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Get consent

Ask. Listen. Respect.

One of the most important things you can do is ask for, and ensure you have, your partner’s consent. The word consent means to ‘agree’ or ‘give permission’.

Consent is an agreement between all participants. It must be mutual, voluntary, informed, and ongoing.

Consent must be

  • Mutual: everyone involved has to agree.
  • Informed: everyone involved needs to know what they are consenting to.
  • Continuous: your partner can change their mind at any time.
  • For every act: just because your partner said yes to one sexual act doesn’t mean they have consented to every sexual act.

Silence is not consent, and the absence of “no” is not consent. Any unwanted, non-consensual, sexual contact is sexual assault. There are a range of behaviors and actions that fall under the definition of sexual assault. Sexual assault is not only unwanted penetration (rape), it is also any unwanted sexual contact such as touching, kissing or grabbing.

Consent handout

Get consent. Ask. Listen. Respect.


Sexual Assault Resource Centre

We are open to all Concordia students, staff, and faculty.

Need support or have questions?

Are you in immediate danger?

On campus
Call Campus Safety and Prevention Services:
514-848-3717 – option 1

Off campus
Call 911 or contact the police
Find your local police station


Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-649 (see map)
Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Monday - Friday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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