Upcoming Programming

Programming & Events

We offer a variety of programming and events at each tri-campus that is open to all members of the University of community (students, staff and faculty). Our programming, like all of our training and education, is guided by principles outlined in the University Expert Panel’s Guiding Principles for Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Initiatives.

In light of COVID-19, the Centre continues to offer programming and events virtually until otherwise stated.

Consent for Families Workshop & Q+A

Thursday January 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

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Consent For Families is a dynamic, engaging virtual workshop +Q+A with Sexuality Educator, Dr. Nadine Thornhill. Nadine will take you through the concepts introduced in the “Teaching About Consent,” webinar series to help you discover real-world ways of creating consent culture in your home! This workshop is offered in collaboration between the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre and the Family Care Office.

During this 60 minute session, attendees will have the opportunity to:

•          Explore consent concepts more deeply

•          Learn practical ways to implement consent practices in their relationship with youth

Following the workshop, there will be a 30 minute Q+A segment with Nadine.

Registration is required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

 Please note, it will be beneficial before this session, if you can watch the Teaching About Consent webinar series (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Facilitator:  Dr. Nadine Thornhill, Ed.D is an educator specializing in child and adolescent sexuality. For over a decade, she has been helping folks have honest, open conversations with their kids and teens about bodies, relationships, and more!

Dr. Nadine Thornhill

Kisîwâtisôwin: Self-Compassion Workshop Series for Indigiqueers

Kisîwâtisôwin is a Michif word that means kindness. This 4-part virtual workshop series, anchored through an Indigenous lens, will support Indigiqueers to deepen their relationship to self, community, and creation. Facilitated by Indigenous Wellness Counsellor Faith Chaput and Jenn Flood, Education Lead at the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre. This tri-campus series is available to any Indigenous identifying UofT student that is part of the 2SLGBTQ community. Spots are limited, so please register in advance. 

In this workshop series, you’ll learn: 

  • a decolonial approach to self-compassion 
  • how to stop being so hard on yourself 
  • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease 
  • how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism 
  • how to shift difficult relationships, both old and new 
  • mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life 
  • traditional teachings about kindness and compassion  
Workshop #1, Kisîwâtisôwin: The Physiology of Self-Criticism and Self-CompassionFebruary 3, 2021
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Workshop #2, Kisîwâtisôwin: Mindfulness & Letting Go of Resistance  March 3, 2021
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Workshop #3, Kisîwâtisôwin: Self-Compassion & Shame  April 7, 2021
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Workshop #4, Kisîwâtisôwin: Self-Compassion & Anger  May 5, 2021
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