Sexual Violence Awareness Programs

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Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative (SVPI)

SVPI is a team of students hired each year who are passionate about education and prevention of sexual violence at Saint Mary's. The Team works in Student Affairs and Services and is committed to raising awareness about sexual violence and providing bystander intervention training webinars. Contact to learn more about the Team.

Campus Events

Consent Week will take place from October 13 to 16, 2020. Details will be posted here once available.

Res Consent Project

This student-led team is dedicated to increasing conversations in residence buildings and residence communities about sexual consent. Through sex-positivity programming and a harms reduction approach, they promote discussion about sexual consent and safer sex in our community.

Bystander Intervention Training

This workshop is an education program that takes a bystander intervention approach meaning that the trainings are centred around the idea that everyone has a role to play in ending sexual violence. This workshop is delivered by trained students at Saint Mary’s University, is open to all students, and can be verified on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). Attend a session for your chance to win prizes.


The following upcoming trainings are available for students:

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

All bystander intervention training webinars take place on Zoom. Students can sign up for any of the above sessions by clicking here.


Consent at Saint Mary's Online Brightspace Module

Explore this online material at your own pace to learn about ways to prevent sexual violence and to support those who have experienced it. The module includes interactive components that includes video, audio, etc. Sign up for this course in Brightspace. For instructions, view this video tutorial. Once you complete the module, you will automatically be entered to win prizes.


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