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Lilia Goldfarb
Montreal, QC
Nominated by: Prévention Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Lilia Goldfarb is Director of Programs at the YWCA Montreal, where she is responsible for Child, Youth and Family Programs as well as Employment and Entrepreneurship Services. Over the last 14 years she has developed numerous projects, programs, trainings and sensitization tools such as films, video clips, virtual reality experiences and others. Many of these tools have received awards such as the Exemplary Programming award from YWCA Canada (2008 and 2017); the Peacemakers Award from the YMCA’s of Quebec, as well as the Equality Award Thérèse Casgrain from the Québec Government (2013, 2016 and 2017). A gender specialist, Ms. Goldfarb is a frequent speaker on the social impact of the hypersexualisation and pornification of society as well as on sexual exploitation and other issues affecting girls. She has published a number of articles and was instrumental in producing two films by documentary film maker Sophie Bissonnette for the National Film Board of Canada: Sexy Inc.: Our children under influence and Staying Real: Teens confront sexual stereotypes. Ms. Goldfarb holds an M.A. in the Special Individualized Program and a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University.

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