As of March 13, 2020, we have made the decision to suspend all in-person workshops until further notice, to reduce the threat to community health posed by COVID-19.
We will not offer remote delivery for any workshops dealing with violence, including TrendShift, out of concern for the well-being of learners who may be isolated in an unsafe home environment. However, you are welcome to check out our list of resources about consent and sexual assault.
Workshop program overview
We are shifting online culture through rights-based education for youth! This workshop is for students in Grades 8-12 and was developed as part of our Cyber Misogyny Project. Its goals are to open up spaces for dialogue with youth about their rights and responsibilities online, to think about what violence and discrimination look like in online spaces, and to clear up myths about the laws that apply to their lives online.
There are two major goals of this workshop. The first is to open a space for discussion with young people about both the positive and negative ways the Internet is used in our lives, and to think about how stereotypes about gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, etc. impact the way we act online. The second is to clear up myths about what the law in British Columbia says about online behaviour – specifically when it comes to issues of criminal harassment and the sharing of intimate images. The goal is to engage critically and openly about how we can create an online culture that is safe, accessible, and positive for everyone who uses it.
We are now pleased to offer a limited number of workshops each year in BC communities outside of Metro Vancouver! Please contact us as soon as possible with any workshop requests, and if possible, we will plan our travel schedule to accommodate your availability.
Who is it for?
The workshop was developed for youth in Grades 8-12, and can be delivered in schools or community groups. We can be flexible and adapt the material to be appropriate for youth outside of this age range – please contact us to discuss this if you are interested.
Why is it called “TrendShift”?
The focus of the workshop is shifting the trends in online culture through rights-based education. We believe youth are incredibly important to making this shift happen!
Who are the facilitators?
All of our youth workshops are delivered by a professional member of our education team, sometimes with support from our volunteer youth facilitators. Our youth facilitator volunteers are between the ages of 18-24 and have undergone 21 hours of intensive training.
How long is it?
The full workshop is 2.5 hours in length, and can be offered over 1, 2, or 3 sessions.
If you have booked a “No Means No” workshop, “TrendShift” can be added onto the end, in which case it only requires 1.5 hours.
How much does it cost?
We ask for a $100 honorarium (on a sliding scale) to help cover the costs of the workshop; we are committed to making this workshop accessible to all audiences and are happy to discuss an arrangement that will work for your group.
Download the workshop flyer
Can I get more information?
Yes! For more information or booking inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us at least six weeks before your desired workshop date.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.