Mandatory Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Training
In our ongoing efforts to foster a safe and respectful environment at Concordia, we are launching mandatory sexual violence awareness and prevention training.
Titled “It takes all of us,” the training was designed by KnowledgeOne and Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) based on consultations with a wide cross-section of the university community as well as the Standing Committee on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence. Faculty, staff and students are all required to take the training, which is availble either online or in person.
The content of the training is preventive in nature and focuses on:
Supporting survivors; and
Information on our policies and processes.
Sexual violence awareness and prevention training is a legal requirement as outlined by Bill 151.
All new students (whether undergraduate or graduate) starting in January of 2020 must complete this mandatory training by February 19, 2020.
All faculty and staff members who joined Concordia after October 4, 2019 must complete this mandatory training by February 19, 2020.
A link to the online version of the training is available concordia.ca/allofus (this page). Use of Chrome is recommended.
A number of in-person group-training sessions are being offered by the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC). Registration is required. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule or registration information.
Sexual violence awareness and prevention training is a legal requirement as outlined by Bill 151. As a result, all Concordia faculty, staff and students must complete the training.
Cases of faculty and staff who do not comply with this mandatory requirement will be addressed through the respective collective or employment agreement or policy.
Students – whether new or returning, undergraduate or graduate – who have not completed the training by the deadline will have a block placed on their student account that will prevent registration for future semesters unless the training is completed.
Those seeking in-person support are encouraged to reach out to the Sexual Assault Resource Centre in person at Room H-464 of the Hall Building or by calling the SARC Service Assistant at 514-848-2424 ext. 5972.
Within the online version of the training, the “I’m feeling overwhelmed” button is there for people who are experiencing distress because of the content of the training.
Once the button is clicked, information regarding immediate support will pop up.
The button allows the viewer to exit the part they are finding distressing and to move ahead to the next section.
The expectation remains that the training be completed by the deadline.Those who continue to experience significant distress are encouraged to reach out to the Sexual Assault Resource Centre so that they can go over the training content in a one-on-one setting.
No, there are two different training modules: one for students and another for employees.
All students (including those who work at Concordia as research assistants and teaching assistants, as well as students hired to work on time sheets or short term contracts) are required to do the student module.
NOTE: Faculty and staff will need to take the training every year, while students only need to take it once during the course of their studies.