Youth Dating Violence Prevention 101

What Everyone Needs to Know

Legislation and Youth Dating Violence

How the Law Deals with Youth Dating Violence Across Canada

Each province and territory has their own legislation or policies to address the issue. Click on the map or links below to learn more about how the law deals with youth dating violence in your province or territory and your rights and responsibilities as a youth, parent/caregiver, or educator.

These summaries were prepared by PREVNet and reviewed by senior law students. They present our current understanding of the legislation in each province and territory. They are intended to provide guidance but not legal advice for youth, parents and educators. We welcome feedback and will update these summaries as more information becomes available, or as new legislation is enacted.

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