Consent Workshops

Our consent workshops run regularly 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.

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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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We’re offering a workshop on setting boundaries!

Workshop poster, with the text "Free Workshop: Simple Tools for Skillful Boundaries, facilitated by Hannah Harris-Sutro. In this workshop, participants will learn a simple, practical, body-centred process for figuring out their boundaries, articulating those boundaries to those who need to know about them, and maintaining those boundaries. Developing our skills around setting boundaries allows us to take better care of ourselves, have more mutually nurturing relationships, and ride the up & down ferris wheel of life more smoothly. This workshop is dissociation-friendly & trauma-informed. Participation is a spectrum & nothing is obligatory.  Snacks and water/tea provided. November 7th, 7 to 9 pm, UVic (location upon registration). Register at antiviolenceproject.org/workshops.

On Thursday, November 7th, AVP and the UVic Gender Empowerment Centre will be offering a workshop called “Simple Tools for Skillful Boundaries” facilitated Hannah Harris-Sutro, a workshop facilitator from tio’tia:ke (Montreal). In this workshop, participants will learn a simple, practical, body-centred process for figuring out their boundaries, articulating those boundaries to those who need to know about them, and maintaining…

Having the Difficult (and Necessary) Conversations: Talking to Kids about Colonization, Colonialism, and Decolonization (as a White Settler Parent)

By an AVP volunteer. Disclaimer: This was written by a white settler and is intended to be read and reflected on by other white settlers. While this may be read by folks who do not fit into this category, it is important to note that the “we” I am implicating is specifically white settlers across Turtle Island. Discussions of colonization…

Be our work study student this year!

Image of blue desk with the text: "We're hiring a workstudy student! (Get your applications in by September twenty-third.

We’re hiring a work study to join our fabulous team for the 2019/2020 school year! We have 340 hours at $14.50 per hour available. Students must be eligible for the UVic Work Study program (see link for more information and how to apply). Every year, the work study helps us tackle new projects, as well as supports our team through administrative…

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

Photo of a table with several items on it including a kettle, a box of kleenex, colouring supplies and a salt lamp.

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…

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/12/national-day-of-remembrance-and-action-on-violence-against-women/

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

For more info, join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/178436449501401/?active_tab=discussion

SEX WORK IS WORK
AND
FOSTA/SESTA IS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/06/fosta-sesta-is-gender-based-violence/

We're hiring https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/04/were-hiring-a-support-coordinator/ #uvic #uvss #webelievesurvivors

Volunteer with us in 2018! Applications now open! https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/03/volunteer2018/

REDUCE HARM - PRACTISE CONSENT https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/02/harm-reduction-and-consent/

"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://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/01/how-dress-codes-reinforce-systemic-violence/

"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."

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/01/disposability-and-distancing-from-collective-complicity/

#Dec17 is #redumbrelladay - join @PeersVictoria in working towards ending violence against sexworkers
https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2017/12/red-umbrella-day/
#sexworkiswork

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