bY SURVIVORS, FOR SURVIVORS.
We believe in the power of education as a form of resistance to sexual violence. Survivors are not just victims, we are knowledgeable, skilled, resilient, informed, engaged, active and empowered.
The Dandelion Initiative is led by survivors of sexual violence for survivors. We prioritize the voices of LGBTQ2s+, Black, Indigenous, racialized survivors and believe in the power of education as a form of resistance to violence. We work under an intersectional and trauma-informed framework, applying survivor centric practices to all of our work.
We have grown from whisper networks to developing policies and programs for organizations like Restaurants Canada and Canadian Music Gallery that ensure all people have workplaces free of sexual violence.
We carry out our work on the land known in Kanien’keha as Tkaronto. It has been and continues to be home to many Indigenous peoples, most recently the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, Wyandot and the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. We acknowledge the ongoing colonial and sexual violence on this land and that Indigenous peoples, women and two-spirit people are disproportionately effected by this violence intergenertionally. We will remain committed to prioritizing the voices of Indigenous survivors and using our resources for ongoing support and services.