Media Advisory - YWCA Toronto

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ -

    What:     High Risk High School Students Share Anti-Violence Strategies
              at First Ever "Common Ground" Conference

    When:     Friday October 17, 2008 9am to 4:30pm

    Where:    Ryerson University, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

    Why:      To develop youth-led strategies to combat sexual violence in
              schools and build respect and common ground between boys and

    How:      A day-long leadership development program for high-school aged
              youth with youth led panels, film, multi-media creativity,
              healthy dating for boys/healthy dating relationships for girls,
              and a skills development workshop for teachers

    Who:      YWCA Toronto, Week Without Violence, and White Ribbon Campaign

    This year, as part of YWCA's Week Without Violence, we have joined forces
to present the first Common Ground Conference The Power of Being A
Girl/Respect for Being a Boy conference, as a response to a broadly
acknowledged need to "build common ground" between young women and young men
in Toronto high schools.
    With the sponsorship of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's
Federation, District 12, we have 175 students registered as delegates who have
committed to be ambassadors in their schools and communities when the day-long
interactive conference is over.

For further information:

For further information: For interviews with girls from the organizing
committee, or with Heather McGregor CEO, YWCA Toronto, or Todd Minerson,
Executive Director White Ribbon Campaign, or to get more information, please
call Raine Liliefeldt, Manager of Communications, YWCA Toronto, (416)
660-9483. For a list of workshops and more information, see and

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