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 non-judgmental, 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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AVP is hiring a Volunteer Organizer!

Passionate about ending sexualized and gender-based violence? We’re looking for someone to fill the Volunteer Organizer (Outreach Officer) position on the AVP team! This position is open to all UVic undergraduate students, and includes recruiting and training new volunteers for our sexual assault centre, as well as communicating with our current wonderful volunteers and organizing tasks for them. This is…

Winter/Spring 2019 Term Summary

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This may be a little late (oops) but…the flowers are out, the sun is here and we are so excited to have finished another term here on campus! This past our team of staff and volunteers facilitated 8 workshops, 8 Men Circles and conducted 940 minutes of support sessions. Here is a list of some of the things we got…

Volunteer with us!

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The Anti-Violence Project is looking for passionate volunteers! We are the on-campus sexual assault centre at the University of Victoria. We provide sex-positive, anti-oppressive services to people of all genders to prevent and act against gender-based and sexualized violence, including regular peer support hours, free workshops, outreach activities, and free safer sex supplies. Our education and advocacy initiatives on campus…

What Does It Mean to “Hold Space for Someone?”

The statement to hold space for someone is becoming more popular. But what does this mean? I have thought about this concept more and more as I continue to support survivors and even as I support loved ones through hard times. There is great importance in holding space and understanding how to do this. It is human nature, especially in…

Thank you UVic Grad Students!

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This month, graduate students at UVic voted 61.6% in favour of increasing our funding. We are humbled by this show of support, and so grateful to be able to continue supporting you right back. Here’s some of the things we hope to do with this funding increase: Conduct paid consultation and focus groups with grad students about violence on campus…

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Join Project Respect in their summer Youth Programming project on Cyberviolence & Social Justice!

For more info, join the Facebook Event:
https://t.co/eaaYcDEBT0

"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:
https://t.co/KUh1hUeZbU

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
Email: support@antiviolenceproject.org
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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."

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#Dec17 is #redumbrelladay - join @PeersVictoria in working towards ending violence against sexworkers
https://t.co/n36RTMWkyJ
#sexworkiswork

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