Our Vision: We work to eliminate bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination in schools and youth communities.
How we do it:
- Educational programming: through workshops and presentations we use education as a way to stop bullying & discrimination
- Conferences and Professional Development: by building a capacity for acceptance and understanding among youth and adults we provide the tools to empower future leaders
- Arts Programs: in creative and fun ways, we start dialogues about tough issues and celebrate culture
- Community Involvement: as a proud community partner, we believe in collaboration and participate in networks, associations, and consultations
- Supporting Youth Ideas: we promote youth initiatives by providing a variety of tools that support and guide youths and their projects
Jer's Vision is:
We are a leader in anti-bullying and anti-discrimination programming. Recognized throughout the continent (and some parts of the world) for our work with youth groups and organizations. We are a youth led organization that is making a real difference in the communities we work in.
Our organization looks at diversity inclusively, this means we look at all forms of discrimination (homophobia, sexism, racism...) in parallel, and through their intersections (ex. how sexism and racism affects a woman of color). We are also unique because our programming reaches out not just to the marginalized/minority populations, but also to the general population (ex. educating straight people on homophobia), thereby engaging them in taking a proactive role in preventing discrimination by promoting diversity themselves.
Today Jer’s Vision runs programming all over Canada and the United States, with the talents of our volunteers we are able to run programming for over 75,000 people annually. We are also a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (DayOfPink.org), engaging millions of people in wearing pink and to run programs that stand up to bullying. We encourage you to find out more about Jer's Vision & the International Day of Pink, and get involved in making your community a safer and more diverse place.