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Workshops for staff and Faculty

These workshops are available to staff and faculty who have completed the required course “Creating A Campus Community Free Of Sexual Violence.”  

These workshops are ideal for those who wish to discuss these complex concepts with peers and engage in thought-provoking scenarios. The workshops offer an opportunity to ask questions that are relevant to one’s particular context on campus and gain tools to address particular aspects of sexual violence. 

Participation in one of these workshops will fulfill the mandatory requirement for the 2023-2024 academic year.

All workshops will take place on the Sir George Williams Campus - Hall Building, room H-655.

Reporting, Disclosures, and Supporting Survivors (60 mins.) 

This workshop explores various power dynamics and cultural elements that impact a survivor’s experience of sexual violence. Participants will discuss the difference between a disclosure and the formal reporting process at Concordia. The aim is to provide community members with more information about what a reporting process could look like, understanding that each case is unique and dependant on the needs of the survivor. Participants will also learn about supporting survivors whether during a disclosure or throughout a reporting process. 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the factors that influence the survivor experience of sexual violence and why they may/may not seek support. 
  • Understand the difference between a disclosure and a reporting process. 
  • Understand how a reporting process may unfold with attention to services provided by SARC and the ORR.
  • Gain strategies for supporting a survivor throughout a disclosure and/or reporting process. 

Schedule 2024

  • Thursday, April 11th at 2 p.m.  


Faculty Allies (90 mins.) 

Faculty have a unique and complex relationship with the student body, especially when it comes to sexual violence awareness, prevention, and support. Some situations that may arise: Students may disclose cases of sexual violence to their instructor, have strong reactions to content related to sexuality or sexual violence presented in class, may try to explore romantic or sexual relationships with their instructor  or bring up harmful myths and attitudes about sexual violence during class discussion. Participants in this workshop will get to navigate these complex circumstances.  

Learning outcomes

  • Gain understanding and tools to prepare students for potentially triggering course content. 
  • Recognize the importance of intervening in harmful behaviour from students during class time and acquire tools to do so. 
  • Understand Concordia’s Guidelines on Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships. 
  • Increase knowledge about handling disclosures from students and how to best support them.

Schedule 2024

  • Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m.

Workshops for new students

All new students are required to complete mandatory training, either online or via an in- person workshop.

It Takes All of Us - Creating a Safe Environment for Everyone

This workshop is preventive in nature and explores the basics of sexual violence. A definition and examples of sexual violence is offered along with discussion about power dynamics and cultural aspects as root causes. Participants will explore concepts of consent, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors providing participants with relevant information and tools for action. Throughout the module, participants will engage in discussion about these concepts along with compelling scenarios to aid in understanding the nuances of sexual violence and consent. Finally, information on our policies and processes as well as internal and community resources is offered.


  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. (SGW H655)
  • Thursday, Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. (SGW H655)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. (Loyola Campus AD-103)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. (Virtual)

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