What is Let's Get Consensual?
The BC Government recently passed Bill 23, mandating that every post-secondary institution in the province have a policy on sexual violence and misconduct. As a response to the implementation of Capilano University's policy, the consent campaign was brought to campus. The Cap Get Consensual workshop will define sexual assault, consent and what that means for the CapU community. We will work together to bust myths around sexualized violence, explore the gender galaxy and break down rape culture. By the end of the workshop, you will leave with a better understanding of what consent in Canada consists of, and how we can work together to prevent sexualized violence on campuses across the country. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, further details about location and content will be sent out via email after pre-registration.
This workshop has been adapted for Capilano University students from the “Let’s Get Consensual” workshop created by the Anti-Violence Project at the University of Victoria.
Working as a community, Let's Get Consensual (LGC) aims to shift the culture on campus from one that glorifies sexual violence, to a culture of consent. LGC provides a safe, non-judgmental space to learn more about consent and challenge what you thought you knew about it. We are working to make consent the norm at Capilano.
Through LGC you will:
- Become familiar with definitions of sexual assault, consent, and sexual violence
- Understand the myths and truths of sexualized violence
- Learn how to break down rape culture
- Identify the elements of consent and how they function
The BC Government recently passed Bill 23, mandating that every post-secondary institution in the province have a policy on sexual violence and misconduct. As a response to the implementation of this policy, the consent campaign was brought to campus. LGC is a collaborative effort between the university and the student union to shift the culture on campus and create a community of respectful and educated individuals.
Who should attend?
The Let's Get Consensual workshop is aimed at students wanting to be leaders in the community, as well as those who are looking to learn more about the culture we live in and how to make a difference. If you are new to Canada, or have limited knowledge of consent and consent culture, it is recommended that you first complete the What is Consent workshop.
We are always accepting volunteers and love when students help out and get involved in any way possible.
Becoming a volunteer is easier than it sounds. To be an official LGC volunteer you are required to attend and complete the Let's Get Consensual workshop and Responding to Disclosures training. What's even better is that these workshops can be included on your co-curricular record! By becoming an official volunteer, you can attend CSU and university events as a voice for the campaign, handing out LGC swag, and offering help and information through interactive outreach.
To request a training or inquire about an upcoming training, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the Pledge
It is everyone's responsibility to help keep the CapU community safe and supportive – what's your pledge against sexualized violence? Take the Pledge!
- Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy - April 18, 2017 (pdf)
- Sexual Violence and Misconduct Procedure - May 10, 2017 (pdf)
- Bill 23 – 2016: Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act
- Government of BC: Prevent Sexual Violence