Bystander Intervention at Humber College/University of Guelph-Humber

The interactive, researched, and evaluated BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER® curriculum uses a community of responsibility approach. The program teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk.

Through discussion of issues and role-playing of common sexual violence scenarios, participants come to understand how they play a part in proactively preventing sexual and relationship violence, how they can help survivors get the help and support they need, and how they contribute to the creation of a campus climate that reflects a commitment to safety for all.  The program was developed and evaluated by leading researchers and program practitioners. For an overview of the BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER® program, please visit https://cola.unh.edu/prevention-innovations-research-center/evidence-based.

Bystander Intervention training is an important piece in preventing and responding to sexual violence. This program is a component of Humber's overall strategy of prevention.

We understand that sexual violence is experienced differently and disproportionately based on race, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We encourage and seek out collaborations with campus and community partners to better inform our approach and evaluate our programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will understand the concept of bystander intervention.
  • Participants will be able to identify a continuum of inappropriate sexual behavior.
  • Participants will develop empathy for those who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Participants will understand their role in bystander intervention and make a commitment to intervene in the case of sexual violence before, during and after an incident.
  • Participants will understand their own barriers to bystander intervention and techniques to overcome them.

Upcoming Sessions: 

Bringing in the Bystander Workshop & Plant the Seed | Learn essential life tools to becoming an active bystander and gain deeper knowledge around consent culture. We will be ending this workshop off the Plant the Seed where you can paint flower pots and plant ‘knowledge’ seeds while learning about consent

Date: Thursday, April 11th |  12 pm – 4pm

Location: North Campus, LRC 2037 Boardroom, 2nd Floor LRC  

*Registration required:  http://bitbandplanttheseed.eventbrite.co.uk?s=93297000

Bringing in the Bystander Workshop | Learn essential life tools to becoming an active bystander and gain deeper knowledge around consent culture

Date: Wednesday, April 10th |  10am-12pm

Location: Lakeshore Campus, Wel 207 Boardroom

*Registration required: http://april10bringinginthebystander.eventbrite.co.uk?s=93294559

Request your own session:

Academic schools, departments, or other groups can request their own sessions outside of the pre-arranged open sessions. To book your own session please fill out the session request form at least (1) week in advance of your desired time to determine availability. 

Should you have any questions, please email bystanderprogram@humber.ca