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

Our office 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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Holiday Closure

AVP Office will be closed Tuesday, December 21 – Monday, January 3. We’ll re-open Tuesday, January 4 at 10am. For emergency service please contact the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre all-gender crisis line at 250-383-3232. You can also contact the Vancouver Island 24 hr Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. Have a safe holiday season and see you in the new year!

Clothing Drive for PEERS

It’s cold outside and we need your help! As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, PEERS Victoria needs help providing outdoor sex workers in Victoria with warm clothing. We’re asking for donations of new and gently used coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, boots, socks, gloves and anything else that might keep someone who works (and sometimes, lives) outside...

Candlelight Vigil

On Friday, December 10th, 2010, a candlelight vigil will be held in downtown Victoria to commemorate women in light of international Human Rights Day (Dec. 10th) and the Nation Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec. 6th). For More information please goto Hope to see you all there!

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.

3955 students voted in the referendum (~21%). 74% of those who voted voted “yes” to the few increase.

The results are in: the @AVP_UVic referendum has passed. 21 per cent of eligible students voted, 74 per cent of whom voted in favour.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN! Apply today to present at #MTHF18! #uvic #yyj #trans #CFP #research #archives

No classes on Monday - it's #UVic #ReadingBreak Nov 13-15 #SleepIsGreat

Voting has closed in the UVSS 2017 Fall Referendum. Results will be posted later today. Sincere thanks to all UVSS members who voted!

Polls are closing in about an hour. We want to thank our supporters and volunteers and also our tweeps. This has ben a huge team effort. You are appreciated. #campaigntrail

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