This panel provides an overview of four research projects that explore young people’s experiences of cyberbullying and cyberviolence, and discusses the kinds of interventions that young people need to help them deal with online misogyny, racism, cyberbullying and violence.
Raine Liliefeldt is a communications professional and relationship builder with over 14 years in the nonprofit sector built on a solid background of event planning and sales in the corporate sector. A creative organizer, educator, project manager and event planner, she has extensive experience in program planning, organizing grassroots initiatives, youth conferences, producing concerts and cultural festivals. As the Director of Member Services and Development at YWCA Canada, Raine is responsible for a number of mission impact projects including a Knowledge Exchange Project On Ending Cyberviolence against Young Women And Girls, Think Big.Start Small, a civic engagement and leadership program for young women and Think Big.Lead Now a national young women’s leadership summit and mentorship program. She also coordinates national organizational meetings, capacity building and training events.
Dillon Black is a gender-nonconforming anti-violence advocate; feminist media maker meets social worker. Dillon is active in anti-violence work locally and sees community-led, anti-oppression and resiliency frameworks as central to the work they do.
In the past Dillon sat on the National Youth Advisory Board for Sexual Health & HIV, partnered with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. Currently, Dillon is Prevention Coordinator with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women and a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Kenta Asakura at the Carleton University School of Social Work. Recently, Dillon was appointed by the Honourable Minister Patty Hajdu to the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council to Help Shape the Federal Strategy on Gender-Based Violence, as the Cyberviolence & LGBTQQI2S expert. Dillon is currently completing their graduate studies at the Carleton University School of Social Work.
Dillon is an award recipient of the 2014 CHEO Healthy Kids "Health Advocacy and Public Education Award" for their contribution in the "Building Capacity for GLBTTQ Youth Mental Health Project" (YSB). Dillon is also an award recipient of “Femmy Awards 2014” (International Women's Day) for their work in ending violence against women in Ottawa.