EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE, STRONG AND FREE
"When I was 8 years old something happened to me – a few times. I was sexually assaulted. After I began high school, my class started COPA. COPA changed my life. They made me feel comfortable and open so I could explain my issues to them, without being terrified. Every since COPA has helped me, I’ve been a much happier person. Your safety and being you is important and that’s one thing that should never be taken away from you."
- Courtney McMurter
COPA Workshop Participant
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The physical and sexual abuse of girls and women alone costs the Canadian economy over $4 billion each year, counting costs related to social services, the justice system, employment and health care.
COPA is an award-winning center of excellence in the field of bullying and violence prevention, as well as equity and inclusion.
COPA is a unique non-profit organization that provides services and resources designed to prevent child abuse. We reach out to young people and the adults in their lives, to help break the cycle of violence.
COPA’s mandate is to ensure that young people have access to the necessary tools, resources and skills to navigate their relationships, including the ability to affirm their own rights while maintaining the rights of others.
Over 135,000 children and youth and adult members of Ontario’s school system have received at least one of COPA’s unique and effective school-based assault prevention programs.