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 be able to...

  • Define sexual violence, rape culture, and sexual consent
  • Describe at least two bystander intervention strategies they would use
  • Articulate at least two factors that influence their decisoin to intervene or not intervene
  • Develop empathy for survivors of sexual violence

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 3 weeks in advance of your desired time to determine availability. 

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