Each AVP workshop will be held at the University of Victoria. The Consent Workshop is two hours in duration and the Support workshop is two and a half hours long. These workshops are free of charge, open to students and community members, capped at 20 participants, and have a no late-comer policy. Once you register, you’ll get an email with the exact location of the workshop.
Consent workshop dates
January to April 2018
Tuesday January 16th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday February 5th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Thursday March 8th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday March 28th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday April 19th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Support workshop dates
January to April 2018
Monday February 26th, 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday April 11th, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Workshops by request
If you have a group of eight or more you’d like to be trained together, please email our Education Coordinator to arrange a workshop for your group.
Bystander Intervention Workshop
The UVic Office of Student Life is introducing a new Bystander Intervention Training Program this fall. Based on the University of New Hampshire’s acclaimed “Bringing in the Bystander” Program, the training teaches students how to overcome resistance to checking in and intervening when they observe the potential for sexualized violence to occur. By empowering students to become active bystanders, we hope to create a compassionate community response to preventing sexualized violence and fostering a safer environment on campus.
In this three hour workshop, students will:
- Learn how to identify situations where bystander intervention is appropriate and how to overcome barriers to successful intervention
- Gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of sexual violence for victims/survivors and communities
- Learn how to identify a continuum of inappropriate sexual behaviours
- Build increased empathy for victims of sexual violence and understand the importance of supportive responses to those who disclose
Training sessions can be scheduled for classes and student groups/clubs, or individuals can attend a drop-in training session, which will be offered on a regular basis throughout the year.