Stepping Up to the Plate Toolkit

This toolkit is a guide to planning and implementing projects that use art and creative medium in anti-violence work for trans female newcomers. An emphasis on community safety for immigrant and refugee women who also identify as trans is obviously a super important way to support women making the transition to Canadian life and society.


While it’s essential for all women to be safe from violence, of course, the unique barriers faced by immigrants make this type of programming really essential.  


Here’s what you’ll find in the toolkit:



-Benefits of an “expressive art process”

-Addressing marginalization as a result of community violence

-participant reflection

-Increasing accessibility (particularly with regards to language and cost)

-Building agency

-Creating wider social change



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