The Be More Than a Bystander program shares its incredibly successful engagement model through several educational and training options suitable for a wide variety of groups.
For all training inquiries, please contact us by email at ccws [at] endingviolence [dot] org or phone 604.633.2506 ext.15.
Bystander High School Presentations
BC Lions players have reached thousands of BC high school students in person since they began delivering the Be More Than a Bystander message in 2012. Each school visit consists of a large-scale assembly to the general student body plus a breakaway leadership session with student leaders. The program focusses on the importance of creating a safe environment in the school for young men and women, what it means to be more than a bystander, and how students can initiate change. Participants receive printed materials, framed in the context of a playbook which contains information on how they can help change attitudes and stop violence against women. Find out more>>
The school program in British Columbia is supported by the the Province of BC and offered at no charge. There is typically a waitlist of schools to host this event.
Bystander Indigenous Community Presentations
Be More Than a Bystander presentations have been delivered to a number of Indigenous communities throughout BC by former BC Lion, JR LaRose. JR is a 2011 Grey Cup champion and a proud member of One Arrow First Nation. He is an accomplished and popular speaker, having facilitated over 400 presentations throughout Canada and the United States since 2008. JR has been a key spokesperson for the Be More Than A Bystander program since its inception in 2011. These presentations are available on a fee-for-service basis.
Bystander Community Event Presentations
Be More Than a Bystander presentations have been delivered at a variety of community events that include Town Halls, safety fairs, conventions, and youth gatherings. These presentations are available on a fee-for-service basis.
This 3-day training program has been delivered to range of groups and organizations throughout BC and Canada that include professional and amateur sports teams, universities and colleges, unions, professional associations and more. Facilitated by anti-violence experts and trained Be More Than a Bystander spokespersons, this popular training gives others the tools they need to share the Be More Than a Bystander engagement model within their organization. These training events are available on a fee-for-service basis.
Bystander for Resource Industry Workplaces
Employers in British Columbia and across Canada are increasingly aware of the impacts domestic and sexual violence can have on their workers and workplaces. Developed to assist employers in fostering environments where individuals can perform at their best, a 30-minute film and viewer’s guide brings the incredibly successful “Be More Than a Bystander” model of individuals taking responsibility for respectful and non-violent interactions to the resource extraction industry with the goal of helping employers and employees enhance health and safety in their workplaces and their communities. Read more >>