Receiving a disclosure can feel intimidating if you don’t know how best to respond, which is why the Anti-Violence Project has designed this workshop to address how we can all support the survivors in our lives.

Throughout the workshop we will cover the very important differences between support, disclosure and reporting and provide some foundations for supporting survivors of sexualized violence. We will discuss different approaches and tools that can be used when supporting someone, including: active listening, believing survivors, busting myths, showing empathy and making referrals.

While the focus of this online workshop is supporting survivors of sexualized violence, many of the topics and skills we cover will be applicable to support in other contexts.

These free workshops are an hour and a half long and have a no late-comer policy. Open to students, staff, and faculty as well as community members!



We recommend that folks interested in this workshop first attend our Understanding Consent Culture workshop, as many of the ideas in this workshop build on ideas we explored in the consent workshop.

Support workshop dates

  • Thurs Oct 15, 5:30-7 pm
  • Mon Nov 23, 5:30-7 pm

Attend an AVP workshop this semester and get entered into a draw for the chance to win a $100 gift card!

Get registered!

Accessibility notes

Do you have any accessibility needs? With appropriate time we can access transcribers and interpreters. Workshops will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. University of Victoria students can borrow a laptop from the library, more info here. Please email with any inquiries.