YWCA Dating Safe Program
Programs & Services

Dating Safe

YWCA Dating Safe provides youth with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships that are free from violence and abuse. 

Delivered in two schools in Vancouver and Surrey, Dating Safe works with students in Grades 8 to 10. The program was designed to address the rising rates of intimate partner violence in Canada.  


See the program overview here.

Train the Trainer Workshop

Join us to learn from Dating Safe’s lead facilitator, Ry Sword Avola (they/he), as they walk us through the YWCA Dating Safe Curriculum. They will share their knowledge on the program's delivery and approach and provide relevant tips and resources to support facilitators in ensuring an accessible environment for youth of all genders.   


Upcoming sessions will be announced soon.

Please check back regularly for the latest workshop dates and updates.


Ry Sword Avola (they/he) is a queer descendant of Anglo-Celt and Sicilian settlers living on the unceded Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Ry is an artist, facilitator, and organizer that helps develop and deliver social justice, emotional literacy, and healthy relationship education.



Download the Dating Safe Curriculum: Facilitator Guide


Dating Safe receives financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.