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Sexual Violence Awareness

Bow Valley College is committed to increasing awareness of sexual violence and supporting a culture of respect. There are different participation and learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to promote awareness of sexual violence. This includes learning more about available on- and off-campus supports, exploring how to support those who have been impacted by sexual violence and looking at how you can be a part of supporting culture of consent at Bow Valley College.
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Winter Term (January -April)

Let’s Talk About Consent Workshop Series

Spring/Summer Term (May-August) - more information coming soon!

Fall Term (September-December) - more information coming soon!

Online Trainings on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
 Winter Term (January - April):

  • Let’s Talk About Consent Workshop Series

Have questions about what consent and what it looks like? Curious what it looks like to talk about consent with friends, romantic partners or sexual interests?

Join us for our Winter 2021 Let’s Talk about Consent Workshop Series, where will explore various factors that involve consent from online interactions, how consent is portrayed in the media, to how we navigate and respect rejection when asking for consent. 

Be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card for the BVC Bookstore each time you attend one of the consent workshops and earn co-curricular record hours.


Let’s Talk About Consent: #ConsentIsNotCancelled Workshop (For BVC Students)

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 1pm-2pm

Where: MS Teams (online).

About:

Caring for one another and respecting people’s boundaries is not cancelled in the time of COVID-19, and neither is consent. Join in this live virtual workshop to learn about what consent is, what it looks like in our relationships, our day-to-day interactions and online, and how to ask, listen and respect when asking for consent. You will have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and ask questions.

Presented by the Sexual Violence Response Advisor, Erin Kordich. 

Part of the LSS Accelerate Your Success Winter 2021 Passport!

Register Here: Lets Talk Consent: #ConsentIsNotCancelled. (cvent.com)    
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Let’s Talk About Consent: In the Media (For BVC Students)

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Where: MS Teams (online).

About:

How do about consent? What messages are we taught about consent through movies, tv and the news? Join us to watch and discuss movie, tv and news clips about consent. We will talk about should look like consent, and how the media gets it right and how it does not when it comes to consent.

Presented by the Sexual Violence Response Advisor, Erin Kordich. 

Part of the LSS Accelerate Your Success Winter 2021 Passport!

Register Here: Let’s Talk About Consent: In the Media (cvent.com) 
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Let’s Talk About Consent: Navigating Rejection (For BVC Students)

When:  Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Where: MS Teams (online).

About:

This session will focus on rejection. Rejection can hurt, and that is okay.  It may come from making plans with friends, asking a romantic interest out on a date, or asking to kiss or hug someone. When having consent conversations, there is always the likelihood that we may hear a ‘no’ (i.e. be met with rejection). What does it look like to respect this? We will talk about what it means to ask, listen and respect when asking for consent, and how we can navigate and build resilience in how we respond to rejection from romantic or sexual interests with others.

Presented by the Sexual Violence Response Advisor, Erin Kordich. 

Register Here: Let's Talk About Consent: Navigating Rejection (cvent.com) 
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Spring/Summer Term (May-August):

  • Sexual Violence Awareness Month (May 2021)

More information coming soon!

Fall Term (September-December):
  • Family Violence Prevention Month (November)
  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10)

More information coming Fall 2021.


Online Trainings on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence:

About:Bow Valley College has developed a training to inform and empower students, staff and faculty to receive and respond supportively to disclosures of sexual violence.

For Students:

Training Name: Supporting Disclosures of Sexual Violence Training – Students

Where: D2L Brightspace (https://bowvalleycollege.ca/bvc-login)

About: This training has been developed to inform students about what sexual violence and consent are, develop knowledge and skills in how to support someone who has disclosed sexual violence on-campus and provide resource information.

How to Register: Self-registration.

Read the instructions on how to register

For Staff and Faculty:

Training Name: Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - Staff

Where: D2L Brightspace (https://bowvalleycollege.ca/bvc-login)

About: This training has been developed to inform staff and faculty about what sexual violence is and develop knowledge and skills in how to support a learner who has disclosed sexual violence and provide resource information.

How to Register: Self-registration.

Read the instructions on how to register
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For more information or questions, contact:
Erin Kordich, Sexual Violence Response Advisor

ekordich@bowvalleycollege.ca

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