Mandatory Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Training
In our ongoing efforts to foster a safe and respectful environment at Concordia, we have created 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.
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.
Online or virtual in-person training
All new students (whether undergraduate or graduate) must complete this mandatory training by February 28, 2021.
All faculty and staff members who joined Concordia after October 31, 2020 must complete this mandatory training by February 28, 2021.
Returning staff and faculty are required to take new modules to deepen their understanding of the subject matter. These new modules are being developed and will be ready in 2021 and will focus on:
The roots of sexual violence;
Systems of oppresion and intersectionality.
Access online training by logging in to MyConcordia. Use of Chrome is recommended.
These in-person sessions require active participation, including discussion with other participants. While the facilitator of each session will do their best to create a safe space for respectful discussion, they cannot guarantee other participants will not use triggering or problematic language. These sessions make use of Zoom breakout rooms which may not have a facilitator present, thereby increasing the risk of encountering triggering or problematic language from others. If you think this kind of situation is unsuitable for you to learn, we encourage you to use the online module. If neither of these options is suitable for you, please get in touch with the Sexual Assault Resource Centre to discuss accommodations.
Additional information for student employees at Concordia University is available.
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.
In alignment with Bill 151, all staff and faculty must complete Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention annually. As we have started a new year, you may notice that your completion status in MyConcordia has changed to “incomplete” and this is normal. You have the following options to choose from:
Wait for the release of new modules in January 2021 to deepen your understanding of sexual violence;
2. Re-take the “It Takes All of Us” training now either online or in a virtual in-person session.
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.