/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Launch of the "Order an Angelot" initiative: putting an end to sexual violence in bars frequented by the student community/

MONTREAL, March 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The campaigns Without Yes, It's No! and Ni viande Ni objet, in collaboration with ASEQ | Studentcare, invite media representatives to attend the launch of the national initiative "Order an Angelot" next Sunday at 11 am at Resto-Bar La Maisonnée, in Cote-des-Neiges. Hélène David, the Minister responsible for Higher Education, will also be present at the launch.

The name "Angelot" literally means "little angel", and the term can be used in both English and French ("Commande un Angelot"). Along the same lines as the Angel Shots (United States) and Ask for Angela (United Kingdom) campaigns, the "Order an Angelot" initiative aims to prevent sexual violence in the student bar environment and protect potential victims. The project partners will present to the media the tools for action and prevention that they will deploy during the upcoming months in the majority of the bars frequented by Quebec's student community.

Attendees include:

  • Hélène David, Minister responsible for Higher Education in Quebec;
  • Pascale Poudrette, Spokesperson for the national campaign Without Yes, It's No! and director of the Bureau d'intervention en matière de harcèlement at U de M;
  • Patrice Allard, Vice-President, Partnerships and Development at ASEQ | Studentcare

Key points:

  • What: Launch of the "Order an Angelot" initiative;
  • Where: Resto-Bar La Maisonnée, 5385 avenue Gatineau, Montreal;
  • When: Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 11 am

About the partners:

Without Yes, It's No! (Sans oui, c'est non!): Geared toward the prevention of sexual violence in post-secondary communities, the goal of this campaign is to deploy tools and activities meant to increase awareness. The campaign deals with issues of consent and offers resources for victims of sexual violence. It brings together 16 universities and 21 university student associations representing more than 225,000 students and 55,000 employees. 18 colleges and 16 college student associations have also joined this awareness movement. www.withoutayesitsano.ca

Ni viande ni objet: nous sommes contre les violences sexuelles: Candid, positive, and based on mobilization, this campaign provides a space in which to reflect on appropriate behaviour and aims to equip CEGEP communities with accessible resources for victims and strategies for education, awareness, and prevention to implement in various settings. Active in around twenty CEGEPs and shared by numerous organizations and post-secondary student associations across Quebec, the campaign was developed in Sherbrooke BY and FOR CEGEP students.

ASEQ | Studentcare: Founded 20 years ago by student association representatives who wanted to improve their members' access to health care, ASEQ | Studentcare is now the leading provider and administrator of group health and dental plans for students in Canada. It serves 76 student associations representing more than 750,000 members at 50 post-secondary institutions across the country. www.aseq.ca / www.studentcare.ca  


SOURCE Without Yes, It's No!

For further information: RSVP/For more details: Julien Nepveu-Villeneuve, public relations representative for the Order an Angelot initiative. Cell: 514-883-2236. Email: julien@aseq.com

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