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

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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Looking for something fun and exciting to do Halloween?

The Homospun collective and the Anti-Violence Project present: A homopumpkin costume dance party! Friday October 29 Norway house 9pm to 1am* 19+ id please $5-10 sliding scale Time to look for your Halloween costume! When you choose your costume please be aware of cultural appropriation. It is the taking or using of anything related to another community without full permission...

New Team is Set!

The staff positions are now filled and we are just about to start this year’s training program. It is with great pleasure we announce the newest members of our team: Soumya Natarajan, Public Relations Coordinator Josey Ross, Outreach and Education Team Leader Jarrad Marani, AVP Workstudy Stay tuned for future updates: introduction of new staff, new campaigns, and upcoming workshops....

Seeking Outreach Team Leader

The hiring continues here at AVP. We have successfully hired a new Public Relations Coordinator and are now looking for someone to fill the role of Outreach Team Leader. This position is open to folks of all genders, but you must be a current undergraduate student at UVIC in September. Email, call, or drop by with questions or to see...

Public Relations Coordinator Job Posting

AVP is hiring! We are seeking out a new addition to our team. Applicants should be energetic, motivated and have a combination of crisis support and leadership skills. Knowledge of an intersectional analysis of sexualised violence and feminism a must. To apply or for more information please email us or drop by the office. POSTING CLOSES: July 19 at 4pm.

Summer Office Hours

Starting June 21, 2010 our office hours will be: Monday 9-5:30pm Tuesday 10-2pm Wednesday 10-3pm Thursday 10-2pm Friday 9-5:30pm Please note that due to vacation and reduced shifts hours may vary. You can always email or phone our office for an appointment time.

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."

https://t.co/bZNIP0H63b

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

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:

https://t.co/3CsKFO64hu

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. https://t.co/40sD3leKl4

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! https://t.co/Ns3fXCtAsp #uvic #yyj #trans #CFP #research #archives

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