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Introduction to Respect Education

Course Overview

The purpose of the Introduction to Respect Education course is to introduce the work of the Canadian Red Cross and its award-winning program dedicated to promoting respect and preventing violence.

Who Should Take the Course?

Anyone who wants to learn more about the Canadian Red Cross and preventing violence globally through respect education.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Introduction to Respect Education course, participants will understand the Canadian Red Cross’ mission and values, Red Cross Respect Education programs, and how to get involved and get more information. Participants will become familiar with the importance of creating safe environments free from child abuse, teen dating violence, bullying, and workplace violence.

This course presents the following topics:
  • Welcome and Introduction to Respect Education
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Who we are
  • The Fundamental Principles
  • Our history
  • Canadian Red Cross Respect Education program
  • Aim and approach
  • Programs
  • Work in Canada and worldwide
  • Next steps: How you can get involved

Evaluation Process


Course Duration

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take about 25 minutes to complete.