Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. A franco-ontarienne originally from Northern Ontario, she is based in Ottawa.

Julie donne des présentations en anglais et en français. 


Julie holds a BA and MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. Julie is a frequent media source on issues of violence against women and her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, TVO’s The Agenda, Vice, WIRED magazine and FLARE, among others.


She counts getting a sexual assault centre at Carleton University, keeping calm while debating Margaret Wente on live TV and having Stephen Harper side with her, as career highlights.

Julie has won numerous awards for her work including "Best Volunteer in a Leading Role" by Volunteer Ottawa, a two-time winner of the "Femmy Award" and she is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. 

Julie is available to deliver workshops on: sexual violence prevention, root causes of stalking and safety planning for survivors, creating safer work environments, feminism 101 (and 2.0), using performance art to address social change and addressing violence against elderly women. 

She is also available for keynote presentations on her experience of surviving intimate partner violence and stalking. 

Featured workshop: 

Deconstructing and Moving Past Sexualized Violence (1.5-3 hours)
Facilitated exclusively by Julie S. Lalonde and Kevin Vowles, this workshop examines the root causes of sexualized violence, including victim blaming, gender expectations, and social learning mechanisms.  From there, participants build consent culture and address how to create safer environments by addressing the objectification of women, toxic masculinity and the apathy of bystanders. Galvanized to action, participants leave motivated to create and maintain safer spaces in their social lives. 

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