Join our Intervention Action Committee as we launch Speak OUT: Building Solutions.

We’re looking for dedicated community advocates, gender-based violence experts, and 2SLGBTQI youth to guide the winning pilot program from Speak OUT: Hackathon at 5 community service agencies across Ontario!

About the Winning Pilot Program:

The winning program from Speak OUT: Hackathon is a trauma and violence-informed group art intervention. Youth participants will work together to create digital zines that represent their experiences and reflections around building relationships, dating violence, and community care.

The Committee:

The Intervention Action Committee will be comprised of 10 -14 members across Ontario, consisting of dedicated community advocates, gender-based violence experts, and 2SLGBTQI youth. The Committee serves to provide input during the period of appointment. They will do this by engaging with the winning team at key junctures during the planning, design and implementation of the pilot program. Participation of the committee will help to ensure that programming is relevant and accessible to 2SLGBTQI youth communities in Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Committee members will participate in an introductory meeting, and monthly 2-hour meetings to provide input into intervention design and planning (July 2021- March 2022).
  • Participate in monthly 2-hour meetings to provide input into intervention monitoring, controlling and evaluation (April 2022- March 2023).
  • Supporting intervention design by performing research to gain knowledge about similar interventions and programs.
  • Completing self-assigned tasks between meetings to support intervention design and planning.

Timeline:

The committee will work together from July 2021 to March 2022 to create a comprehensive program, and the pilot will run from April 2022-23.

*Participants will receive an honorarium, a welcome package, and meal tickets for their commitment and contribution to the Intervention Action Committee.


More about Speak OUT:

Speak OUT is a multi-year project in 3 phases. The first phase was a nationwide survey of 2SLGBTQI youth. We asked them about their experiences of dating and dating violence, and about what kind of support they needed. The second phase, a community-driven & interactive event we called Speak OUT: Hackathon, was held in January 2021. The Hackathon saw service providers and youth come together online to build four incredible pilot program proposals.

We left the Hackathon with one winning pilot that we will use as a model, with the support of a committee, to build our phase 3 intervention! This intervention will be piloted in partnership with five (5) community service agencies across Ontario. The winning pilot at the Hackathon is a trauma and violence-informed group art intervention. Youth participants will work together to create digital zines that represent their experiences and reflections around building relationships, dating violence, and community care.


Apply for the Speak OUT: Intervention Action Committee

This committee of dedicated community advocates, gender-based violence experts, and 2SLGBTQI youth will work together to guide this arts intervention. The committee will work together from July 2021 to March 2022 to create a comprehensive program, and the pilot will run from April 2022-23.


If you are interested in partnering with Egale for this exciting event, or interested in volunteering as an events coordinator, please email speakout@egale.ca