What They Say

“We hear a lot of stories about how people used some of the tools they learned to check in on someone, whether they outright asked someone if they were okay, or interrupted a situation to ask where the bathroom is. We often hear that people didn’t realize that just starting a small conversation can be a way to check in with someone. It only takes a few minutes, and it can mean so much to that person having difficulty to know that someone took the time to look out for them.”

Anna Wood, HR Manager, RBC Bluesfest

“They provided tips to our planning team members on what each individual should look out for and how to handle anything that they may have experienced at our annual event. Each HOPE individual was so engaged and interested and the staff presenting from Project SoundCheck were so knowledgeable. This is a training session we feel all festivals and events should partake in cause the more eyes you have actively involved, and the more informed we all become, we can all collectively prevent more people from getting hurt.”
Laura Andrews, Operations/Logistics Manager, HOPE Volleyball

“The SAN coordinators did a great job in training our festival staff and volunteers by teaching them what to look out for and address in their surroundings while on site at the event.”
Escapade Music Festival

“Beau’s Brewing Co is run by family and friends. We’re committed to the Bill & Ted philosophy, “Be Excellent to Each Other”, and we expect that guests at our events behave the same way. We’re committed to doing everything we can to provide a welcoming and safe environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, or religion. Because we produce beer-centric festivals that are open to all ages, security and safety are top-of-mind for us. We work to secure these spaces with security teams that are trained in sexual harassment prevention, and we post a Safe Space statement both on the websites and physically on the grounds of the event. We hope that publicly stating our expectations will help to set a tone for behaviour.
Project SoundCheck helps to enhance these measures, and is an important partner for us because they assist in training our volunteers and staff to be aware of, and help prevent, sexual violence. Prevention is the most important factor for us; we recognize that studies have shown large events have heightened risk factors, and our goal is to be as proactive as possible to prevent these kinds of incidences. Project SoundCheck’s innovative and collaborative approach has helped us to train 850 volunteers and staff so far in our first year of partnership, and we look forward to working with them again to help provide safe, secure, and fun environments for all of our guests.”
Josh Gottlieb, Beau’s Brewing Co.

Wondering who our past and current partners are?
RBC Bluesfest, Cityfolk, Hope Volleyball, Ottawa Capital Pride, Glowfair, Ottawa Explosion Weekend, Westfest, Fringe Festival, OH Canada, Media Styles, House of Paint, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Escapade Music Festival, Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls, Arboretum Music Festival, Beau’s Octoberfest, Up Here, House of Targ, Pressed, Bar Robo, Summit Series LLC, (Summit LA2017), Uphere, TOERSA Security.