Be More Than a Bystander
Youth Education Program
Be More Than a Bystander breaks the silence surrounding gender-based violence by providing accessible tools, language and practical ideas about how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse is not acceptable.
BC Lions players, specially trained by EVA BC on bystander intervention and anti-violence principles, have reached thousands of BC high school students since they began delivering the Be More Than a Bystander message. Presentations are offered both virtually or in-person to the general student body. We coordinate with local anti-violence support workers to ensure students have support if needed. We also provide information for the schools regarding support services in their area.
Recognized by the United Nations
The program focuses on the importance of creating a safe environment in the school for young youth, what it means to be more than a bystander, and how students can initiate impactful change. Participants receive printed materials, framed in the context of a playbook which contains information on how they can help change attitudes and stop gender-based violence.
- Delivered throughout the province of British Columbia
- Offered at no charge
- Can accommodate in-person or virtual presentations