There are many ways to participate in Take Back the Night! We’ve included some information on this page on how you might be able to get involved with Take Back the Night in York Region. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
Our favourite way to ask people to participate in Take Back the Night is by asking them to get loud! If you feel comfortable doing so, tell the people you know about Take Back the Night and why it’s important — or share about it on social media. Our event wouldn’t exist if people didn’t join us in getting loud, and the louder we get the more of an impact we have!
Of course, we’d also love for you to join us during the event, which will be livestreamed on Youtube. The planning committee carefully looked at the options for this year's event and we decided that this would be the safest way to involve the most people. During the event, there will be a live chat for viewers to share their thoughts and support (the chat will be moderated). We’re excited that our livestream will have live closed captioning available. If you have any questions or concerns, including about accessibility or safety, please visit our FAQs page or contact us!>
Click the link below to save or bookmark the livestream before we start on Friday, September 10th at 7:00pm!
A Survivor’s Dream
A Survivor’s Dream looks different for every survivor. Our dream? To help each survivor realize their dream. Whether this may entail regaining power, pursuing legal action, advocating, seeking support, or being a peer mentor, Take Back the Night (TBTN) is one piece towards actualizing these dreams. TBTN involves raising awareness of and taking a stand against sexual violence, a pivotal piece in the journey towards collective healing and recovery.
Our Survivor’s Dream Campaign aims to highlight these dreams, visions, and ideal futures through the voices of survivors, the folks who support them (service providers), and those personally touched by survivors (family/friends). We invite those who would like to share their creations with us to submit them by clicking on the ‘Submit my Work’ button below.
Volunteer with Us
Our needs for volunteers change every year. Since our event this year will be presented remotely via livestream, we don’t have any additional needs for volunteers beyond our planning committee. Thank you for your interest and we hope you can join us to watch this year’s event!
Donate to TBTN
Take Back the Night is not a core-funded initiative — all of our funds are raised! We are very grateful to our donors and sponsors, who get featured on our contributors page and on social media. If you are interested in donating, no amount it too small, click on the button below to get in touch!
Alternatively, we also sell t-shirts (and some other merchandise) to help raise funds for Take Back the Night. You can find the link to our shop below!