Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Grande Prairie, Alberta
This culturally based program encourages youth aged 10-19 to reflect on how their thoughts, beliefs, biases and fears impact their relationships with others. Participants explore gender stereotypes and gender-based violence and inequalities, with a goal of learning how to recognize healthy relationships and prevent violence. A Red Cross teen healthy relationships facilitator delivers the sessions and trains co-facilitators. Elders and Knowledge Keepers provide cultural guidance, lead ceremonies, and provide individual support for youth and facilitators. The program is inclusive of all gender expressions and is led by youth, for youth.