligning with calls from Turning the Tide Together, the Final Report of the Mass Casualty Commission (the Report) to integrate mandatory GBV and bystander intervention education in schools. HRY’s curriculum design directly addresses topics recommended by the Report and the National Action Plan to End GBV’s Prevention by addressing the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV) and explores the diverse intersections of our identities.

Since our funding announcement HRY has been making great strides in expanding the program province-wide. We are currently working with schools across the province to be able to implement the program starting this September. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the summer!