The SHIELD Project and Violence Prevention Labrador staff travelled to Cartwright from December 6-8 2021. We are incredibly grateful for the connections we made and the amazing community support throughout our visit and events!
We started the week with a Community Groups & Agencies Roundtable to talk about youth health, relationships, violence prevention and other important topics.
Our first youth event was a Wenlido Self Defense & Healthy Relationships Workshop. We talked about boundaries, conflict and consent before starting a great evening of practicing self defense techniques.
A Youth Paint Night took place on December 7th, 2021. We talked about healthy relationships, sexual health and harm reduction while we painted.
We also visited Henry Gordon Academy to share a presentation on Gender Identity & Sexuality on December 8th. In the afternoon, a Parent, Guardian & Supportive Adult Drop-In was held.
We concluded our week with a Youth Movie Night and further discussion on gender identity & sexual orientation. It was a wonderful few days of community events. We can’t say thanks enough to everyone who made our SHIELD youth tour such a huge success. Thank you to Community Youth Network Cartwright, Labrador Grenfell Health, NunatuKavut, Sandwich Bay 50 Plus Club, Henry Gordon Academy, and Violence Prevention Labrador. Big thanks to all the youth who attended our events and the fantastic team of supportive adults who helped to organize. We can’t wait to visit again!