What’s Happening at AVP this Fall?

AVP has a new team

It’s an exciting time for AVP as we enter the 2021 Fall semester along with the UVic community. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as the new AVP team! Although we are a small team, we are filled with a whole lot of passion and dedication to providing anti-oppressive and sex-positive services and education, as well as advocacy and action to people of all genders on and off-campus. 

Meet the team!

Jenn Krogfoss (she/her), Support Coordinator

Jenn brings to AVP nearly a decade of work experience in the social services and mental health field. She has been dedicated to working with adults, youth, and families experiencing a multitude of intersecting forms of oppression and violence within the justice, public school, foster care, and health care systems. Jenn is dedicated to creating and delivering helpful, engaging, and impactful support services to survivors through prioritizing their lived experiences and needs for healing and support.

Elaine Balogun (she/her), Community Coordinator

Elaine brings to AVP an impressive background in community development and student leadership, community and civic engagement, and anti-racist advocacy. She holds a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies and is currently working on an MEd in Adult Education and Community Engagement. Elaine is excited to take on the role of Community Coordinator and looks forward to working on projects rooted in a culture of consent, transformative justice, and care.

Niko Mumford (they/them), Education Coordinator

Niko brings to AVP exceptional skills as an educator and facilitator. They transitioned into their role as the Education Coordinator from their positions as both UVSS’s Gender Empowerment Centre Coordinator and AVP’s Volunteer Organizer! Niko’s background also includes seven years facilitating violence prevention programs from a root cause and anti-oppressive perspective with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. Their work has included supporting youth-led social justice projects, community action, and programming on topics such as consent, gender and sexual diversity, food justice, bystander intervention, sex education, and supporting survivors of sexualized violence.

Sounds like a pretty great team, right? If you want to see our full bios, visit Our Team page for more info and updates as we welcome in and train our newest team members!

What are we up to?

Support Services

In Person Support

Mondays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Phone Support 

Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

AVP provides free support services that are completely non-judgmental and confidential, and available to anyone who has experienced gender-based or sexualized violence, people who are supporting a survivor of violence, as well as people who have caused harm and seek to change their actions. We can provide you with emotional support, information about services on campus, and help connect you with relevant resources and referrals, including advocacy, community, counselling, health and/or legal services. We have a team of trained volunteers who provide peer support, as well as staff members. To learn more about AVP peer support, click here.

For our in person support services, we have a lovely support room located in the UVic Student Union Building (SUB), room B024. To maintain safety and follow the Provincial Health Orders, we are limiting access to the room to only those who are seeking support. Unfortunately, it will not be available as a study or chill space, unless you are seeking support as well. Masks are required in the support room and the space will be limited to two people at one time (including the peer supporter). When you arrive at the support room, you will be greeted by a peer support worker or staff member, who will be happy to meet with you. 

To access support by phone, our support line (778-400-5007) will continue to remain open on Thursdays from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. You can also email our Support Coordinator, Jenn, at to schedule a video chat, phone call outside of support hours, or access email support.

Please visit our website or social media accounts  for updates on services throughout the school year.  

Zines, Books, and Safer Sex Supplies!

AVP’s main office is located in the UVic Student Union Building (SUB), room B027. Just outside our doors you will see a variety of cool things to check out and take with you. We have zines hanging on the wall, resource handouts on the bulletin board, safer sex supplies of all kinds, as well as buttons and stickers to deck out your gear. Across the hallway, we have a small library of books you can take out during our drop-in support hours and borrow them to bring back later. 

Workshop offerings

This fall semester, AVP will be offering Understanding Consent Culture and Supporting a Survivor online through Zoom. Check out our social media accounts and our website for up-to-date information on dates and access. 

Volunteer applications

Does the Anti-Violence Project sound like an organization you would like to get involved with? We would love to meet you! As a volunteer, you will receive approximately 30 hours of training on topics including support, violence prevention, and sex-positive education skills. Check out our recent blog post on Applications for Volunteer Training to find out details on how to apply, how you will benefit from the training, and the training dates. 

Advisory Collective

At AVP, we recognize the importance of making sure that the work we do aligns with the needs of the communities we serve. Reflecting on this, AVP has been discussing how we can be better held accountable to and informed by, the communities we serve. This is where YOU come in! AVP is creating an Advisory Collective made up of 5 to 10 undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Victoria, and community members who are passionate about ending gender-based and sexualized violence. Members of the Advisory Collective will bring their knowledge, experience, and passion to advise, assist, and support AVP in the strategic development of services, programs, and projects that fight against gender-based and sexualized violence on campus and in the wider community. Check out our blog post on our Advisory Collective to find out more information and apply. 

AVP is here for you

We are thrilled to be able to continue to serve, educate, advocate for, and support our community here at UVic and the larger community throughout these continually challenging times. We would like to encourage you to reach out to us through the various channels of connection found in this post and listed on our contact us page to collaborate on a community event or project, inquire about support or education services, find out more about how to get involved, or just to send us some words of encouragement! We love a good affirmation moment. Please also come say hello if you see us at events on campus! We look forward to working with and supporting all of you and wish everyone a safe, engaging, and learning-rich semester.

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