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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 34
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:30 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
• Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Executive Director
• Jaime Sadgrove, Manager, Communications and Advocacy
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
• Brittany McMillan, Executive Director
• Jordanne McLaren, Manager, Client Services and Human Trafficking Response Team
La Maison Hébergement RSSM
• Véronique Couture, Executive Director
The MEHRIT Centre
• Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Psychology, York University
Women of the Métis Nation - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak
• Melanie Omeniho, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the committee resumed its study of mental health of young women and girls.

Garnett Genuis gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee report to the House that in its opinion the government should:

(a) support the development of bystander awareness and intervention training, in collaboration with other levels of government, academia, and civil society organizations, as a key tool for combatting sexual harassment and violence, hate crimes, and other forms of criminal activity;

(b) support the provision of bystander awareness and intervention training to federal workers; and

(c) encourage all Canadians to avail themselves of opportunities to take bystander awareness and intervention training.

Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Brittany McMillan, Véronique Couture, Stuart Shanker and Melanie Omeniho made statements and, with Jaime Sadgrove, answered questions.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the clerk of the committee make the necessary arrangements for an informal luncheon with the delegation of the National Assembly of Armenia.

At 5:25 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Alexie Labelle
Clerk of the committee