Opportunity: Inform Canada’s GBV Awareness Campaign

Oct 6, 2022

We’re looking for Black, Indigenous, and racialized young women and gender diverse youth between the ages of 18 and 24 to share their understanding and experiences of gender-based violence in focus groups and surveys to support platforms research and the development of the Government of Canada’s GBV awareness campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase knowledge, challenge attitudes, and change behaviours contributing to GBV among young people across what is currently known as Canada.

The Government of Canada is launching an awareness campaign focused on gender-based violence (GBV) for youth and young adults. Platform has partnered with the government to bring real insights, feedback, and perspective’s from young people to the forefront of the campaign, as well as in our own research, programming, and advocacy as an organization.

The goal of these consultations is to learn more about the current understanding and experiences of GBV among youth and identify any gaps, needs, motivators, and barriers to help develop campaign content as well as platform programming, research, and support related to GBV. The analysis of the experiences and recommendations during these consultations will be used to inform national awareness campaigns, programming, and research for all youth in Canada.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Black, Indigenous, and racialized young women and gender-diverse folks between the ages of 18 and 24.

What will we do?

There are two options for engagement, and participants can engage in either or both options: Focus Groups and Surveys.

1) Focus Groups

The Focus Groups should last around an hour, and surveys should take around 20-30 minutes to complete. All data will be anonymized for confidentiality and only used for research purposes.

Focus Group Participants will be compensated a $50 honoraria for their time and knowledge.

Focus group registrations are open from October 11, 2022, to October 21st, 2022.

2) Survey

Survey registrations will open later this month and will be open until November. Survey participants will receive a $25 compensation.

Sign up for updates to be notified when the survey is live.

Participants may only engage in 1 focus group and 1 survey each (maximum of $75 honoraria).

Reach out to apefa@theplatform.ca if you have any question.