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Welcome to PREVNet

Canada's authority on bullying

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.

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We are excited to announce that Volume 4: Healthy Development, Healthy Communities is now available to order exclusively through PREVNet. This volume features the most current research findings from leading Canadian scholars and practitioners. The book will help readers consider their roles in shaping healthy relationships and supporting healthy development in all the places where children and youth are found. Learn more
The Durham District Board's safe schools team reccently adapted PREVNet's Bullying Prevention and Intervention in the School Environment: Factsheets and Tools (2014) so they could provide training for staff and administration in their 131 schools. By using stratgies that work, we can stop bullying in Canada and promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children and youth. Learn more
A recent UNICEF report revealed that Canada ranks poorly among wealthy countries for children's well-being. The report ranks Canada 25th out of 41 countries. The ranking is a combination of many factors, including mental health, bullying and healthy relationships.  Learn more
PREVNet is a proud partner of the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, run by the Toronto Argonauts. Celebrating its 17th year in September, the Huddle Up Program seeks to utilize student empowerment combined with powerful testimonials to encourage youth to be advocates of bullying prevention in their school. Huddle Up has visited over 500,000 students aged 8-18 in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Learn more
PREVNet's Partnership Featured as NCE Highlight for 2017
PREVNet's partnerships with SHIFT, the Canadian Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBS) was featured as one of ten stories of collaboration and innovation in the Network of Centres of Excellence 2017 report.  Learn more
Restorative Justice for Healthy Relationships
PREVNet is proud to promote Restorative Justice for Healthy Relationships, based on the work of our partner researcher Dr. Dorothy Vaandering. Restorative justice is an approach to building relationship skills that value all, despite differences. This approach also promotes justice based on the unique needs of the individual. Learn more
PREVNet's 9th annual conference is announced!  Join us in Ottawa this year for an outstanding opportunity to join PREVNet's experts and distinguished guests as we bring Canada together to promote the wellbeing of children. More details soon! Learn more

Bullying Policy & Legislation

The law on bullying in Canada and your rights and responsibilities.

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NCE Projects

Networks of Centres of Excellence – Our 10 Knowledge Mobilization Projects

Mobilizing research to improve the lives of Canadians and enact social change.

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Research

Read summaries of PREVNet's comprehensive research on bullying and our understanding of it as a relationship problem. Find useful resources, tools, books and videos and learn more about how to create a world free from bullying.

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Canada's authority on bullying

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.

Learn more about PREVNet

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