Speak OUT is a 5-year, 3 phase project addressing youth dating violence within the LGBTQI2S community. This project aims to find answers about youth experiences of dating violence within the LGBTQI2S community, and to inform a youth-directed intervention program pilot.

Phase One (Live now)

Egale is conducting a national survey about the personal experiences LGBTQI2S youth (14-24) with dating violence, healthy relationships, and support services. The survey is being done in partnership with the University of Manitoba and will result in a comprehensive report.


Phase Two

Egale will host a 2-day Hackathon in August 2020 in Toronto, ON, inviting service workers and youth from across the province to join us in “hacking” solutions in supportive programming for LGBTQI2S youth experiencing dating violence.

Phase Three

Egale and our partners will work with the winning Hackathon team, a committee of dating violence experts, and youth to put your idea into action! The idea selected by judges at the Speak OUT Hackathon will be piloted at 5 community organizations across Ontario over a 2-year period.

Online registration will be available in February 2020.

More information will be available in September 2020.


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