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Taking Pride: Fostering healthy relationships among 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Date & time
Friday, October 20, 2023 –
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


Jenna Rose


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Two hands forming a heart against a rainbow backdrop

University can be a key place for 2SLGBTQ+ young people to learn knowledge and skills for healthy romantic relationships. SARAVYC has partnered with the McCreary Centre society and their Youth Research Academy to develop, implement, and evaluate a healthy relationship program for young people. The program aims to equip 2SLGBTQIA+ students with the skills to recognize and engage in happy, healthy relationships while reducing the number of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals who experience relationship violence. The program consists of 6 modules and will be offered weekly to Concordia University students from mid-October until the end of November.

The training helps develop:

  • How to recognize warning signs in 2SLGBTQ+ relationships;
  • Skills for healthy romantic relationships and friendships;
  • Bystander and support strategies for friends in violent relationships

Students have the opportunity to participate in peer led discussions over the six-week training. Peer facilitators trained by our team will lead six one-hour modules covering:

  • conflict resolution
  • consent
  • difficult conversations and communication
  • boundaries and values
  • community connection

Surveys collected before and after the intervention will help SARAVYC evaluate the program’s development.

Choose from one of two workshop series groups:

Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm

  • 10/25/2023
  • 11/01/2023
  • 11/08/2023
  • 11/15/2023
  • 11/22/2023
  • 11/29/2023

Fridays from 11am - 12pm

  • 10/20/2023
  • 10/27/2023
  • 11/03/2023
  • 11/10/2023
  • 11/17/2023
  • 11/24/2023

*Taking Pride will be held in-person at Concordia's SGW campus. Exact locations will be sent to the registrants by email before the start of the series.

For questions about the study, contact

Principal investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc

For questions about the Concordia workshop series, contact

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