Victoria Women’s Transition House Youth Engagement Project, run by the PEACE Team

Empowering youth, transforming communities:
uniting against gender-based violence

What is the Youth Engagement Project?

A school-based, year long project for self-motivated youth interested in social justice and gender equity issues. VWTH PEACE team will facilitate monthly check-in sessions and provide workshops, learning opportunities and resources on topics of interest to the group. Each student will identify their own way to demonstrate their learning and develop their own final project. Examples include: a resource web page; an art project; a group presentation.

Who is it for?

  • Greater Victoria area high school students aged 15-18 of any gender
  • Anyone with an interest in social or community activism
  • Must be committed to engaging throughout the school year including once-a-month group sessions.

What will VWTH provide?

  • Monthly facilitated group check ins
  • Workshops and/or resources on specific topics related to gender-based violence
  • A reference letter

What will you get?

  • A chance to connect with peers from across the community
  • Opportunities to extend your knowledge and skills
  • The tools to address gender based violence in your spaces (school, sports team, the gym, social group)
  • Great Capstone Project opportunity
  • Fulfill your volunteer hours requirement for high school graduation
  • An amazing accomplishment to add to your university application form


If you are interested in learning more about the project please call the Community Office and speak to the PEACE Team: 250-592-2927

When you are ready you can submit your interest here


This project is being generously funded by the Silver Gummy Foundation