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METRAC Action on Violence
METRAC has been in operation since 1984. Our mission is to end gender-based violence across communities through education, research and policy. We work with individuals, communities, and institutions to change ideas, actions, and policies toward ending gender-based violence. Our work supports all women and youth; and includes those affected by intimate partner violence, systemic violence and lack of access to supports. Respect in Action (Respect) is METRAC’s youth peer violence prevention program through which youth learning communities increase knowledge of the dynamics of gendered violence and interconnecting forms of abuse. Weekly after-school groups are held in Toronto schools for the duration of 1-2 years, or for shorter periods at local community spaces. Youth learn about healthy relationships, and are mentored and trained to become leaders for social change and violence prevention.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
The Sexual Assault Resource Centre provides confidential and non-judgemental support to Concordia University students of all genders and orientations who have been affected by sexual violence. Through education and awareness-raising initiatives, the Sexual Assault Resource Centre is committed to working towards the prevention of sexual violence. The Centre’s approach to service delivery, outreach and prevention is survivor-centred, feminist and intersectional. The Centre’s support services include crisis intervention, accompaniment, advocacy, referrals and a drop-in space.