Announcements & Events
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.
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.
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.
Get news and updates about our work by joining our new Listserv community! We’ll share information about free trainings and events happening on and off-campus, self-care tips, articles on care, consent, violence prevention, and more in this monthly bulletin.
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.
The SVPSC is partnering with the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office to host two virtual, curated spaces of restoration and art for faculty, staff and students at the University of Toronto who identify as members of Asian community. No art experience is necessary, just come as you are.