Good Touch/Bad Touch is a body safety program. It has been
adapted by the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social
Services, the KRPF, regional social and youth protection services, and the
Kativik School Board to take into account the distinct characteristics of Nunavik
and its Inuit culture. The program teaches children a comfortable way to talk
about topics related to touching. Participants learn about abuse and what to do
in case they are threatened or harmed: who to contact and how to better protect
themselves. For example, they are taught to be able to say "no",
"it's my body" and "abuse is never my fault" without
How the program is delivered
The program is implemented in the communities in Inuktitut over
a two-week period by experienced facilitators with the support of local
During the first week of the program, orientation meetings
as well as awareness and healing workshops are organized for front-line workers,
and information sessions (including a radio show) are conducted for parents and
community members. As well, information letters and related tools are
During the second week of the program, children from
kindergarten to grade 6 participate in different five-day workshops. On the final
day, their understanding of the material is evaluated. The information in the different
workshops is adapted to the age, knowledge and developmental stage of the participants.
The workshops cover various topics through the use of stories, videos and
games. Evaluation meetings and a fun community gathering are also organized
during the second week.
For more information
assistance organizing the Good Touch/Bad Touch program in your community or for
more information about the program, contact the KRPF prevention officer, Lizzie
Aloupa, by telephone at 819-964-2488.
You may also learn more from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services website.