Consent Workshops

Our consent workshops run at least once a month from September to April. The workshop is two hours long and will be held at the University of Victoria. They are free of charge, open to students and community members, and have a no late-comer policy.

Consent Workshops 

Find Support

Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do. When you are asking for help about an issue that might feel really private, confusing and/or embarrassing, it is important to get support that is judgemental, without pressure, and informed.

Emergency contact info

Support Hours

Supporting a Survivor Workshops

This workshop provides some foundations for supporting survivors of sexualized violence. Throughout the workshop we will discuss different approaches and tools that can be used when supporting someone. Workshops are offered several times throughout the fall and winter semesters, are open to everyone, and are free of charge.

Workshop dates and registration

The Men’s Circle

The Men’s Circle at UVic aims to challenge gender-based violence and dominant constructions of masculinity. These gatherings are open to all men and masculine identified people (not just students!) so come and bring a friend or two!

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What is it like to volunteer with AVP?

As you may have heard, AVP’s annual volunteer training is beginning in May this year instead of September! If you are thinking of applying to volunteer with AVP, you may have already checked out the Volunteering with AVP page on our website. As you can see on there, volunteer training consists of about 30-40 hours of workshops on a variety…

Thinking About Healing

a sketch of three flowers with pointed petals. The background is a soft purple, there are bright leaves of pink, salmon, and yellow surrounding the flowers. This image is taken from the front cover of the healing zine.

After a very long process of collaboration, creativity, and care, we have a new zine! This zine is thinking about healing. Healing – The restoration and balancing of our bodies, minds, energies, spirits, communities, identities, of ourselves (in any way that we understand our self to be). Healing is not curing or solving, it does not expect forgetfulness or falsity of feeling – it’s…

We’re hiring a Support Coordinator

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We’re hiring a new Support Coordinator to join our fabulous team! It’s a 20 hour a week position that pays $24.39/hr plus vacation pay, has a pay increase each year, and sweet benefits like medical/dental coverage. The ‘support’ in this job refers to supporting survivors, people who support survivors, and people who have caused harm. It also means supporting co-workers…

Volunteer Training…. May 2018!

a collaged poster reads: "volunteer with the anti violence project. applications due april 17th. the words are pasted on in strips, and there are cut out images of a white dog white pointy ears sleeping, and a leaf that is half orange and half green. Another cut out image is visible at the bottom of the page, but it is unclear what it is.

Volunteers play a huge role at the Anti-Violence Project. They run workshops, organize events, host drop in hours, and many many other amazing things. With our limited paid staff hours, volunteers are essential. This is why we invest so much time (and love) into training them. We are trying something different this year. We are going to host volunteer training…

Volunteer with us in 2018!

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Are you interested in volunteering with AVP? Here is your chance! We’ve been hard at work planning an exciting volunteer training program for 2018. This year, the training will cover topics such as consent, care, colonization, heteropatriarchy, white supremacy and so much more (no worries if you aren’t familiar with these terms, it’s all covered in the training!). As volunteers,…

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We're hiring #uvic #uvss #webelievesurvivors

Volunteer with us in 2018! Applications now open!


"You can take clothes away from a person, but you can’t take a person out of the systemic structures of oppression in which we all live."... more on how dress codes reinforce systemic violence in our recent blog post:

Support Hours are back!
Mon 12:30–2:30, 4–6 pm
Tues 1–5
Weds 12–2, 3–5
Thurs 11:30–1:30
all other times by appt
Call: 250-472-4388
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"ending sexualized violence is not about getting rid of a few ‘bad apples’. Rape culture, like white supremacy, is systemic, structural, and collectively created and perpetuated."

#Dec17 is #redumbrelladay - join @PeersVictoria in working towards ending violence against sexworkers

Really really appreciate this piece by Kai Cheng Thom on the uncomfortable reliance on punitive "justice" in this moment of #MeToo and mass revelations of sexual abuse:

Whoa what a month! We did: a referendum, 3 Men's Circles, 5 workshops, 20 support sessions (905 min and a record # of sessions). Thanks again for supporting our work with a Yes in the referendum. We're stoked to be able to keep up this pace with more staffing hours!! #uvic #uvss

This year our #ConsentComesFirst team has expanded to include Yami Msosa & Jiaqing Wilson Yang. I love learning with them. @kitjiaqing & @YamiJMsosa.

From the Martlet Archives: A 1998 news story detailing the first paid coordinator for the AVP (what was once known as the Open UVic Resource Sexual Assault Centre). Recently students voted on increasing the AVP's fee levy for the first time since 1998.

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