Safer Communities, Safer Campus 2019/2020

We have partnered with the Dandelion Initiative to bring you a series of workshops for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Register for one or both sessions here

Bystander Intervention Tools and Techniques
Date: November 28th
Time: 4-6PM
Location: APUS Boardroom (563 Spadina Crescent, Room 236)

This is an interactive and tool based workshop that will help participants develop their skills in  intervening and de-escalating potential harmful situations. We will help you evaluate risks and make safer and more accessible choices while helping you get from a bystander to an empowered bystander. We use a variety of techniques to ensure equity and dignity when approaching diverse groups and needs. This workshop comes with a workbook 

Consent: What We Were Never Taught
Date: December 6th
Time: 2-4PM
Location: APUS Boardroom (563 Spadina Crescent, Room 236)

96% of Canadians think that sexual activity should be consensual, however only 28% of Canadians know what consent looks like. Consent education has been overlooked as a crucial component to ending gender based/sexual violence. When we understand how to set boundaries, respect and actively listen to one another and practice enthusiastic consent, we are creating cultures of consent that offer safer opportunities and experiences for all people. Handouts are provided with this workshop.

Your Facilitator:

Viktoria Belle is the founder and Executive Director of the Dandelion Initiative. She has worked for a decade in the food, beverage and hospitality industry while she built her practice as an educator in gender based violence prevention, which lead her to develop and lead the Safer Bars & Spaces Program. 

She has held diverse senior roles with not for profit organizations in the city of Toronto, and has contributed to many different publications and movements with a focus on labour rights, sexual violence, and education. She has a deep devotion to survivor-centric programming and shares that devotion through her expertise in policy development and consulting. 

Viktoria is a Romani woman living in Toronto with her wife and their dog, Buffy.

Access Information:
Food will be provided! Vegan, gluten-free options available. TTC tokens available upon request. 
The room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible, single-stall all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.

For additional access needs or questions, please contact Brie: