At Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber, we work to challenge negative behaviours, attitudes and beliefs about sexual and gender-based violence. By doing so, we hope to reinforce Humber’s commitment to student safety and promote a campus culture in which there is ZERO tolerance for sexual and gender-based violence. 

ACTION

You can be part of this important work in the following ways:

EVENTS​

  • Lakeshore 16 Days of Activism Art Contest
    • Submissions due November 22; art displayed November 29 to December 10
    • We are looking for art submissions related to gender-based violence to raise awareness on campus! We will be displaying the top 16 submissions and the top voted submission will receive a $100 gift card. For rules and guidelines, please refer to this document. We look forward to your submissions!
  • Take Back the Night March
    • Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    • Join us as we march across campus in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence! This year we will focus on activism and mobilization through movement and art! More information here.

Stay tuned for more events in the 2019/2020 academic year! 

AWARENESS

  • #WeDontStandBy (Video)
    This video represents the key message in our campaign, showing that as a community, #WeDontStandBy but rather stand up to Sexual Violence. It will be aired on social media and run on circulation throughout the screens on all campuses.
  • CONSENT PEER EDUCATION PROGRAM
    The Consent Peer Education Program (CPEP) is a student led program that aims to inform and educate students on consent and sexual violence prevention on campus through peer-peer interactions. CPEP provides consent education, bystander intervention skills, educational events, and training.
  • #WhoWillYouHelp
    #WhoWillYouHelp, a PSA by the Ontario government, will be promoted on all social media streams.

WORKSHOPS

  • BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER (Program)
    The program teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk. Through in-depth discussion of issues and role-playing of common 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 can contribute to the creation of a campus climate that reflects a commitment to safety for all.
  • CAN I KISS YOU? (Presentation)
    Each year at Humber, first year students attend ‘Can I Kiss You? During this presentation students are shown why "Asking First" and getting consent makes all the difference! Attendees are given skills to instantly use in their own relationships. Plus, students discover how to "Be a Friend" by appropriately intervening in potentially dangerous situations with their peers (especially when alcohol is involved). Each student also learns how to properly provide support for survivors by "Opening the Door" for those they care about.