Flip the Script

An evidence-based sexual assault prevention training 

What is Flip the Script

Flip the Script™ is a 12-hour program for women aged 16-24 that cuts their risk of sexual violence by more than half(2).  It was developed at the Sexual Assault Resistance Education Centre at the University of Windsor and is recognized by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Blueprints for Healthy Youth.  

“This program should be in all the schools.”

“The facilitators were open, friendly, and made it a safe environment for me.”

“I would tell other women to 100% sign up because it was so enjoyable and I came away so much more

knowledgeable and with so many tools!”

"Young women aged 16-19 please sign up to do this workshop! It will be life-changing."

Saleema Noon

We want all women to have safe and healthy relationships, but many of us are unsure how to give them the skills they need. Flip the Script teaches young women about the building blocks of healthy relationships, then helps them identify the physical intimacy they desire, so they can communicate their wishes and enforce their boundaries

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Our most recent session was October 1-2, 2022. Next session date is TBD. Stay tuned to this page for more info about the next session!

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What is the E.A.A.A Curriculum?

Flip The Script's evidence-based approach





Flip The Script: The Evidence

Flip The Script was developed at the Sexual Assault Resistance Education (SARE) Centre over a decade of research. 

History of Flip The Script

 “We regularly see the devastating effect that sexual violence has on young women in our community. We are lucky to have this evidence-based program available right here on the North Shore.” 

Nicole Kennedy,  Youth Prevention Educator, the Foundry

Sexual Violence in Canada

In 2021, rising rates of sexual assault accounted for a 40% increase in the Violent Crime Severity Index (3). Even so, sexual assault remains vastly under-reported, and the 2018 Survey of Safety in Public and Private Places indicated that women only reported the most severe assault that they experienced, if they reported at all. 

1 in 3 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and more than 60% of British Columbians know a woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted. Every week, there are more than 1000 physical or sexual assaults against women in BC (4).


Who can attend?

The NSWC offers our Flip The Script program for self-identified women and gender-diverse individuals aged 16-19. This program recognizes that LGBTQ2S+ individuals are at elevated risk of sexual violence, even if they do not date men. ​

When is the next session?

Our next session is October 1-2, 11am-5:30pm. Register here.

Waitlist for the next session, if you are unable to register, is here.

For more information, email  flipthescript@northshorewomen.ca or contact us.