Mandatory Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Training

Why awareness and training matter

We have created mandatory sexual violence awareness and prevention training in our ongoing efforts to foster a safe and respectful environment at Concordia.

As our community continues to learn and grow, new modules will be added. Currently, two modules are offered to Students, Staff and Faculty, either as online training or in-person virtual workshops:

Introductory Module

The training in this first module is preventive in nature and explores the basics of sexual violence. A definition and examples of sexual violence is offered along with information and tools regarding consent, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors. Throughout the module, participants will engage with various scenarios. Finally, information on our policies and processes as well as internal and community resources is offered.

Systems of Oppression and Intersectionality

This second training module focuses on a root cause of sexual violence, systemic power and intersectionality. These concepts are presented to participants using a tool called the Anti-Oppression tree followed by various scenarios, allowing for deep exploration of the topic.

Creating a safe environment for everyone

Sexual violence awareness and prevention training is fundamental in creating a safe and supportive working and learning environment at Concordia and is a legal requirement as outlined by Bill 151.



Content Warning

The in-person virtual workshops 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.

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