A $40,000 grant from Quebec will enable the Benado group from Delson to translate into English its Guide of resources for prevention of intimidation and violence, whose French edition was deployed in schools last November. A version addressing itself to parents and a contest for children are also in the plans.
Translation Dan Rosenburg
The group is the beneficiary of this financial aid granted by the Ensemble government program against intimidation, but “it represents about ten regional interveners who contributed to the elaboration of this guide,” specifies Benado’s programs coordinator Isabelle Dubuc.
“We are forming the concerted regional committee against intimidation and violence,” she explains. “We are very happy to receive this financing, because all the buyers who participate in this project dedicate lots of hours towards its realization.”
The $40,000, the maximum amount granted to a group, will assure the distribution of the guide in English schools on the territory once it is translated.
Satisfied with the success of this resource for the children, the committee is hoping to conceive a version adapted for the parents that will be available in four languages, two of which are to be determined.
“Then, we are planning to organize a contest where we will invite the children to realize a production – a drawing or a painting, for example. They will have to treat methods of opposing intimidation,” explains the coordinator who foresees that all these projects will conclude between now and July of 2021.
Regional concertation committee against intimidation and violence
– Action against violence and Chateauguay family intervention;
– CALACS Chateauguay;
– Re-Source Chateauguay;
– Roussillon intermunicipal police board;
– Chateauguay Police Service;
– Town of Mercier Police Service;
– Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries
– Espace Châteauguay