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.
We are seeking enthusiastic and caring folks of all genders and backgrounds to participate in our 6 week intensive volunteer training program. Applications open August 21st.
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.
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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
Sexualized Violence Awareness Week
A whole week of activities, events, and workshops dedicated to increasing awareness of how to create a campus culture of consent, talking about what sexualized and gender-based violence are, and learning about how to support survivors. This week is a collaboration between AVP, UVSS, and the Student Life Office (UVic).
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!
Interested in volunteering with AVP? Here is your chance! We have an amazing volunteer training lined up for 2017 that will cover topics such as consent, colonization, systemic violence, sex positivity, harm reduction, bystander intervention, creative resistance, and so much more. The training will provide volunteers with the information and skills needed to support survivors of gender-based and sexualized violence,...
During my time working at AVP, I had the privilege of watching a video of a workshop held in 2014 at the Unist’ot’en Camp. It’s a good workshop though the video is at times hard to hear. The workshop covers many topics ranging through decolonization and colonization, the liberation of Indigenous people, domination, violence, privilege, entitlement, whiteness, racism, white guilt,...
On March 20th the Status of Women Canada released their report Taking Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada. This report marks an institutional affirmation of things that have been said for so long by grassroots organizers and community organizations. While we are really excited to see where this shift in the right direction takes us, we...
There are quite a few ways to get in touch with us. We're available on Twitter and Instagram for social stuff. We're also on Facebook now and then. We're also happy when folks fill out our feedback form...
Another semester is done and we want to con-grad-ulate everyone for all their accomplishments whether you graduated or not, whether you remained in classes, dropped out, or took some time off. We know how much it work it can take to get through a semester especially if you dealing with things like violence and/or mental health. Whatever you did to...