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High School

Violence and Bullying prevention

Power to Change

An empowerment-based approach to learning and violence prevention for educators

This one-day workshop explores the issue of bullying at school. Using role-play, interactive group work and discussion, participants will learn more about the scope of the problem, distinguishing between daily conflict and bullying, and appropriate strategies for intervention and prevention. Participants share experiences and practical strategies in a format designed to enhance their capacity and confidence so that they can identify bullying situations and respond constructively. Participants have opportunities to develop skills for immediate application in their daily work lives, whether in the classroom, lunchroom, hallways, bus or playground. This workshop is also available in an adapted format for principals and VPs.

Strategies for Change

A bullying prevention workshop for parents, guardians, caregivers, and families

3 hours online or

5 hours in-person

In this workshop, participants will learn more about bullying, how to recognize it and help prevent it. They will also learn how to offer compassionate, effective and constructive support to children who may be involved in bullying, in a way that focuses on reflection, learning and change.

Child Assault Prevention (CAP) CAPP Project 

Whole-school violence prevention education program for elementary school students in the 1st to 6th grade. A preschool and kindergarten version is also available: CAPP Preschool

CAPP is an empowerment-based prevention program and one of COPA National's core offerings. It is designed to help children and the adults in their community identify, prevent and respond appropriately to situations of aggression and violence. During these positive and interactive sessions, students learn about rights, assertiveness, peer support, and adult support. Sexual, physical, verbal and psychological aggression prevention is presented in an engaging, positive and age-appropriate fashion with strong student participation; using games, songs, stories, self-defense, discussion, role plays and child size puppets. Students learn to recognize aggression and assault, and to protect their own and others’ rights in a constructive manner using strategies of self assertion, peer support and adult support.

Staff and parent workshops are offered prior to the student workshops.

Please note that this program is available in Quebec only through the local providers. You can find them listed here.

Courage 7/8

A violence prevention education program for grade 7 and 8 students consisting of 3 sessions of 75 minutes each, plus a review period

In this series of workshops designed for grade 7 and 8 students, the topics of peer assault (bullying), assault by an unknown person, assault by a known adult, rights and responsibilities, respect and consent will all be explored through discussions, role play and verbal/physical self-defense strategies. Youth will acquire tools and strategies to gain/strengthen their own agency and also support peers.


  • The En Route Toward Consent workshops for adults will be offered before this set of students’ workshops (one workshop for school staff and one for parents and caregivers)


  • In the third session, students will separate into 2 groups: one for those identifying as girls/non-binary and one for those identifying as boys. Girls/non-binary youth will participate in a verbal and physical self-defence course and boys will participate in a workshop on strengthening consent culture.


  • Review period: the review period is offered to students, after the series of workshops, by the facilitation team, on a volunteer one-on-one/small group basis with facilitators to review workshop concepts,


  • The teacher does not participate in these 3 workshops sessions with students and receives training beforehand.

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