Mentors In Violence Prevention

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) helps secondary school students examine their attitudes, language and behaviors and provides them with tools to respond to and prevent gender violence.

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a program of Sunshine Coast Community Services in partnership with School District #46 and the Sunshine Coast RCMP.

2016 marks the first time in Canada that high school students have participated in the program. Forty grade 11 and 12 students on the Sunshine Coast were the first Canadian students to be trained as MVP Student Mentors.

Acting as positive role models for grade 8 students entering the secondary school environment, the grade 11 and 12 students facilitated discussions that examined attitudes, language and behaviors that contribute to gender violence and explored options for addressing gender violence.  In scenarios that range from verbal abuse to sexual harassment, and from dating violence to sexual consent, students learned practical ways to communicate that violence and abuse are not acceptable.

Program Contact Information

Denise Woodley, Manager - Together Against Violence

Phone

604-885-5881 ext. 229

Additional Number

604-885-9493