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June 22: Extreme Intoxication and Sexual Assault: Breaking Down the SCC Sullivan, Chan and Brown Decision

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in May that accused persons can raise self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense to certain crimes, including sexual assault, some concern was raised and misinformation shared.  This panel will be an opportunity to learn from legal experts what is true and false in the context of the court’s holding and explore what must be done to urgently address sexual violence in Canada meaningfully. 
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June 27: Queer As In Healthy, with Shanese Anne Indoowaaboo Steele

Join Afro-Indigenous consultant and educator Shanese Anne for this session on queer healing. Through videos, discussions, and activities, participants will find ways to affirm, grow and heal within themselves, breaking-through the colonial and cis-heteronormative understandings of being healthy. This 1-hour, virtual workshop will be co-hosted by the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office and the SVPSC. It is open to all members of the UofT community, but will focus on the needs of queer students.
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Skills for Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence: Free, Virtual Training

The Centre has confirmed standing training dates for the 2022-2023 school year. Register for one of the sessions below to take part in an interactive and practice-based workshop on how to supportively respond to a disclosure of sexual violence. This workshop touches on the link between systemic oppression and sexual violence, which can impact and create barriers for those impacted by sexual violence.
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SVPSC Operational Update

We remain open and available to provide support to members of the UofT community. We are back on campus and gradually increasing our on-campus activities. We are currently providing our services remotely via phone and video conferencing, and in-person appointment requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. At this time all educational initiatives are also being held virtually.
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