Leap21 was created to support a 21st century growing awareness of sexual violence. The intended audience is anyone involved with the child welfare sector in Ontario including:
- young people in and leaving care in Ontario
- foster parents and anyone who cares for and about youth in care
- child protection workers
The toolkit is designed to encourage reflection, learning and dialogue. The information and resources are provided to help strengthen support for young people and to encourage visitors to take action in creating a society that values, respects, supports and includes everyone.
The toolkit focuses on sexual assault and sexual harassment of young people in and leaving care. It does not address sexual abuse of children or the unique needs of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Additional tools may be needed in situations with younger or developmentally challenged children and youth.
Funding for LEAP21 was generously provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services as part of Ontario’s Sexual Violence & Harassment Action Plan. LEAP21 materials do not represent the views of the Ontario Government.Click Here for the Leap 21 Toolkit